Sakon Nakhon is another province that has proved to us all that their indigenous wisdom could grow beyond times and borders. Indigo dyeing, ancient local wisdom that uses the indigo plant to create natural blues on cotton, has recently been brought back to life in this part of Thailand. Sakon Nakhon’s uniquely indigo-dyed cotton has now been GI registered and become the province’s main pride and joy that has been successfully promoted, exported and sustained not only in Thailand but also internationally.

Indigo-dyeing has always been indigenous wisdom of people in Isan. Long before, this type of fabric was associated with farmers and local cultures. But later, indigo-dyed kinds of cotton have cotton gained international recognition. With it’s of natural UV protection property, this beautiful outcome of nature has now been developed with great artistic designs of patterning and weaving. A great product to shop for while in Sakon Nakhon.

Wat Phrathat Choeng Chum The ancient temple of Sakon Nahon, Wat Phrathat Choeng Chum is where the much-sacred Luangpho Ong Saen is enshrined. A must visit while in Sakon Nakhon. Wat Tham Pha Daen Another staple attraction in Sakon Nakhon, Wat Tham Pha Daen is perched on a high hill overlooking Sakon Nakhon town.

Also, highlights are the giant-sized carved sandstone in reclining Buddha and other religious figures. Kong Ping Ngu, part of the winding highway connecting Sakon Nakhon and Kalasin, this stretch of road is a series of curves and bends that assimilate a slithering snake, hence the name. A great place to launch your drone camera to capture the top view of the entire area.

Attractions near Sakon Nakhon


Wat Phrathat Choeng Chum
The ancient temple of Sakon Nahon, Wat Phrathat Choeng Chum is where the much-sacred Luangpho Ong Saen is enshrined. A must-visit while in Sakon Nakhon.

Wat Tham Pha Daen
Another staple attraction in Sakon Nakhon, Wat Tham Pha Daen is perched on a high hill overlooking Sakon Nakhon town. Also, highlights are the giant-sized carved sandstone in reclining Buddha and other religious figures.

Kong Ping Ngu
A part of the winding highway connecting Sakon Nakhon and Kalasin, this stretch of road is a series of curves and bends that assimilate a slithering snake, hence the name. A great place to launch your drone camera to capture the top view of the entire area.