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
Pha Tam National Park covers Khong Jiam, Sri Chiangmai, and Po Sai districts in Ubon Ratchatani. The geography is generally of high plains and hills with some steep cliffs. Pine forests and sandstones of different shapes are decorated with colorful flowers in the rainy season, and with the serene and scenic Khong River, Pha Tam makes a perfect place for photographers.Pha Tam National Park can be comfortably reached and is a beautifully diverse natural attraction. Asphalt roads take you to almost every waterfall in the park and so the whole family can come and relax here.
The most famous tourist spot cannot be anything but Long Roo or Saeng Chan waterfall. It is a magical place famous for its shape and how water runs through a natural stone hole, creating an image similar to a giant ceiling shower. Tourists can also climb up the fall for an extra special view.The best time to visit this waterfall is a little before noon as the sun shines through the hole and a gorgeous sight is created. It is said that on a full moon night, the water is reflected by the moonlight and glows in celestial beauty, and therefore has the name Saeng Chan or moonlight waterfall. The beauty of Pha Tam has drawn both Thai and foreign tourists for many years.
Other two prominent waterfalls are Toong Na Mueng waterfall not far from Saeng Chan on Highway no. 2112, and Sawan waterfall, a fall that looks like a necklace. These two falls are also beautiful, easy to visit, and rich in nature. Pha Tam also offers many other tourist attractions. There is a Khong River viewpoint offering a soothing view of the river of life and the riverbank lifestyles. Next is Sao Chaleang, sandstone pillars and stone formations. Watching the glorious sunrise at Pha Tam viewpoint is also another activity you cannot afford to miss since Pha Tam is at the far east of Thailand and the first light of day shines here. On your way back, walk along the nature trails and be amazed by the historical cave paintings, finishing a very worthy trip that will leave a lasting beautiful memory.
How to get there
Saeng Chan waterfall (Long Roo waterfall) is only 1 kilometer from Thung Na Muang waterfall. You can get there from Highway No. 2134, followed by Highway No. 2112, and then turn right to the waterfall. Soisawan waterfall, on Highway 2112, is 30 kilometers from Khong Chiam district. Sao Chaliang is on Highway 2112, about 11 kilometers from the office on the route to Pha Tam.
When to go there : Rainy season and winter