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Places to visit in Ubon Ratchathani

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What to see in Ubon Ratchathani

There are many interesting temples in Ubon Ratchathani. The most important one is probably the Wat Nong Bua unique in Thailand and strongly inspired by a famous temple in India. Otherwise, we suggest you visit Wat Tung Si Muang and its old library on stilts and Wat Ban Na Muang, a boat shaped temple. ANd if you want to relax, go have a dring at Ubon Ratchathani's bech (on the river).

Must-visits in Ubon Ratchathani

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Wat Phra That Nong Bua

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My opinion :
Certainly one of the curiosities to be discovered in Ubon Ratchathani, this unique temple of this kind in Thailand is located on the outskirts of the city. It is a copy of the Mahabodhi Bodhgaya in India.
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Wat Thung Si Muang

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My opinion :
This temple is mainly famous for its wooden library on stilts.
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Wat Sirindhorn Wararam (Wat Phu Prao)

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My opinion :
This small temple 1h30 drive from Ubon Ratchthani is particularly photogenic at dusk when the phosphorescent paintings of its rear facade are revealed. Not easy to photograph but beautiful !
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Other visits suggestions in Ubon Ratchathani

  • Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram
    with its marble room remaining of the marble Temple in Bangkok, it contains a topaz Buddha statue.
  • Ubon Ratchathani National Museum
    It has collections of objects that trace the history of the province from prehistoric times to modern times (open from 9:00 - 16:00)
  • Pha Taem National Park
    At the North-east of Ubon Ratchathani, this huge park contains many waterfalls and caves with over 3000 years old prehistoric paintings.
  • Wat Pa Nana Chat
    where foreigners can follow Buddhist teaching. To get there take the red bus to Sisaket, il will frop you on the main road about 1 km from the temple.
  • Wat Nong Pah Pong
    Monastery in the forest with one of the most revered Thai masters of meditation. 70 monks live there, there is a small museum and a chedi. To get there take the songthaew number 3 (pink), it will drop you on the main road about 3 km from the temple.

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Wat Phra That Doi Phra Chan

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This temple partly perched on a mountain about twenty kilometers from Lampang is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the province. It also offers a superb view, particularly popular at sunrise.


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