Phrathat Nadoon : Buddhist Park of Isan is in the area once was ancient town called Champasi. Lots of archeological artifacts are found and now kept in Khon Kaen National Museum. The most significant items found was the stupa housing relic of the Lord Buddha kept in gold, silver, and bronze boxes.
Still on the way back to Khon Kaen from Roi-et and it is time to visit Prathat Nadoon in Maha Sarakham. This is another small area with hardly anyone around which makes it really nice to see.
Prathat Nadoon Maha Sarakham Isaan Thailand is a smallish area with the chedi, some vendors with cameras to take photos of you in front, and one of the biggest collections of gongs around.
We didn’t spend much time here, as the grounds are quite small and there is not much to see besides the chedi. We walked around and looked at what the vendors had for sale and only stayed about 30 minutes.
I have been to many temples in Thailand and have seen numerous ways for the temples to accept donations from a lock box upon entry to electronic fortune telling machines. But, this was a new one for me. Buddhist monk statues on a carousel going round and round in circles with a bowl for you to make merit.
The setting sun made it difficult to get decent photos of Prathat Nadoon Maha Sarakham Isaan Chedi.
From here, we went a couple hundred meters away from Prathat Nadoon to a small park that had some samples of older Thai style houses. There was no admission fee and we were free to walk around and look at the older architecture.
I enjoyed walking around the grounds here. No one at all trying to sell us anything. Amazing! One of the old Thai style buildings was being used as a small conference room.
Anyhow, a nice park with no vendors pestering us and the chedi at Prathat Nadoon was OK but nothing special.