Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide
Wat Maha Wanaram
Good location for side trips and nice hotels
In a nutshell
a calm, non-touristy view of thailand
Ban Pa Aw village
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...
Phu Khao Kaew Temple
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.
Nong Pa Pong temple
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...
Baan Kan Lueng Archaeological site and open museum
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...
Prasat Khao Phra Viharn
Very old temple at the Thai - Cambodia border. This temple was built by Khmer kings for more than 300 years.
Pha Taem National Park
Pha Taem National Park with rock pillars and rock paintings.The rock pillars (Sao Cha Liang) are mushroom-like natural wonders of tiered sandstone rock.
Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat Sa Prasansuk
Beautiful temple ... looks like a ship.The chapel is constructed on a replica of the Royal Barge, Suphan Nahong, which is adorned with ceramic tiles ... a beautiful edifice of typical Thai identity.
Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat Nong Bua
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...
Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat Suphatanaram
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...
Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat Nong Pa Phong
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.
Kaeng Saphue is one of the most scenic rapids of Ubon Ratchathani. It is located in the Mun river in Phibun Mangsahan District.The best time to visit is between february and may.
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...
Ubon Ratchathani university district
Very nice and colourful neighbourhood with good food and always smiling people.Lots of places where you can eat at democratic price because of the students wholive there around the university.
Oliva: Great Itailan food at Oliva
This was a nice cozy little restaurant. Western food the way you expect it. Good value for money.
Pizza was excellent, Minestrone soup was top shelf. I've been in Thailand for 3 years and this is the best pizza i've had here. It is a home style pizza made on thin dough....
raft restaurants: relaxing eating
Have a meal at one of the raft restaurants. good food, really relaxed and cool environment. Great way to spend an afternoon or evening. Hanging out on a raft in a river. There are some restaurants that have individual rafts for each group - and others one big raft is the...
Ubon Ratchathani from BKK and things to do
If you're asking which international airport to fly into from England to visit Ubon Ratchathani, then it's Bangkok's Suvarhabhumi International. From BKK, you could either fly via domestic budget airlines or take a VIP bus or the train to Ubon Ratchathani. Ubon Rathca is a...
NightTrain (from hell)
After two weeks of travelling we took the nighttrain from Ubon Ratchathani back to Bangkok. We booked a first class sleeper, the prices aren't hight, 1,246 Baht for the trip, ... so around 25 euro... we were looking forward to the trip as we already had taken the nighttrain...
passport, your daly medecine and money :o)
Luggage and bags: one thing I learned was that "why bring clothers", you only need bring one bag with clothers for about 3 days. Clothers you can buy very cheap.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I did bring my walkingboots and a pair of
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I did bring my medicine for astma and alergic, before I go I did visit hospital for vaccine
Photo Equipment: bring camera, it is very cheao to develope in Thailand, I gave the local store one film every day almost :o)
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: have no idea about camping in Ubon, and the only beach I was at was the SOAY waterfall and there was very warm
Written Apr 2, 2003
- Related to:
- Religious Travel
- Hiking and Walking
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Spend a Day at the Ratchathani Asoke Community.
Ban Satha Asoke village is found off of the main Ubon-Phibun Mangsahan road. Look for the turn-off to the left at around km5.The community itself is a self-sufficient vegetarian Buddhist commune. They grow all their own food organically, produce their own environmentally...
Have a meal at one of the raft restaurants. You get there by crossing the river bridge towards the side where you get the train. Then, walk down the steps so you are on the river edge. turn left and keep walking on the road till you start seeing restaurants. good food,...
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