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Udon Thani’s famed Naga temple uncoils after Covid hibernation


Tourists can once again brave the mythical Naga that guards Wat Kham Chanod in Udon Thani from Wednesday, when the temple reopens its doors after more than two months.

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The temple is situated on a lake that’s purportedly home to a fireball-breathing snake deity, but has been off-limits to visitors since December 24 due to the new wave of Covid-19.

Tourists can also try out the temple’s new wooden bridge, which stretches more than 100 metres to the lake’s island and offers spectacular views of the local scenery.

Online reservations to visit Wat Kham Chanod can be made at the temple's website. Temperature checks and limits on the number of visitors are also in place as part of new Covid-19 measures, said Udon Thani’s deputy governor Chamras Kangnoi. Visitors from Covid high-risk areas will also be screened before entering, he added.

Published : March 02, 2021

By : The Nation