Khong Chiam Ubon Rajjathanee
The site of this prehistoric civilization lies just 50 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Udon Thani. At Thailand’s first open museum at Wat Po Si Nai in the modern village, the Fine Arts Department has retained the conditions of the archeological excavations where the pots first became known. Read more
Sam Pan Boak, is known as the Grand Canyon of Thailand and has the biggest rock reef in the Mae Khong River It is a place to witness life on the Mae Khong River bank. If you are a tourist in Ubon or if you live in Ubon it is a nice place to visit and spend a day exploring and enjoying nature. Read more
Located on the banks of the great river Khong, Khong Chiam, in the east of the country, is a secret home to miraculous lofty mountains and streams. For those who love the gentle light of morning sunshine, this is an ideal place that allows you to be the first to experience the rising sun. Read more
Wat Supatnaramworaviharn is at the bank of the scenic Mun River, Chaipoom province which is very easy to access. There is a lot of fascinating architecture at this temple such as the big stupa that combines architecture of Thai, Western and Khmer. Inside the temple are many styles of important Buddha images some in the Sukothai, Ayudhya and Khmer style. Around the temple, there is boundary marker made from sandstone. Read more
This temple was formerly called Wat Sri Thong. The temple grounds are full of trees that make the atmosphere very shady. The hall is believed to imitate the one at Wat Benjamaborpit in Bangkok. Inside the hall, there is a Pra Kaew Busarakum and a Buddha image that made with topaz. According to the legend, this Buddha image was brought from Vientiane, Laos. Read more
In Wat Prataat Nongbua, you will find a huge exquisite golden chedi which is held sacred by all Ubon Rachatani people and is regarded as a symbol of the province, reflecting the faith and reverence of Ubon Buddhists. The chedi, which is called Prataat Chedi Sri Mahapo and shares some resemblance to “Sikara” of Pihan District, India, is the principle chedi of the temple at 56-meters in height and with traditional stucco decoration by skilled Ubon artisans. Read more
Siam’s first sunlight on Khong riverbanks
Located on the banks of the great river Khong, Khong Chiam, in the east of the country, is a secret home to miraculous lofty mountains and streams. For those who love the gentle light of morning sunshine, this is an ideal place that allows you to be the first to experience the rising sun.
Khong Chiam is a small district in Ubon Rajathanee province situated on the eastern border of Thailand. It peacefully clings to the drab river Khong and the indigo river of Mun, in the midst of uncontaminated air and unaffected nature. The humble lifestyle of people of the river and the tremendous mountains ranges from Laos make it easy to fall in love with this fascinating region.
Due to the tranquility of Khong Chiam, many make their way there to kick back and relax. Others prefer being the first to witness the sun appearing from the horizon. There are two scenic points to enjoy the rising sun. One comes with a background of fishing boats, local people and lofty mountain ranges from Laos. Tourists are recommended to stand on the bridge over the Mun River; this is said to be truly a charming and romantic scenic point.
In contrast, if you want open vistas visit the scenic point in Pha Taem National Park where the sun gently appears from the hillsides with the Khong River flowing underneath. Within a few minutes after dawn, you would definitely be the first in Thailand to admire the glowing beams of the Land of Gold.
In order to take in every single detail, visitors may wish to wake up early for the Khong Chiam morning market. Do not miss a chance to try a local breakfast; a cup of traditional coffee and Vietnamese noodle soup. Unlike typical rice noodles, the ones here are long, thick and smooth. They are served with a mellow soup, bite-sized pork spare rips topped with fried shallots.
If you get an opportunity to visit Khong Chiam between the end of the rainy season and the beginning of winter; October to December, do not miss the blooming wild flowers around Soi Sa-wan waterfall in Pha Taem National Park.