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