That Kong Khao Noi is an ancient stupa or Chedi, a structure that enshrines holy Buddhist relics. Built during the 18th-20th century in the late Ayutthaya period, the small, square brick pagoda has a distinctive spire.
The middle part of the structure is ornamented with decorative doors on all four sides. A brick wall surrounds the pagoda. A sacred Buddha image is also located behind the pagoda.
Legend has it that it was built by a young farmer who was repentant after murdering his mother. In a tale that aims to teach forbearance, it is said that the young farmer grew irate when a lunchbox packed by his mother seemed to have a tiny amount of rice.
Furious, he killed his mother. It was only when he discovered that there was in fact so much rice he could not finish his lunch, as it was packed tightly, that he realized his folly.
The stupa is located in the rice paddies of Tambon Tatthong. It is 9 kilometers from Yasothon town. Take Highway No. 23 (Yasothon-Ubon Ratchathani Road), and turn at Km. 194. Continue for 1 more kilometer to reach the stupa.
That Kong Khao Noi
Location: Tat Thong, Mueang Yasothon District, Yasothon 35000 Thailand