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Ubon Ratchathani
About Ubon Ratchathani

Ubon Ratchathani is a large province in the Northeast of Thailand, dating back to more than 200 years old. Ubon Ratchathani has many interesting and beautiful places to visit such as Pha Taem National Park, which is famous for its prehistoric rock paintings, Sam Pan Boak or the Grand Canyon of Thailand, Huai Sai Yai Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Northeastern Thailand, Kaeng Saphuee Public Park, Wat Tham Khuha Sawan, and Wat Phrathat Nong Bua.

For those who are enthusiastic about local festivals, the Candle Festival on Khao Phansa Day is the most important event of the province, in which huge and elaborately carved candles are paraded throughout the city.

Popular souvenirs from Ubon Ratchathani include hand-woven cotton cloth, loincloth, silk cloth, folk pattern pillows, and brass wares. For food lovers, white pork sausage, Thai sweet sausage, and northeastern-style fermented sausage are the must try.   

How to go

Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani and Bangkok – Khongjiam air-conditioned buses are offered at the Mo Chit Bus Terminal (Northeastern Line) every day. The journey takes around ten hours. For more information, call 1490 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Online ticket booking is also available on www.thaiticketmajor.com and www.thairoute.com.

Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani train departure time: 5.45 am – 10.40 pm

Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok train departure time: 5.40 am – 8.30 pm

Both Thai AirAsia and Thai Airways have daily flights connecting Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani. For more information, contact Thai Airways at tel. 0-2280-0060, 0-2628-2000 / www.thaiairways.com, or ThaiAir Asia at 02 515 9999 / www.airasia.com.

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Sirinthon Dam

Sirinthon Dam

Pha Taem National Park

This park covers an area of 140 square kilometers, where plateaus and hills dominate the parks landscape. There are sheer cliffs, which resulted from earthquakes. Most trees are of the deciduous dipterocarp forest. Irregular shaped sandstone is found scattered throughout the area.

Pha Taem National Park

Namtok Saeng Chan or Namtok Long Ru

This waterfall is only 1 kilometer from Thung Na Muang Waterfall. This is a very beautiful waterfall with a special characteristic of its own the small stream of water cascades down the face of the cliff through an opening in the rock resembling a hole. Visitors viewing the waterfall at noon when the sunlight shines through the hole will be presented with a view of the cascading water similar to that of the full moon shining onto the world. Travelling can be made from Highway No. 2134, followed by Highway No. 2112, and then turning right to the waterfall.

Namtok Saeng Chan or Namtok Long Ru
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