The founding abbot of this wonderful meditation centre is none other than the renowned Ajahn Chah, whose Dhamma teachings spread far and wide in many parts of the world. One of the most popular books by Ajahn Chah is "Still Forest Pool", in which the venerable, through hs wisdom and clear mind, elucidates the Buddhist teachings with great clarity for the benefit of laymen. This meditation centre is well-located away from the noisy urban town. As it is a meditation centre and also a religious facility, do show respect for the rules and regulations and observe silence while touring around the premises.
The old village where located for more 200 years. This village ‘s famous in traditional brass casting and Mud-mee silk weaving. Inside the village, they have a museum located in temple where tells about the brass casting history in this village. In the entrance of the village, there 's small shop sell brass and silk made by villager.
This temple located on a small hill in Phibun Mangsahan District. The interesting things in this temple is a huge Ubosot or ordination hall decorated with glazed ceramic and high-relief depicted about the important great relic stupa in Thailand.
This temple established by Luang Pu Cha Supatto, the famous monk in Vipassana meditation. This temple located in forest area with big pond which became the name of this area. The vipassana meditation under Luang Pu Cha 's method is famous among Buddhism. More than 200 branches in temple all over Thailand and some countries. Inside the temple, they have some architectures in mixed style between local E-san and contemporary style such as Ubosot or ordination hall and another interesting one 's museum where exhibits wax of Luang Pu Cha and many objects.
Situated in Ban Kan Lueng temple. Baan Kan Lueng Archaeological site is one important site where found some interesting artifact especially big potteries which contains relics. It means the pre-historic people in this area used 2 steps in cremation. In 1992, the Fine Arts Department excavated this site. It believed that this settlement dated back at least 2,000 years.
Wat Nong Bua was built in 1955. The edifice is a replica of the Great Chedi at Buddhagaya in India which enshrines Holy Relics.
When originally built, it had a width of 5m. and 17m. high. When renovated with new coverings, it had been enlarged to 17m. wide and 56m. high. The renovation was completed in 1969.
Wat Suphatanaram was build with the Royal support of King Rama IV in 1853. Suphatanaram mean the temple at the appropriate location, a good habor.
It include the main chapel which measures 20m. wide, 34m. long and 22m. high. Within the chapel is enchrined the principal Buddha statue.
The roof is of Thai architectural style, the mid and the lower sections follow the style of the ancient Khmer.
When in Ubon, you have many beautiful temples (wat) to visit. I visit some of them, but not all because too much.
The Phra Photiyan Museum houses a few personal articles of use and Luang Pu Cha's wax figure.
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.
This temple was built by one famous monk who dedicated his life in meditation line of Buddhism. His name is Ajarn Sao Kantaselo. Inside this temple,there 's a Chedi and museum where contains relic of Ajarn Sao and some stuffs from his life. In the same area,there's Ajarn Sao's house with some places related to his meditation life.
Held annually at the beginning of Buddhist Lent in July, the festival's activities include the competition of the candle"tree". Candle "trees" brightened by lights from diverse entertainers organized to celebrate them.
The museum building was built in 2461 B.E.,it was orginally built as city hall. Later,it was dedicated to be the National Museum.The exhibitions in this museum show about the geography-geology,Prehistoric time in Ubon province ,artifacts from Dvaravati Khmer period. Note that The masterpiece of the Ubon Natonal Museum is located in the fourth room. It is a stone image of Ardhanarisvara (Siva, one of the greatest Hindu gods,mixed with his consort,Uma or Parvati,into a single statue). It found at Ubon and dated about the 9th century A.D. Others interesting things are Ubon ratchathani textile room,local tradition and objects room, folk crafts room,....
Open : 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Closed : Monday, Tuesday and National holidays
Admission Fee :30 baht.
One of the oldest temple in Ubonrachathani. In this temple ,there 're one building called "Sim" in Esan dialect or "Ubosoth" which built in local style and all decorated stuffs are also in local tradition.It's one temple to see how local architecture was.
The first Dhammayutika(sub-sect of Thai Theravada school) temple in Northeastern. It was built in the reign of King Rama IV in 2369 B.E. He donated money to share in building this temple. Some interesting things're the Ubosot where built in mixed style between Thai,European and Khmer style.Inside housed Buddha image named "Phra Sappanyuuchao". This temple also housed some interesting artifacts such as Stone Sema or boundary marker,carving lontel in Khmer style, stone inscriptions,....
One important temple in Ubon.There's the Ubosot where built in the early period of King Rama III. It 's a mixed style of Thai and Lao art ,inside the Ubosot decorated with mural painting. In the same area, there ‘re a wooden library or "Hor Trai" in thai, located in the pond center. It’s one of the most beautiful libraries which still remain in Thailand. The meaning to built the library in the pond for protect insects that can destroy paper,leather and clothes.Apart from buildings, I think this temple have a good atmosphere where you can relax and slowly taking pictures.