Lying on the banks of the Mun River, Ubon has a number of nice temples that are worth a visit, with the distinctive Wat Nong Bua being a particular highlight. The best time of year to visit is during July when the city holds its mesmerising Candle Festival. Monks retreat to their temples for the three months prior to this and at the end of the period there is a procession with giant candles to Thung Si Muang Park in the centre of Ubon. It’s really cool to see and in October there is another festival this time involving boats with many candles on them!
Ubonratchathani is the easternmost province in Thailand. There is a sign posted on the Mekhong River stating that from this point you can be first in Thailand to view the sunrise.Ubon is one of seventeen provinces that make up the Northeastern or Isaan Region of Thailand. The people here are the grassroots of the country. The service and agricultural industries thrive because of Isaan.
A province known for its Isarn style food which gets quite spicy even by Thai standards. There are also many local Thai handicrafts here as well as Thai silk.Isaan has the liveliest music and parties, the spiciest food and the prettiest girls. Isaan and Ubon Ratchathani province a viable alternative to Bangkok with all its troubles lately.
Ubon offers Thailand and it’s culture for you who want a break from the beaches and tourist towns. Ubon and the northeast are the real Thailand, head upcountry and give us a visit.Even though Ubon is 629 kilometers from Bangkok, it is not isolated. You can get here by car, train, bus or plane. So hope to see you here soon.
The province of Ubon Ratchathani is the largest in land mass in Thailand. It is broken down into 26 Districts and 5 sub-districts. Amnat Charoen and Yasothon provinces border the north while Srisaket province borders to the west. The easstern border is Mekhong River and Laos. To the south Ubon Ratchathani shares a border with Cambodia.Ubon is a very green province. Most of the territory is covered by agriculural pursuits or forests.