Wat Sisa Thong (วัดศรีษะทอง), which translates to The Golden Head Temple, is adjacent to Nong Han Lake in the Sakon Nakhon village of Ban Nong Bua. When traveling by motorbike along the scenic rural road to this lakeside temple, one begins to realize how truly diverse Sakon Nakhon is, as the villages in this area (like many other communities in the province) have quite different house facades, architecture, ornamental plants, etc.
Wat Sisa Thong's main Buddha image (which has a rather unique face) is housed within a pavilion which is not yet complete. Also on the grounds is a simple red-roofed Viharn, characteristic of many village temples in Northeastern Thailand, and a spirit house with red roof. Inside the spirit house are figurines of an old man and woman. These figurines are referred to as Dta-Yai (ตายาย), which means Grandfather-Grandmother, and are placed on the temple grounds to honor the village ancestors.
A brick and concrete wall surrounds Wat Sisa Thong, and if you go to the far edge, you can get a view of Nong Han Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Northeast of Thailand. The temple is only 4km away from Wat Sawang Arom and 9km from Nong Han Viewpoint.