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What 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-visit places in Ubon Ratchathani


Wat Phra That Nong Bua

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.

Wat Thung Si Muang

My opinion :
This temple is mainly famous for its wooden library on stilts.

Wat Sirindhorn Wararam (Wat Phu Prao)

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 nice places to visit in Ubon Ratchathani

Sam Pan Bok 

Sam Pan Bok 

starstarstarstarstar the Grand Canyon of Siam, an amazing desert and rocky landscape with thousands of holes located 120 km from Ubon Ratchathani. Quite exotic and unique in Thailand.
Wat Maha Wanaram

Wat Maha Wanaram

starstarstarstar or Wat Phra Yai, Temple of the Big Buddha, it is worth visiting especially for the large sitting Buddha statue, the most revered of Ubon Ratchathani
Wat Ban Na Muang

Wat Ban Na Muang

starstarstarstar one of the most interesting temple in Ubon Ratchathani. It is notable for having both the Ubosot and the Wiharn built atop replicas of river barges.
Hat Wat Tai Beach

Hat Wat Tai Beach

starstarstarstar there is no sea, but there is a beach in Ubon Ratchathani. It overlooks the Mun River. A nice scenery to eat or have a drink and maybe swim.
Wat Si Pradu

Wat Si Pradu

starstarstarstar this temple is not very known but it is very interesting for the colorful murals that decorate its wiharn
Wat Tham Khuha Sawan

Wat Tham Khuha Sawan

starstarstarstar This temple located near Khong Chiam 80 kilometers east of Ubon Ratchathani city offers a pretty dominant view over the Mekong with the Loas on the opposite bank, houses a huge Buddhist gong and a cave with the body of its founding monk very well preserved in a glass coffin.
Wat Jaeng 

Wat Jaeng 

starstarstar whith on of the oldest ordination rooms in the province. It is a well-preserved example of Isan religious architecture
Thung Si Muang Park

Thung Si Muang Park

starstarstar the largest park in the city known for its imposing statue representing a chariot of the famous Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival. In the evening, the night market where you can eat for cheap takes place right next to the park.
Hat Salung

Hat Salung

starstarstar a small sandy bank on the Mekong river at the border between Thailand and Laos. It is generally added to the program of the visit of Sam Pan Bok.

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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Ban Tha Chang Spring

ban tha chang spring

This small shaded stretch of river near Khao Yai National Park is a great spot for swimming in a natural pool. The water here is crystal clear with an intense sapphire blue. This is due to a...

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Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai)

big buddha (wat phra yai)

in the North of the island, close to the airport. It is quite impressive.

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Khao Na Nai Luang Dharma Park

khao na nai luang dharma park

This temple located at 70 kilometres from Khao Sok or at the same distance from Surat Thani city offers incredible views from its elements arranged on 4 mountain peaks culminating at 300 meters of...

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Koh Lao Liang island

koh lao liang island

Koh Kao Liang is just opposite to Koh Sukorn. Small wild rocky island, it has a more charming beach than the ones in Koh Sukorn. You can spend the night there in the tents of its unique resort....

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