Explore Udon Thani

Explore Udon Thani

TourismThailand, 28 Jan 2020
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Talay Bua Dang, or the Red Lotus sea, is one of the most renowned tourist attractions in Udon Thani. However, this amazing province has a lot of other interesting places to explore as well. Ready to discover them? 

 

Let’s go to our first destination: Udon Flowers Melon Farm.

1. Udon Flowers Melon Farm
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Udon Flowers Melon Farm is a popular tourist Destination in Udon Thani. This famous farm is open to the public to visit their precious melon greenhouses. You will get to see how they plant, grow, and harvest their high-quality melons. with standard and hygienic process, without pesticides. Your farm entrance ticket can be used as a discount to buy these wonderfully delicious melons as well. At Udon Flowers Melon Farm, there is also a lovely café for you to Relax in and enjoy their recommended melon beverages, melon ice creams, and melon desserts. If you love the sweetness of this farm’s melons, you can buy their freshly harvested fruits to take back home too.

 

For Visitor

Opening time : Daily from 08.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Best time to visit : The farm is open all year round but best visited in the cold season

Entrance fee : Adults 20 Baht, Children 10 Baht (Tickets can be used as a discount for melons.)

 

Address : 318 Ban Pa Kao, Tambon Phak Top, Nong Han District, Udon Thani 41130

 

How to get there  : From Udon Thani town, drive along Panprao Road and enter Prajak Sillapakom Road. Then take Road No. 2 for 1.3 kilometres. Keep going straight towards Tambon Phak Top for 27 kilometres. Turn left of the highway at the melon farm entrance. 

 

Information

Tel.  :085-746-7955

facebook  :https://www.facebook.com/Udonflowers

 

After enjoying beautiful scenery and refreshing your body with sweet melons, let’s continue to our next destination, an interesting place filled with History and knowledge: Ban Chiang National museum.

2. Discover the Lost Bronze Age at Ban Chiang National Museum
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Ban Chiang National museum was established after the visit of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit in 1972. Inside Galyani Vadhana Building, the main building of the museum, the permanent exhibitions of Ban Chiang are divided into nine parts. These exhibitions will take you back in time to discover the ancient History, origin, and civilisation of Ban Chiang. In 1992, Ban Chiang was declared the 359th UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was also Thailand’s 4th Archaeological site that was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

 

Address: Moo 13 Sutthipong Rd., Tambon Ban Chiang, Nong Han District, Udon Thani 41320

 

How to get there

By car : The museum is located 55 kilometres away from the province’s city centre. You can drive along Route No. 22 (Udon Thani-Sakon nakhon) until you reach the 50th kilometre mark. Right there, you will see the entrance to Ban Pulu Village and a sign indicating the direction to Ban Chiang National Museum on your left. Follow Highway No.2225 for 6 kilometres until arriving at the museum.

 

By bus : From Udon Thani’s Old Bus Terminal near Central Plaza Udon Thani, you can take Udon Thani-Ban Dung Bus, Udon Thani-Sakon Nakhon Bus or Udon Thani-Bueng Kan Bus and get off the bus at Nong Mek Intersection. Then take a motorbike taxi or a tuk tuk to the Archaeological Site.

 

Information

Tel.  : 042-235-040

facebook : https://www.facebook.com/banchiang.museum

Opening time : Wednesday – Sunday from 09.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Entrance fee : Thais 30 Baht, foreigners 150 Baht

 

For our next stop, let’s pay respect to the Buddha and give alms at the only “Lotus Temple” in Thailand: Wat Santi Wanaram.

3. Wat Santi Wanaram
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Wat Santi Wanaram is a significant religious site in Udon Thani. Also called the “Lotus Temple,” it is the only temple in Thailand that is shaped like a giant white lotus blossom and constructed on a Lake. You can cross the bridge to the exquisite floating white lotus to marvel at the elegant inside of the ubosot, or Chapel. Inside, you will be fascinated by colourful murals depicting stories of the Lord Buddha’s life as well as the temple’s primary Buddha image, which is beautifully painted in white. You can also admire the picturesque lake surrounding the temple and give alms by feeding fish.

 

For Visitor

Opening time : Daily from 08.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Best time to visit : Any time of the year

Entrance free : Free of charge

 

Address  : Moo 11 Tambon Ban Chiang, Nong Han District, Udon Thani 41320 

How to get there  : From Udon Thani town, take Panprao Road and Prajak Sillapakom Road to Road No. 2 for 1.3 kilometres. Then drive along Nittaya Road into Tambon Nong Mek for 43.2 kilometres. Continue straight for 15.6 kilometres and you will arrive at the temple.

 

Information

Tel.  :086-229-7739

facebook  :https://www.facebook.com/Prasit.Tummataro

 

Are you ready for our last destination? We will take you to another Landmark of Historical tourism in this charming province: Udon Thani museum.

4. Udon Thani Museum
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The Udon Thani museum is housed in a two-storey building with western classical architecture that’s been adapted to Thailand’s tropical climate. This well-preserved historic building consists of 26 rooms, eleven rooms on the first floor and 15 rooms on the second floor. In these rooms, there are interesting exhibitions related to Udon Thani province, including its History, archaeology, natural history, geology, local history, art, Culture, and traditions. There are exhibitions about Krom Luang Prachak Silpakom, the founder of Udon Thani, as well. This museum has been renovated to be a new learning centre of Udon Thani and modern technology has also been used to make the museum more interesting to visitors of all ages.

 

For Visitor

Opening time  : Daily (except Mondays) from 08.30 AM - 4.30 PM

Best time to visit  : any time of the year

Entrance fee : free of charge

 

Address  : Phosri Road, Tambon Mak Khaeng, Mueang District, Udon Thani 41000

 

How to get there   : From Udon Thani town, follow Athipbodi Road for 300 metres. Turn left onto Tesa Road and go straight for 400 metres. Turn right, continue straight for 270 metres. Then, turn left and continue for 60 metres until arriving at the museum.

 

 

Information

Tel.  :042-245-976

facebook  :https://www.facebook.com/udmuseum/

 

There are so many aspects in our Udon Thani trip: travelling, eating, Shopping, relaxing, and learning about this amazing Isan province with its charming background and precious cultural heritage. Don’t forget to visit Udon Thani again if you have a chance. In this memorable province, you are always welcome.

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