Udon Thani

UDON THANI

Heart of Growth in the Northeast

Udon Thani is the huge province in the northeastern part of Thailand called Isan. Udon Thani respectively serves as the trade and transportation hub of Thailand’s Isan area and the gateway to the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos. The city is growing quickly as trade across the border flourishes. One of the four major cities in the Isan region, Udon Thani can host 3,000 guests for a reception or 5,000 for a concert at the Udon Thani Convention Center, one of the largest multipurpose banquet and conference facility in the region with multi-lingual staff fluent in English, German, Lao, and Thai. Connected to Laos by the Friendship Highway and the Friendship Bridge, both “Friendship” and access to a rapidly developing region are what’s in store for you when you choose Udon Thani for your meeting or convention.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Northeast

POPULATION

1,578,783 people (Male: 786,301 people, Female: 792,482 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

There are daily flights between both Bangkok and Chiang Mai to Udon Thani (1:10 and 1hr). There are also numerous daily trains between Bangkok and Udon Thani (10 hrs). Udon Thani is accessible from Vientiane via Nong Khai by car, bus, or train in around 1 hour.

ACTIVITIES

Exploring the Udon Thani night market, visiting Ban Chiang, learning about and buying Khit-style textiles, Visiting Udon Sunshine Fragrant Orchid Farm and Udon Dancing Tea, Bike tour, Spelunking, Enjoying waterfall, Paddling, Rafting

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Poo Pra Bat Historical National Park, Phu Poilom Ecotourism Project, Wat Chaeng, Wat Phrathat Nong Bua, Wat Supattanaram, Phra That Don Kaew, Ban Chiang National Museum, Na Kha Village and Ban Men Handicraft Centre, Nong Prajak Silpakhom Park, Ban Kamchanod, Phu Foi Lom, Huai Luang Reservior, Udon Sunshine Fragrant Orchid Farm

INTERESTING INFO

Udon Thani is probably best known for its archaeological wonders, paramount among them the hamlet of Ban Chiang where the world's first Bronze Age civilization is believed to have flourished more than 5,000 years ago.