Couchfish Day 197: The ghosts of guesthouses past

Around 50 km to the south of Nakhon Phanom lies That Phanom. In many ways it is just another small Thai town on the west bank of the Mekong, but this isn’t just any small town.


That Phanom is home to one of Thailand’s oldest and most sacred religious sites—Wat Phra That Phanom. One of the six top–grade royal temples in Thailand, this is one of only two w…

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