Located in Ban Dung, Tambon Wang Thong, about 100 kilometres from Udon town is an area called Wang Nakhin (Naga Palace) a place believed and regarded by the locals as a mystical and holy place where the door to the underworld of Naga is located. Covering an area of over 20 rai of land, Wang Nakhin (locally dubbed as Dong Chanot) is nothing but an islet surrounded by water. It is teemed with dense palm trees called Chanot. Traveling to the place is easy by Udon Thani – Sakon Nakhon route. At Ban Nong Mek, turn left and proceed approximately 84 kilometres to Ban Dung, and another 9 kilometres to Ban Kham Chanot.
There is a story saying that during the 1980s, there were a group of movie makers who went to the area with a huge truck. During that time, they didn’t know that Wang Nakhin is surrounded by water. They paid money to a guide who brought them there. After everything ended, they suddenly found out that they were on an island and there’s no way out or in plus the island is full of Chanot trees. There’s immpossible to make a movie. The guide dissappeared and the money that they paid were all transformed into leaves. They called for help before they were assisted by the locals.
From far, Kamchanot looks wild, fierce and also scary. Well, it is worth visiting.