THAI NAME: พระมงคลมิ่งเมือง
LOCATION: Amphoe Mueang District in Amnat Charoen Province
GPS: 15.891566 104.621968
Phra Mongkhon Ming Muang and Phuttha Utthayan Khao Dan Phra Bat is located 3 kilometres from town on the left-hand side of Highway 212. A Buddhist sanctuary built amidst green trees houses a Buddha image in the attitude of Subduing Mara decorated with golden mosaic tiles, designed by Chit Buabut and cast in 1965. It is 20 meters high and 11 meters wide. It is a very beautiful Buddha image.
Three kilometers away from town, this huge reservoir under the Irrigation Department offers a 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, the school of Phra Achan Cha Suphattho, the late abbot of Wat Nong Pa Phong in Ubon Ratchathani. It is about 10 kilometres from town, on Amnat Charoen-Khemmarat Road and two 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. Monks of different nationalities come here for meditation.
Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit is on Highway 2049 about 2 Kilometres from Amphoe Phana centre. It is an old temple. Phra Lao Thep Nimit; an ancient Buddha image; is hosed in the beautiful ordination hall built in authentic Northeastern style. The ordination hall is about 200 years old. The principal sacred Buddha image, in the attitude of Subduing Mara is lacquered and gilded.
Don Chao Pu Forest Park is a dense forest near Amphoe Phana with many kinds of trees that are over 100 years old. This shady and quiet forest is the habitat of a large number of monkeys.