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Nong Bua Lamphu is 324km from Amnat Charoen, 528km from Ang Thong, 577km from Bangkok, 533km from Ayutthaya, 361km from Buriram, 448km from Chainat, 174km from Chaiyaphum, 649km from Chiang Mai, 729km from Chiang Rai, 238km from Kalasin, 425km from Kamphaeng Phet, 161km from Khon Kaen, 351km from Korat, 566km from Lampang, 634km from Lamphun, 106km from Loei, 319km from Lopburi, 933km from Mae Hong Son, 234km from Maha Sarakham, 320km from Mukdahan, 298km from Nakhon Phanom, 415km from Nakhon Sawan, 611km from Nan, 97km from Nong Khai, 635km from Phayao, 231km from Phetchabun, 494km from Phrae, 377km from Phichit, 332km from Phitsanulok, 274km from Roi Et, 205km from Sakon Nakhon, 409km from Saraburi, 463km from Singburi, 508km from Sisaket, 361km from Sukhothai, 419km from Surin, 460km from Tak, 447km from Ubon Ratchathani, 46km from Udon Thani, 464km from Uthai Thani, 434km from Uttaradit and 349km from Yasothon.
Nong Bua Lamphu Province is in the Isaan region and shares borders with Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and Loei.
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Nong Bua Lamphu Tourist Attractions
Namtok Thao To Forest Park
This is 3 kilometres from town on the way to Udon Thani. A road here runs through a mountain. There is a small waterfall covered with large, shady trees. Nearby is the Chao Pu Lup Shrine which is worshipped by the locals. Cars passing the shrine usually honk their horn as a sign of respect and for good luck on their journey.
This park covers 322 square kilometres. The park headquarters is near the lake at Ubonrat Dam at the foot of Phu Phan mountain in Non Sang. From Nong Bua Lam Phu, take Highway No. 2146 (Nong Bua Lam Phu-Non Sang) for about 40 kilometres to the intersection at Ban Sok Chan, then a left onto the Ban Sok Chan-Ubonrat Dam road for about 14 kilometres to the park office. From Khon Kaen, there is a 7-kilometre road from the dam to the park office.
Huay Rai Reservoir
The medium sized reservoir is situated in Ban Srakaeo, Moo 6, Tambon Dongsawan. With clear water, the reservoir is quite scenic. From November to February, Sunn hemp plantation will paint the area in bright yellow. Tourist can enjoy cruising on motored raft which can control direction, unique vehicle of the reservoir. Restaurants on the raft are available.
Namtok Huay To Botanical Park
Sitauated on highway 210 (Nongbua Lampu-Udon Thani) some 3 kilometres from Nongbua Lampu City, the shady park is a nice place for picnic. The secreted shrine of Pu Loop is located nearby.
Tham Pha Wiang
The cave is situated in Moo 9 Ban Pha Wiang, Tambon Na Kae among picturesque mountain range called Phu Pha Wiang. The cave and around is territory of Wat Tham Pha Wiang. Tham Pha Wiang is naturally beautiful with rock formation and stalagmites. There are also many caves in the area such as Tham Pha Klang, Tham Thammas, Tham Pratoon, Tham Kok Nuayai, Tham Kangkao. How to get there: The cave is 45km from Nongbua Lampu City, motorist can use highway 210 (Nongbua Lampu-Loei).
This cave is 45km from town on Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lam Phu-Loei) past Na Klang and Na Wang to Km. 13, then a right for 2 kilometres and up about 600 steps by foot up the mountain. At the mouth of the cave is a large Buddha image clearly visible from a distance. Inside the cave is a large space with lovely stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is the origin of local folklore called Nang Phom Hom.
Pottery-making at Ban Khong Sawan
This pottery village is 17km from town on the way to Udon Thani. The villagers here migrated from Ban Wang Thua, Amphoe Nam Phong, Khon Kaen. The village specialty is making pottery with designs similar to that in Ban Chiang and using traditional techniques.
Million-year-old shell fossils
This archaeological site is approximately 10km from town on the Nong Bua Lam Phu-Udon Thani road. Mollusk fossils have been found here buried in sandstone. The fossils are about 140 million years old.
Phu Pha Ya Archaeological Site
This is north of Ban Na Charoen in Tambon Dong Mafai. In Wat Phu Pha Ya Thammasathit are prehistoric drawings on a mountain. The drawings are of red paint and depict geometric figures, animals, palm prints, and humans. They date from 2,000-3,000 years ago.
None Don Klang Archeological Site (Ban Kud Kwang Soy). Situated in Ban Kud Kwang Soy, Soi Santisuk, Tambon Ban Thin, east of Phu Khao Mount, it is an archeological site. Pre-historical artifacts found here include terra cottage similar to Ban Chiang Culture, human’s skeleton, bronze and stone bracelet, glass beat, sandstone mold for bronze axe, steel tool and etc. Some artifacts are kept at National Museum Khon Kaen, the remaining are displayed in the village’s museum.
Wooden Ubosoth of Wat Chaoreon Songtham
Located in Ban Don Por, Tambon Nong Bua Tai, the wooden chapel or Ubosoth has compact size in rectangular shape. High roof creates good air ventilation. The ubosoth has delicate carving on the roof, and gable with neatly carved garuda. How to get there: The ubosoth is 30 kilometres from Nongbua Lampu City, motorist can use Nongbua Lampu-Sangsian Road.
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