Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions. It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists.
Highlight is Phra That Phanom , The most important Buddhist site in the province, Phra That Phanom features a 53-meter-tall, square-shaped pagoda, which is a Laotian-influenced shape of numerous pagodas found around the area. It is believed that Phra That Phanom was originally built before the 12th Buddhist century, but it entirely collapsed on August 11, 1975 after several days of rainstorm. The current pagoda was later build according to the former design by local donations. Shine underneath the sun atop the pagoda is a 110-kilogram solid gold spire.