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Ubon Ratchathani has been a well established community for hundreds of years. Relatively unknown to the most tourists, the province boasts a number of natural wonders, cultural and historical attractions, national parks, silk producing shops, etc.

The province is renowned for its strong Buddhist tradition, particularly the practice of forest-dwelling monks and the ancient Buddhist temples, which can still be seen throughout the province today.

A gateway to Laos, Ubon Ratchathani is bordered to the east by the Mekong River and Laos, to the south by Cambodia, to the west by Yasothon and Sisaket Provinces and to the north by Amnat Charoen Province. The provincial capital is approximately 630 kilometers northeast of Bangkok.
The province is unique in its folk culture, which is expressed in the indigenous cuisine, handicrafts, such as silk and cotton products, basketry, and bronze-ware, and traditional events such as the Candle festival held every July. There are natural beauties and historical sites including the 4,000 years old rock formation, prehistoric rock paintings, national parks, waterfalls, and the two-colored river, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Ubon Ratchathani Attractions

Ubon Ratchathani Art,Culture and Heritage

Lion Pulpit at Ban Chi Thuan

Attraction Details :

Located in a sermon hall of Wat Si Nuan Saeng Sawang Arom, the pulpit was elaborately crafted in the form of a lion upholding a tower. This Vietnamese-style pulpit was built in 1925 by a Vietnamese artist. The site is located approximately 26 kilometres from the district town. To get there, travel along Highway No. 23 (Ubon Ratchathani Yasothon) for approximately 24 kilometres. Upon reaching the 268-km. marker, turn left to the village and proceed for another 5 kilometres.

Ubon Ratchathani Nature and Wildlife

Tham Heo Sin Chai

Attraction Details :

This cave is on Highway No. 2222, about 7 kilometers before reaching Amphoe (district) Khong Chiam, turn left and proceed for about 2 kilometers. This cave, which is on the same route as Kaeng Tana, is a Buddhist center with a beautiful reclining Buddha image.In addition, there is a waterfall cascading down the cliff to the area in front of the reclining Buddha image making the place very cool and beautiful.

Tham Muet

Attraction Details :

Tham Muet means dark cave. It is at Ban Sa Som, is a cave approximately 4 meters wide and 6 meters high. Within the cave are many carved Buddha images, indicting that it used to be a place for religious ceremonies.

Pak Mun Dam

Attraction Details :

Constructed from stone and reinforced with clay soil, this dam has a width of 17 metres and a length of 300 metres. The dam, which facilitates agriculture and generates electricity, is located approximately 75 kilometers from town, or about 6 kilometers from the area where the Mekong River meets the Mun River.It is possible to travel along the top of the dam wall as a short cut from Khong Chiam District to Amphoe Sirinthon without driving back to Phibun Mangsahan District. Cruising along the beautiful Mun River is possible from the end of the dam to the Bicolored River, where the Mun River joins with the Mekong River.

Kaeng Tana National Park

Attraction Details :

This park can be reached on two routes. The first route is by taking Highway No. 2222 where visitors will be presented with a beautiful view of Kaeng Tana. On the other hand, visitors can take the route to the National Park Office along Highway No. 217 (Phibun Mangsahan-Chong Mek route) and turning left onto Highway No. 2173 and proceeding for another 13 kilometers.

Admission Fee : Adult 100 Baht  Child 50 Baht

Pha Taem National Park

Attraction Details :

This park covers an area of 140 square kilometers, where plateaus and hills dominate the parks landscape. There are sheer cliffs, which resulted from earthquakes. Most trees are of the deciduous dipterocarp forest. Irregular shaped sandstone is found scattered throughout the area. Beautiful flowering plants grow among the rocky ground. Travelling can be made from Khong Chiam District along Highway No. 2134, followed by Highway No. 2112, and then turning right for another 5 kilometers. Places of interest within the park are:

Pha Taem and Pha Kham are located near the national park headquarters. On the cliffs surface are numerous prehistoric cave paintings dating back 3,000-4,000 years ago that offer insight into the way of life that existed during the pre-historic days and reflect the ancient lifestyle of the people who once lived in the area. These painting depict scenes of fishing, rice farming, figures of people, animals, hands and geometric designs. It should be noted that the most extensive site for cave paintings in the country is that of Pha Taem.

Home to one of the world’s oldest agrarian communities, Ubon Ratchathani is also the ’cradle of northeastern civilisation’. Recently discovered archaeological evidence suggests that humans settled in the region between 14,000 to 6,000 years ago.

Admission Fee: Adult 200 Baht Child 100 Baht

How to get there :

By Other

Pha Taem National Park is 18 kms. from Khong Chiam. From Amphoe Khong Chiam, motorists can use Highway 2134, then 2112. Turn right at Km. 8 and continue for another 5 kms. to Pha Taem.

Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park

Attraction Details :

This was declared as a national park on 1 June 1987. Covering an area of 687 sq. km over mountainous areas in Ubon Ratchathani, the park is where borders of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia meet. To get superb view of the three countries, visitors are recommended to take hiking trails which lead on to the high plateau. The best view can be seen from the cliffs at Pha Pheung. Interesting attractions include: the 40-metre Bak Tew Yai waterfall, which is located approximately 4 kms from the park office, rock formations at Phlan Yaw and a group of springs in the forest at Bo Nam Sap.

Admission Fee : Adult 200 Baht  Child 100 Baht

Kaeng Saphue

Attraction Details :

Kaeng Saphue, which is the most beautiful cataract in Ubon Ratchthani, is in the Mun River near the Phibun Mangsahan District Office, about 45 kilometers from Ubon Ratchathani City center, on the left-hand side of Highway No. 217. This beautiful cataract of natural rocks is visible for half the year during the dry season.

Maenam Song Si

Attraction Details :

Maenam Song Si or the Bi-colored River or the Mun Rivers alluvium, is the place where two rivers join: the brown Mekong River and the blue Mun River. It is located in Khong Chiam District, about 84 kilometers from Ubon Ratchathai City centre. Visitors can hire a boat from Khong Chiam district to see the alluvium.

How to get there :

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just a 5-minute drive from Amphoe Khong Chiam

Namtok Saeng Chan or Namtok Long Ru

Attraction Details :

This waterfall is only 1 kilometer from Thung Na Muang Waterfall. This is a very beautiful waterfall with a special characteristic of its own the small stream of water cascades down the face of the cliff through an opening in the rock resembling a hole. Visitors viewing the waterfall at noon when the sunlight shines through the hole will be presented with a view of the cascading water similar to that of the full moon shining onto the world. Travelling can be made from Highway No. 2134, followed by Highway No. 2112, and then turning right to the waterfall.

How to get there :

By Other

Motorists have to turn right at Ban Thung Na Mueang and the waterfall is 2 kms. away.

Namtok Soi Sawan

Attraction Details :

This is a big waterfall cascading from two sides of steep cliffs about 20 metres high and is located 30 kilometers from Khong Chiam District.

How to get there :

By Other

situated on Highway 2112, turn right at Km. 20 and drive for another 5 kms. A further walk of 500 metres from the parking area will lead to the waterfall.

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