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Tourists return in thousands as Udon Thani temple reopens


Thousands of tourists are flocking to Wat Kham Chanod in Udon Thani province during weekends after the temple reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday.

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Tourists return in thousands as Udon Thani temple reopens

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

Tourists return in thousands as Udon Thani temple reopens

Online reservations to visit Wat Kham Chanod can be made on the temple's website, while temperature checks and limits on the number of visitors are also being followed as part of new Covid-19 measures.

Tourists return in thousands as Udon Thani temple reopens

Pongsak Srichana, Ban Muang subdistrict headman, said he expects up to 6,000 tourists to visit Wat Kham Chanod on Sunday, adding that about 7,000 tourists had visited the temple on Saturday.

"However, all tourists must strictly undergo measures to contain the spread of Covid-19," he said.

Tourists return in thousands as Udon Thani temple reopens

Tourists can visit Wat Kham Chanod every day from 8am to 4.30pm.

Tourists return in thousands as Udon Thani temple reopens Tourists return in thousands as Udon Thani temple reopens

Published : March 07, 2021

By : The Nation