Temples Near Udon Thani - Wat Pho Si Nai, Ban Chiang
Wat Pho Si Nai is not a particularly special temple but the grounds on which it sits is of the utmost important, for this is the site of the original archaeological finds of human remains and artefacts in ban Chiang that date back many thousands of year. Many of these artefacts can be viewed at the nearby Ban Chiang Museum.
On the site, in addition to the temples is the Ban Chiang World Heritage Site, which is free to enter if you have already bought a ticket at the Ban Chiang Museum, but 150 baht for foreigners, 30 baht for Thai's to enter if you have not. This ticket however will also give you access to the museum. The displays of the original finding here are predominantly of broken pottery and a few partial human skeleton remains.
Behind the Heritage building is a small garden which is where a plinth celebrating its admittance as a UNESCO site stands. There are several seats here to relax on and take in the beautiful and mostly peaceful surroundings.
If you want to get a basic understanding of the statues you will see in the temples, visit our Buddha Statue Meanings page.
How To Get To Wat Pho Si Nai