Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide

  • Cave temple
    Cave temple
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  • Wat Nong Bua
    Wat Nong Bua
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  • Wat Maha Wanaram
    Wat Maha Wanaram
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Ubon Ratchathani Highlights

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    AlbuqRay says…

     Good location for side trips and nice hotels 

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    Chanaris says…

     need more time 

  • In a nutshell
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    Nitsana says…

     a calm, non-touristy view of thailand 

Ubon Ratchathani Things to Do

  • Wat Nong Pah Pong

    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...

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  • 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 village, there 's small shop sell brass and silk made by villager.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 branches in temple all over Thailand and some countries. Inside the temple, they...

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  • Baan Kan Lueng Archaeological site and...

    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...

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  • Prasat Khao Phra Viharn

    Very old temple at the Thai - Cambodia border. This temple was built by Khmer kings for more than 300 years.

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  • 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.

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  • Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat Sa...

    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.

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  • Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat Nong...

    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.

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  • Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat...

    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...

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  • Temple in Ubon Ratchathani - Wat Nong Pa...

    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.

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  • Keang Saphue

    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.

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  • ChongMek

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Don Thaat temple

    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.

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  • Ubon Ratchathani Cultural Center

    This center located in Ubon Rajabhat University. The Cultural center located an exhibition at the base floor. The exhibition separated to 4 sections about Ubon Ratchathani.

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  • Museum at Sri-ubon temple

    Sri Ubon Rattanaram temple located in city center. It just opposite the National Museum. This temple located a museum where you can see some artifacts from the past of Northeastern culture.

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  • Candle Festival

    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.

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  • Ubonrachathani national museum

    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....

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  • Chaeng temple

    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.

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  • Supattanaram temple

    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...

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Ubon Ratchathani Hotels

Ubon Ratchathani Restaurants

  • Restaurant in the hotel

    I stayed at Rachathani hotel and have a chance to try some dishes in this restaurant. The taste was ok but the condition of restaurant was quiet dark.

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  • 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. They used a good mozzirella cheese and the fresh toppings. The chef came over...

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  • 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 restaurant.

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Ubon Ratchathani Transportation

  • Ubon Ratchathani from BKK and things to...

    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 pretty large town with lots of amenities and is close to the 'emerald...

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  • 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 from Bangkok to Surin before. But this time we weren't lucky, the door to...

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  • Airport of Ubon Ratchathani

    If u want take bus from BKK to Ubon its takes 1 day but by airplane its takes only 1 hour... UYou can ask taxi from city to Airport, not expensive...

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Ubon Ratchathani Shopping

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    by pattayaraj Written Jun 20, 2007

    Opposite Ubon Rajabhat University,located SK Park Department Store where you can enjoy,shopping,dining (Mister Donut,KFC,Suki&Shabu,Bakeries) and movie on the 3rd floor.

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Ubon Ratchathani What to Pack

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    by Chanaris Written Apr 2, 2003

    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

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Religious Travel

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Ubon Ratchathani Off The Beaten Path

  • Spend a Day at the Ratchathani Asoke...

    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 friendly soaps and shampoos, and one of the few breakaway Buddhist sects in...

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  • raft-restaurants

    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, really relaxed and cool environment. Great way to spend an afternoon or evening.

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  • 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...

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