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Ubon Ratchathani

Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
11 hours from Bangkok by train
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Ubon Ratchathani

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Ubon Ratchathani is the capital of the most easterly province of Thailand, in the region of Isan. The province of the same name has numerous national parks and unbelievable scenery.

My suggestion:
If you are at Ubon Ratchathani around July, don't miss the candle festival, Khao Phansa, which is simply fantastic! Floats carrying enormous sculpted candles process around Thung park.

Ubon Ratchathani is supposed to have more temples per head of population than any other town in Thailand. When I walked round town, I quickly understood why, you can see a temple on nearly every street corner! My favorites were Wat Thung Si Muang, a beautiful wooden temple on a small stretch of water, and Wat Nong Bua, with its 55 meter high white and gold stupa.

If you like finding out about culture during your trip, you should know that Ubon Ratchathani has a national museum which contains a very rich collection of historical art and artifacts of the region and is a good way to learn more about Isan.

Sculpted candles at the Khao Phansa festival