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Ubon Ratchathani is northeast and is bordered to the east by the Maekong River and Laos, and to the south by Cambodia. The provincial capital is some 630 kilometres northeast of Bangkok, and the province covers a strong Buddhist tradition, praticularly forest-dwelling monks, and distinctive folk culture which finds expression in the cuisine, handicrafts and traditional events such as the Candle Festival each July.

Ubon Ratchathani National Museum

This is on Khuean Thani Road. Built in 1918, the building was once used as the City Hall. It is regarded as the museum with the best arrangements and displays artifacts from all districts in the province. Within the museum are displays of prehistoric events, history, and culture of Ubon Ratchathani natives. The Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.


Kaeng Tana National Park
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.


Pak Mun Dam
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,more...

Pha Taem National Park
This park covers an area of 140 square kilometers, where plateaus and hills dominate the park’s 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: More...

Sao Chaling
Sao Chaliang, which is 11 kilometers from Khong Chaim District on Highway 2112 is a place that is scattered with natural mushroom-like piles of stone slabs with a large amount of shells embedded in their surface. The area is believed by geologists to be a long dried up seabed (over a million years ago).


The Sirindhorn Dam
This is about 70 kilometers from the city center on Highway No. 217. Turn right at the 71-km. marker and proceed for about 500 metres. A multi-purpose dam, it was built to generate electricity and to facilitate agriculture acrpss a tributary of the Mun River. The nearby forests have been turned into the park which recently has gain an increasing amount of popularity. As an ideal recreational area, water sports and boat trips are available.


Festivals

The Candle Festival
The Candle Festival is the largest religious ceremony in Ubon Ratchathani. It is celebrated yearly on Asalha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) Day in July. The ceremony is held at Thung Si Mueang and Chaturamuk Pavillion. At night, there is entertainment to celebrate the Lent candles. The reflection of lights on the candles creates a picturesque effect during the festival
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Kaeng Sa Peu Songkarn Festival
Kaeng Sa Peu Songkarn Festival is held yearly in April. Villagers will splash water on each other and swim in the Mun River. The festival also features local sports and northeastern folk music.








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