Naga Monument  
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 Description:   Nakhon Phanom has launched a new landmark along the Mekong River.
Called Phaya Si Sattanakharat, which roughly means the King of Nagas, the seven-headed naga is situated at the riverfront area of the Indochina Nakhon Phanom market in Muang district.

According to Nakhon Phanom governor Somchai Witdamrong, locals in the Northeast believe that naga live in the Mekong River. The mythical serpent is their guardian. No one has seen a real naga so far, but some people claim to have seen traces.
Every year on the night of the end of Buddhist Lent, people see fireballs along the Mekong. The balls are known as luk fai phaya nak, or naga fireballs. The phenomenon is natural, and people believe the fireballs are created by naga out of respect to the Lord Buddha.
The Phaya Si Sattanakharat statue is made of brass and had a 9 million baht budget. It is about 15 metres high, including a 5m-tall octagon platform, and weighs around 9 tonnes.
 Province   Nakhon Phanom  Direction:      
 District   Mueang    
 City   Nai Mueang  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Monument      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM/PM          
 Opening time   na          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   17.39943, 104.79045    
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