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Amnat Charoen - อำนาจเจริญ

Amnat Charoen Province shares borders with Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, Mukdahan and Salavan in Laos.

Amnat Charoen is 585km from Bangkok, 536km from Ang Thong, 538km from Ayutthaya, 245km from Buriram, 606km from Chainat, 315km from Chaiyaphum, 893km from Chiang Mai, 970km from Chiang Rai, 172km from Kalasin, 660km from Kamphaeng Phet, 238km from Khon Kaen, 326km from Korat, 801km from Lampang, 872km from Lamphun, 445km from Loei, 524km from Lopburi, 1,194km from Mae Hong Son, 165km from Mahasarakham, 88km from Mukdahan, 192km from Nakhon Phanom, 653km from Nakhon Sawan, 853km from Nan, 324km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 404km from Nong Khai, 876km from Phayao, 482km from Phetchabun, 590km from Phichit, 557km from Phitsanulok, 735km from Phrae, 125km from Roi Et, 207km from Sakon Nakhon, 478km from Saraburi, 463km from Singburi, 136km from Sisaket, 616km from Sukhothai, 189km from Surin, 695km from Tak, 75km from Ubon Ratchathani and 357km from Udon Thani, 635km from Uthai Thani, 675km from Uttaradit and 54km from Yasothon.

Amnat Charoen is famous for its Morlam Music, other than that there is not really a lot of reasons for a tourist to visit it.

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Amnat Charoen Tourist Attractions

Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park

Most of the area is mountains lying from the northwest to the southeast. There are many kinds of plants and stone fields which the local people call “Dan” surrounding the peak. Phu Krasa is the highest peak at a height of 481 meters above sea level.

Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit

Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit houses the "Phra Lao Thep Nimit" which is a Buddha image built in 1720 it is considered the most beautiful Buddha image in the Isaan region.

Chitsakon Agricultural Centre

Located close to Chidsakol Resort, the famous farm features flowers and beautiful plants. Its huge plantation of African marigold always turn the whole field into bright yellow hue when in full bloom. Visitors to the farm can enjoy activities such as taking care of the plantation or cutting flowers.

Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang

This Buddha image is housed in Dan Phra Bat Temple. The temple is situated 3 km from town on the left-hand side of Highway 212. This Buddhist sanctuary built amidst the green trees of Phra Mongkon Ming Mueang, designed in the attitude of Subduing Mara and is decorated with golden mosaic tiles. The 20 meter tall Buddha image was moulded in Northern Indian style in 1965. It is the most sacred Buddha image for Amnat Charoens people. The temple also keeps a respected Buddha image called Pa La Hai, coincidentally discovered in the pond in 1962 when the temple was under renovation. This Buddha image is believed to bring good fortune to worshippers.

Phuttha Utthayan Reservoir

This reservoir is opposite to Wat Dan Phra Bat , three km away from town. This large reservoir under the Irrigation Department offers beautiful scenery. It is an ideal place to visit with resorts and food shops scattered all around the area.

Don Chao Pu

Located 40 km from Amnat Charoen city, the park covers an area of 260 rai, it consists of mixed deciduous forest. The park is home to various wildlife particularly crab-eating macaques, plenty of which can be easily spotted. The park houses a sacred shrine, as well as Buddha image in the attitude of birth, enlightenment, the first sermon and reclining.

Ban Kham Phra Handicraft Centre

The center is located at Ban Kham Phra, on Hua Taphan-Amnat Charoen highway, 2 km from Amphoe Hua Taphan’s Office. The center offers various handicrafts made by housewives. “Khit”, hand woven cloth with delicate pattern, and handicrafts made from the beautiful fabric are available. Tourists can watch the production demonstration and enjoy a great selection of the products.

Ban Sang Tho Royal Folk Arts and Craft Training Centre

Located 5 km from Amphoe Hua Taphan, the center offers training courses on various local crafts such as weaving and gems cutting. The center here produces world-class gems cutting technicians. Tourists can enjoy and watch the production process of a wide selections of products.

Tham Saeng Phet Temple (Wat Tham Saeng Phet)

The temple is located on Amnat Charoen-Khemarat Road, 18 km from the city, and 2 km off the main road up the hill. Located on a spacious sandstone plain, the temple has a vihara, pagoda, and huge reclining Buddha. North of the vihara is a big cave housing a beautiful Buddha image. Tourists can walk around to enjoy the rock formation of Sala Phun Hong. This cave is named Saeng Phet or ‘diamond’s glitters’ due to its flashing glitter rock. Wat Tham Saeng Phet is meditation center for those who honour Achan Cha Suphatto, a famous monk from Wat Nong Pa Phong. Foreign monks often come for practicing mediation here.

Amnat Charoen Guest Houses & Hotels

Faikid Hotel
449 Moo 12 Samranrad Arunprasert Road, Tumbon Bung, Amphoe Amnat, Amnat Charoen 37000
Tel: 045-511-888 045-511-222 045-511-999

Amnat Charoen Festivals

Boat race Festival
Held in October or November each year on the Mekong River.

Lue Amnat Rice Merit Making Ceremony
Held in January it includes sales of agricultural products, making merit with paddy rice, and local cultural performances.

Bun Bang Fai Festival
Annual festival held in most of the Isaan region where people set off their home made rockets.

You can learn more about Thai Festivals on our Thai Festivals page, or if you have any questions you can post them on our Thai Festivals Forum.

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