Wat Si Mongkol near Sila Phet

Although the temple is officially called Wat Si Mongkul locals will use the old name Wat Kong. It  was originally just a village temple at the village Ban Kong. And although the temple itself not really warrants a vist, the museum and stunning view over the rice-fields with Doi Phu Kha in the back ground are good reason to stop here on your way to Sila Phet Waterfall or Phu Fa Royal Project. The temple museum is originally setup by one of the former abbot's of the temple, as showcase of the old way of life in temples and in Nan. The museum is housed in a beautiful teak-wooden building and shows daily items from the old & recently old days.

In front of the temple is a huge terrace from where you have a stunning view over rice-fiels with the mountains of Doi Phu Kha National Park in the back ground. Of course there are a few selfie-optionals for Thai tourists and a sala to sit & relax. Actually in the past 2 year the temple has become a favourite place for Thai tourists and in long weekends or holidays it can be a bit busy. In the main temple building is a modern but very beautiful and detailed mural about flooding in Nan province in the old days.

Wat Si Mongkol - Nan Thailand

When to go to Wat Si Mongkul?

All year around, daily the Museum is open from 9:00 - 16:00, entrance is free.
Temple is open from 8:00 - 17:00.

How to get to Wat Si Mongkul?

The Wat Si Mongkul is about 50 km from Nan town, in small village called Ban Kong. Although there is some kind of public transport passing the temple (songtheauws from Tha Wang Pha to Sila Phet) I would recommend to go here with your own or hired transport.

With your own car or motorbike just follow route 101 to Tha Wang Pha and then route 1170 in direction of Sila Phet and Phu Fa. After about 10-km the temple is right along the road on your right hand. There are signs in English for this temple.

Location of Wat Si Mongkol

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