Ubonratchathani Attractions

Thung Si Muang
This is a wide open ground in the middle of the city very much like Sanam Luang in Bangkok. It was formerly reserved as a place for the governor (Chao Muang) to perform a rice growing ceremony.  Later, King Rama V abolished to the ceremony to deep it as a  recreation and festival celebration area for the townspeople. A city pillar shrine is located to the south of the field.

Thung Si Muang Temple
The temple is on Luang Road in the municipal area.  Built during the reign of King Rama III, it has a beautiful ordination hall in the northeastern architectural style with some influence from Bangkok. Its  scripture hall, showing the most beautiful and perfect northeastern architectural style, is located in the middle of a pond. Mural paintings in this temple show the civilisations and cultures of the people of Ubon Ratchathani over 200 year ago.

Wat Supattanaramworawihan
a royal temple and the temple of the dharmayuthi Sect in the Northeast, was built in 1853 by Phra Prom Ratchawongsa (Phra Upart Ku Thong), who was Governor of Ubon Ratchathani during the reign of King Rama Iv of the Chakri Dynasty.  The temple is on the bank of the Mun River, surrounded by beautiful and tranquil scenery.  Two life-like lions stand in front of the Tha-Chinese-European styled ordination hall which houses the principal serene Buddha image of the temple.

Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram (Wat Si Thong)
is a royal temple on Uparat Road beside the city Hall.  The ordination hall is in the same style as the Marbel Temple in Bangkok. The Topaz Buddha image, the town’s sacred image brought from Si Sattanakanahut, Laos, is kept here.

Wat Buraparam
was once the residence of many famous monks in the field of meditation such as Achan Sithachayaseno, Achan Man Purittatathera, Achan Li Thammatharo, Achan Saokantasilo, and Achan Sing Kantayakamo.  At present, their statues, carved from stones from various rivers, are kept here for the people to pay respect to.

Wat Maha Wanaram
located on Sappasit Road, is an ancient temple of the city.  Its former name was Wat Luang Mani Choti Sisawat; later on, the name was changed to Wat Pa Yai and then to its present name.  The holy Buddha image much revered by the people of Ubon Ratchathani and nearby provinces is “Phra Chao Yai Indra Plang”.  There is also a stone engraved tablet interred behind the pedestal of the Buddha image.

The National Museum 
is on Khun Thani Road.  It is a one-storey Panya style building built in 1918.  It was once used as the City Hall.  Later, it was offered to the Department of Fine Arts to be used as the National Museum of the city.  It is known as the museum with the best arrangement and display of artifacts from all districts in th province.  Inside, there are displays of prehistoric events, history, and cultures of the natives of Ubon Ratchathani.  The Museum is open every day from 09:00-16:00 hrs., except Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays.

Wat Tai Beach
is a sandy islet in the middle of the Mun River, located at the end of the town near the Provincial Electricity Authority of Ubon Ratchathani.  During the dry season, the islet is covered with shady green tree.  It is used as a recreational area for the poeople especially in the evenings when people come for picnics and swimming.

Wat Chaeng
is on Sappasit Road in the municipal area.  Its wellpreserved ordination hall, in perfect northeastern style, is one of the oldest ordination halls in the province. 

Wat Ban Na Muang 
has a very beautiful ordination hall built of ceramics in the shape of the Suphannahong Royal Barge.  Acharn Bun Mi, the abbot, is very much respected by the local people and those of the nearby provinces.

Wat Nong Bua 
is on the outskirts of Ubon Ratchathani on Highway 212 Ubon-Amnat Charoen.  At the third kilometre of thehighway, there is an 800 metre side road leading to the temple.  It is the only temple in this province that has a rectangular chedi built in an imitation of Chedi Buddhakhaya.

Khu Kua Beach
a large sandy beach about 12 kilometres from the city, is located on the bank of the Mun River.  There are many food stalls along the beach to provide services to tourists.

Ban Pa Ao 
is situated at Tambon Nong Khon, 18 kilometres from the city on Highway 23.  At kilometre marker 273, turn right and travel along a laterite track for another 3 kilometres.  It is one of the oldest villages in Ubon Ratchathani.  According to history, the villagers migrated from Vientiane, Laos during the reign of King Siri Bun San.  They gradually moved from Nong Bua Lamphu, Nakhon Khuan Khan Kap Kaco, Bua Ban, ect.  Until they reached Ban Pa Ao.  Therefore, the village is over 200 years old and has a special identity of its own which has been handed down from its ancestors; the craft of making bronzeware and weaving beautiful silk.

Ban Kan Luang Archaeological Site
is situated in Wat Ban Kan Luang, 3 kilometres from the town along Highway 212 Turn right onto Highway 2050 for 2 kilometers the sitewas excavated by the Fine Arts Department in 1992.  Discoveries include artifacts, implements, ornaments, beads, pottery and iron axes.  It is believed that this settlement dates back at least 2,000 years.

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