Nong Yong, Nong Priao, Nong Khae, and Nong Du are the 4 mascots that were created to promote the TAT’s “Dinosaur Sa-On” tourism campaign. Dinosaur Sa-On was a 260-km route that started from Phu Wiang, Khon Kaen province, and continued through Phu Kum Khao and Phu Faek, Kalasin Province. The route was considered Thailand’s richest and most complete source of dinosaur-themed expedition. Nopharat Kokwan, Director of the TAT Khon Kaen office, discussed the 4 mascots’ names that they originated
Phu Kum Khao is a hill formed in the middle of a rice field in Sahatsakhan district of Kalasin Province. Phu Kum Khao is the excavation site where the fossilised remains of dinosaur skeletons were mostly discovered. The history of the Phu Kum Khao dinosaur excavation site began in 1970 when Phrakhru Wichitsahatsakhun, the abbot of Wat Sakkawan, the temple located at the foothill of Phu Kum Khao, discovered and kept fossils of large animal skeletons. Until in 1980, Varavudh Suteethorn led a tea