Amnat Charoen is located in Southern I-San plateau
approximately 583 kilometres from Bangkok. It is a newly
established province upgraded from Amphoe Amnat Charoen
of Ubon Ratchathani Province in 1993.
province is divided into the following districts:
Mueang, Chanuman, Phana, Hua Taphan, Senangkhanikhom,
Pathum Ratchawongsa and Lue Amnat.
Located on the outskirts of the town in the Chitsakon
Resort. It is a garden of flowering plants, notably
the marigolds. Visitors can take part in some
Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang
Buddha image is housed in Wat Dan Phra Bat. The
temple is situated 3 kilometres from town on the
left-hand side of Highway 212. This Buddhist
sanctuary built amidst the green trees of Phra
Mongkhon Ming Mueang, designed in the attitude of
Subduing Mara and decorated with golden mosaic
tiles. The 20 metre-tall Buddha image was moulded in
Northern Indian style in 1965. It is the most sacred
Buddha image for Amnat Charoen’s people.
temple also keeps a respected Buddha image called Pa
La Hai, coincidentally discovered in the pond in
1962 when the temple was under renovation. This
Buddha image is believed to bring good fortune to
Phuttha Utthayan Reservoir
reservoir is opposite to Wat Dan Phra Bat , three
kilometres away from town. This large reservoir
under the Irrigation Department offers beautiful
scenery. It is an ideal place to visit with resorts
and food shops scattered all around.
Wat Tham Saeng Phet
is a meditation sanctuary. It is about 11 kilometres
from town, on Amnat Charoen-Khemmarat Road and three
kilometres on a side road before the end of the
highway. The large temple area consists of the
hilltop chapel with a principal Buddha image. The
temple is set amidst rocks, which reflect the light
and sparkle like diamonds.
Rapids in Mekong River
Chanuman is a peaceful district about 80
kilometres from the provincial town where the
land run along side the Mekhong River for a
distance of 38 kilometres, affording a wonderful
view of the natural scenery of both side of the
river. Rapids emerge during the dry season
Don Chao Pu
This is a forest park with assorted plants and
serves as habitat to large groups of monkeys.
Lao Thep Nimit
This temple is 40 kilometres from Amnat Charoen on
Highway 212 and 2134. The temple consists of the
Lanna architecture chapel, houses a Buddha image
in the attitude of Subduing Mara, which is
believed to be the most beautiful Buddha image
in the northeastern region. Designed with the
influence of Laotian and Lanna arts in 1720, the
Buddha image shows a blend of local art dating
around the 23rd Buddhist century.
Ban Kham Phra Handicraft Centre
On the Hua Taphan-Amnat Charoen highway about 2
kilometres north of the Hua Taphan district
office or 37 kilometres from the provincial town
offers handicraft products made by housewives
groups. Items available include the Khit fabric
and items made from Khit materials.
Phu Sa Bua
This national park is at km. 24-26 of Highway No.
2227, some 60 kilometres from Amnat Charoen
centre. It covers a mountainous area of 252
square kilometres. Its rich and fertile jungles
are habitats to a great number of different
plantlife. There are several large stone
flatlands in different locations locally called
“Dan”. Major attractions in the park
Phu Pha Taem
is a cliff adorned with prehistoric paintings,
dating back to 3,000-4,000 years ago. The
cliff-face itself looks somewhat lile a caves
because of rock slides.
Pha Maklua and Phu Pha Hom are suitable for
viewing the surrounding.
Phu Sa Dok Bua is 423 metre high. Atop the
mount are several rocky depressions, each
measuring about 2-5 metre wide filled with
different genres of water lilies throughout the
year. Nearby is a large cave which used to be
the hide-out of Communist followers.
Wat Pho Sila
This is a temple at Lue Amnat district. It houses
the Dvaravati sand-stone battlements with
carving of flowers and leaves with bloom lotus
at their bases.