Ubon Ratchathani

UBON RATCHATHANI

Beauty & Culture in Thailand’s Far East

Ubon Ratchathani, or “Ubon” as it is known, is located in Thailand’s easternmost province along the Mekong River at border of Laos. These communities make memorable cultural destinations for real travelers and adventurers who are seeking to get off the beaten path and immerse themselves in traditional Thai culture. Visitors can cross over the Mekong River to Laos from both of these towns, making them a developed gateway cities well worth exploring with fellow conventioneers.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Northeast

POPULATION

1,862,965 people (Male: 933,084 people, Female: 929,881 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Ubon Ratchathani is a transport hub for southern Isan region. It is reachable from Bangkok by car, bus, train, and plane.The Transportation Co.,Ltd and other private firms provide both non air-conditioning and air-conditioning buses from Bangkok to Suphanburi departing from Mochit 2 and Southern bus terminals every day.

ACTIVITIES

Sailing, Off-roading, Rock climbing, Watching shrimp parade at the Emerald Triangle, Horse riding through the nature, Visiting prehistoric rock paintings in a cave

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Pha Taem National Park, Phu Chong Nayoi National Park, Sirindhorn Dam, Ban Kamphun, Ban Kan Lueng Open Museum, Chomnapa Rock, Chom Dao Beach, Sam Phan Bok, Kaeng Tana National Park, Chanadai Cliff

INTERESTING INFO

Ubon Ratchathani means “Royal Lotus City” and is best known for its annual Candle Festival which commences Buddhists’ rainy season retreat.