Visitors to the temple of Wat Roi Phra Phutthabat Phu Manorom in Northeastern Thailand cannot miss taking photos with the magnificent Naga snake statue.
Wat Roi Phra Phutthabat Phu Manorom (referred to as Wat Phu Manorom) is located on a small mountain located in Tambon Na Si Nuan, Mukdahan Province in Northeastern Thailand. The temple is a beautiful tourist destination overlooking the banks of the Mekong River, Mukdahan City and Savannakhet Province, Laos. Inside the temple grounds is a giant Naga serpent statue, which is a striking construction, attracting visitors to flock to visit.
Completed and opened in 2018, the Naga statue is named Ong Phraya Sri Mukda Mahamuneenin Palnakkarat. This Naga serpent snakes its body, slips through a large rocky area, and lifts its head to look down into the Mekong below.
The statue of a snake is exquisitely crafted, 122 meters long and 20 meters high, with a diameter of 1.5 meters. The body is blue with elaborate, elaborate scales scales beautifully reflected in sunlight, both majestic and majestic.
Not only visiting the statue, Buddhists also perform the ritual of praying, wishing Naga to bring luck, happiness, peace and wealth. They prepared offerings, sincerely prayed, then walked around Naga, beating a gong before tying the red ribbon to a nearby tree.
Along with that, the indispensable activity of visitors is to check-in with the giant statue. No matter standing in any corner around Naga, you can easily catch the majestic and spectacular appearance of the statue.
In particular, the angle with the curled body of the serpent with the background is a white Buddha image in the center that gives an impressive look. This is also the most famous corner that anyone visiting Wat Roi Phra Phutthabat Phu Manorom also wants to hold up the camera.
Besides the breathtaking and sophisticated Naga serpent, this magnificent mountain temple also houses the towering white Buddha image, one of the largest in Thailand. The giant Buddha image can be seen from afar, with a width of 40 m, the total height from the base to the top is 84 m.
Phu Manorom Temple belongs to Phu Pha Thoep National Park, just 5 km south of the city of Mukdahan and can be easily reached by bike or tuk tuk. Owning beautiful space on the top of the hill, Wat Phu Manorom is the most spectacular temple in the province.
There is a large parking lot that reflects the large number of visitors on holidays and weekends. Not only attracting locals to visit, the temple is also popular with nearby Lao tourists and tourist enthusiasts exploring different locations across Thailand and other international visitors.