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The journey takes us along the Mun Rivers from Ubon Ratchathani direction the east to Khong Chiam. The distance is slightly more than 100 km and is the driving time for almost 2 hours.
On the way, we see a shop with the sign OTOP. OTOP, One Tambon One Product, one community one product, is a program to stimulate local entrepreneurship. OTOP products include traditional handicrafts. The OTOP of the village Sai Mun are the traditional drums. The so-called tambols are mainly for the use in temples. They are available in all shapes and sizes.
Khon Chiam is a small place at the confluence of the Mekong and the Mun River. It is the starting point for two different national parks. The Kaeng Tana includes the confluence of the Mun River and the Mekong River.
The Pha Taem National Park is about 20 km further north. Here you should visit the Pha Taem cliff with its 4000 years old rock drawings.
A highlight in Khon Chiam is the beautiful white temple Wat Tham Khuha Sawan. The temple was built in the Ayutthaya period and belongs to the first Royal Temple.
From the temple, we will watch the training for the next dragon boat race.
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