Wat Pha Don Phu UdonThani
Wat Pha Don Phu is the nearest attraction to Udon Thani, outside of the city limits, just to the east of Nong Sai village, which is to the east of the city. It is a perfect example of how well hidden some attractions in the Udon Thani region are. We only discovered this temple grounds through a family member who happened to notice it on the way to a days fishing trip.
In fairness, the temple grounds are not officially a tourist attraction although it is open to the general public for free viewing. The temple itself is nothing special, indeed it is very standard and perhaps less inspiring than most, but the grounds are quite fascinating and worth a visit.
In addition to the temple building, which is at the far end of the grounds, there is a lake that covers about 10,000 sqm which is full of fish which you can feed for 10 baht, for which you will receive a bag of food for them. It is not the lake that makes this wat stand out though, it is the large array of sculptures and statues that cover the grounds to a considerable extent.Unlike Wat Baan Waeng, there is no theme to the statues.