Nong Bua Lam Phu is a nearly established province upgraded from Amphoe Nong Bua Lam Phu of Udon Thani Province in 1993. It is situated 46 kilometers from UdonThani. Nong Bua Lamphu is more than 900 years old with numerous pre-historic archaeological sites. The province also offers mountainous and beautiful lakeside scenery.
NONG BUA LAM PHU's ATTRACTIONS
King Naresuan the Great Statue situated in the town, is erected to commemorate the time in 1574 when the King and his army stopped over here on the way to assist a Burmese force attacking Vientiane.
Wat Tham Suwannakhuha commonly called Wat Tham was constricted in 1572 by a king of Vientiane. The temple is located in Amphoe Suwannakhuha about 50 kilometers from Nong Bua Lam Phu.
Wat Tham Klong Phen located at the toot of the Min Phan mountain chain 13 kilometers from Nong Bua Lam Phu, is peaceful and ideal place for those who seek mental tranquility. The temple used to he the meditation place for Phra Achan Luang Pu Khao Analayo who is revered by Thais nationwide. In the temple grounds, there are a cave housing an ancient two faced drum, a stone engraved Buddha image and the Luang Pu Khao Museum where a collection of his utensils and a statue of Luang Pit Kao are displayed for Buddhists to see and workship.
Erawan Cave is a large cave in Amphoe Na Mang. Its entrance is very much higher than ground level and calving stairway of 107 steps ascends from the base of the hill to the mouth of the cave. The interior resembles a large hall, capable of accommodating hundreds of people. Stalagmites and stalactites create an exotic beauty. This cave has an opening onto a high cliff overlooking the picturesque fields below.
Noen WatPa an ancient place of worship at Amphoe Non Sang, is believed to have been built during the time when the Khmer people dominated the region.
Phu Kao and Phu Phan Kham National Park was set up in 1985 covering an area of 322 square kilometres. The park's office is located by the lake shore, a part of Ubolratana Dam by Phu Phan Kham in Amphoe Non Sang. Phu Phan Kham is a mountain chain stretching from nosh to south, that is from Nong Bua Lam Phu to Ubolratana Dam. The lake also sewer as a fish breeding ground and is a popular fishing area. Tourists may stay in the camping area or in the National Park's bungalows.
Phu Kao consist of nine mountains. They are rich in flora and Fauna. There are waterfalls, caves and stone terraces. Another tourist destination is Wat Him Buddha Bat Phu Kao where human and canine footprints related to the local folklore and engraved on stone.