Temples are ofcourse the most visited places. Especially the Phra That Phanom Temple at the That Phanom Province 53 km from the Nakhon Phanom city center.
Sightseeing is another common reasons for visit by tourists. Tourists that are looking to stay away from other more crowded and busy tourist locations in the country or just need a getaway from the busy hustle bustle of the daily city life often travel to Nakhon Phanom to relax and see the more local and traditional Thai culture and their way of life.
Now a days with convenience of commute between Thai Laos and Vietnam, many tourist also travel through Nakhon Phanom and Laos to Vietnam. It is approximately a 5 hour journey to get into Vientam from Nakhon Phanom. Many local travel agents can arrange group visits to many attractions in Laos and Vietnam. Also with the business in Vietnam growing at ground breaking pace, many business travellers also travel through Nakhon Phanom into Vietnam for business trips, or to seek and learn about more business opportunities.
Travel to Tha Khaek across the Mekong into central Laos following Route 12 has recently become popular both for those seeing to visit the new jungle preserves created by the Democratic People's Republic of Laos as well as visit the location of the famous Ho Chi Minh Trails. Visa entry is now possible on the ferry between the two cities.