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
Watch the sunrise at Pha Chanadai, the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Thailand.
Morning views of the first golden sunbeams shining through the horizon line are definitely an impressive and unforgettable scene to witness. Dawn at Pha Chanadai in Ubon Ratchathani, a wonderful sight.
Apart from dazzling geographical features and a strong devotion to Buddhism, one outstanding point that makes visitors come back to the enchanting historical province of Ubon Ratchathani repeatedly is the rising sun seen at Pha Chanadai. The cliff is inside Dong Na Tam forest in Pha Taem National Park. On the way, you can appreciate the beauty of nature, fertile woods, streams, exotic wild flowers, waterfalls, as well as magnificent scenic points. Like typical cliffs, there are also towering rocks.
Pha Chanadai is 440 meters above sea level where tourists can overlook spectacular views of Mae Khong on the Thailand-Laos border river, and a peculiar mountain range called Dan Laos. Especially in winter, you can enjoy an amazing sight when thick fog covers Mae Khong.
After admiring the sunrise, there is another neighbouring attraction, which is as renowned and time-honored as Pha Chanadai, called Pha Taem now a national park. It is actually among one of the most visited places in Ubon Ratchathani. Its general topography includes highlands, hills, and cliffs caused by earth plate displacement. The national park is covered by hardwood, tropical trees with lovely flowers and sandstones scattered over the area. Beyond this there are Sao Chaliang (stone formations) naturally caused by erosion from the wind and the rain. They are the result of natural sculpturing of sandstones from two eras; the upper layer that looks like mushrooms dates back to the Cretaceous Period, whereas the bottom is made of sandstone from the Jurassic Period. In general, sandstones can be eroded very easily compared to any other kind of stones. Therefore, after a certain amount of time, the processes known as resistance to weathering and compression from showers of rain help form the rocks in such a bizarre shape.
Up on the hill close to Sao Chaliang is the location of Lan Hin Taek. All year round erosion from wind and rain has resulted in this vast courtyard with sandstones cracks.
The highlight of Ubon Ratchathani is Thailand’s greatest prehistoric cave paintings. These paintings on the cave wall can be classified into five groups: palms, animals, people, tools, and geometric shapes. They portray ancient lifestyles, which are highly valued and are the pride of the nation.