Sirindhorn Dam and Park
If you would like to relax in a beautiful shady park, stop at Sirindhorn Dam. With today's increased infrastructure security, you must stop at the guard gate and get a pass, but it is easy to do and free. The dam forms a small reservoir and electricity is generated there. The gardens are well kept. There are park benches and gazebos. A nice looking resort sits on the shore but we did not have time to go there. You may also hire boat rides.
ChongMek - Thai-Lao border. This is a permanent crossing point between Thailand and Laos.
It leads to Champasak Province, which is major destination in southern Laos.
It has also an extensive border market with duty-free facilities within Laotian territory that are accessible to tourists. Foreigners require a Laotian entry visa.
Ubon Rachathani or short name "Ubon" is one important province in Northeastern Thailand. It's a big and old one where have so many things to see and do both cultural and natural. And the biggest tradition there's the procession of the large candle for temple using in Rainy Season.
For me,I enjoy to visit the Varin Chamrab area where used to be the main commercial area in the past time.At there,you can see some shophouses and local houses which built in old style.It also located the train station where is the end station of Lower Northeastern.
In the heart of Isaan, Ubon provides an excellent sense of Northeastern Thailand. Very friendly people, good food, and a number of interesting sites in and near the City make Ubon a unique Thailand destination.
Memories of Kaeng Tana
"View from the Campground"
Maybe the boat is still there. The campground was up higher than the stone platform.
"Cross Here to the Middle"
During the dry season when the water was low, you could jump from rock to rock and make it to the stone platform in the middle of the river without getting wet.
"Is This the Moon?"
No, this was the Kaeng Tana in the Moon River.
"Carved By the Water"
The sandstone had thousands of pockets like this carved by the water. Some even had fish in them.
"Known for Its Fishing"
Fish loved the underwater part of the sandstone formations. You can see fishermen in the background of this picture.
There was a large suspension bridge below the rapids. It connects park headquarters to Don Tana, a soil and rock prominence that separates the Moon river into two. It is 460 meters wide and 700 meters long and is covered by a dry evergreen and teak forest.
I was amazed that this tree survived in the middle of the rocks in the middle of the river. It was all for naught. I am sure it got blasted away. :(