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Nakhon Phanom

The escutcheon of Nakhon Phanom shows the 57 meters high stupa of Phrathat Phanom in Laotian style, which contains a relic (breastbone) of the Buddha. It is the most important place of worship in Isaan and also draws worshippers from Laos. The location of the city was in the past of strategic importance and it was at one time the capital of a regional kingdom called Sri Kohtraboon.

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