Phra That Nong Sam Muen
From Chaiyaphum, take Highway No. 201 past Phu Khiao to Ban Nong Song Hong for 75 kilometres, then turn left onto Highway No. 2055 and drive for 9 kilometres to Ban Kaeng. There, turn left and drive for a further 5 kilometres. This ancient square-based pagoda is 32 meters wide and 45 meters high. It is one of the most complete and most beautiful pagodas to be found. Incorporating art from the Lanna, Lan Chang and Ayutthaya periods, it is believed to have been built during the 21st-22nd Buddhist century.
The present site of the pagoda used to be the site of an ancient city from the Dvaravati period that flourished during the 12th-16th Buddhist century. Traces of a moat and buildings remain. Many artefacts have been discovered here such as sandstone temple markers and Khmer-style sculptures.