Nong Pa Phong is a meditation center.
The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful.
It is in Amphoe Warin Chamrap on Highway 2178 about 6
kilometres from the city.
The ordination hall is and all white building of
applied Thai style architecture.
Inside is a wax image of Phra Achan Luang Pu Cha, a
famous meditation monk who founded the temple and is much
revered by everyone.
Pa Nanachat is also a meditation center like Wat Nong Pa Phong.
Many foreigners have been ordained here and reside at
this temple. It
is in Tambon Bung Wai, Amphoe Warin Chamrap, about 12
kilometres from the city.
Travel along Highway 24, turn left to Amphoe
Kanthararom, Si Sa Ket Province (Highway
There will be a sign to point the way to the temple,
which is about 1 kilometre off the dirt road.
Tha Khong Lek is on Highway 226 (Ubon-Si
Sa Ket Route)
about 3 kilometres from the district center (next
to Warin Chamrap School).
This village make clay pots.
The clay, taken from the Mun River, is thoroughly mixed
with chaff and other kinds of material.
The whole process in interestingly done by hand.
Phibun Mangsahan (Highway
PhuKhao Kaeo is on the slope of a hill in Phibun Mangsahan
along Highway 217. It
is 43 kilometres from Ubon Ratchathani.
Inside the temple grounds is a beautiful ordination
hall built entirely from ceramics.
Inside the hall are replicas of all the Buddha relics
found in Thailand.
Saphue is the most beautiful cataract-in Ubon Ratchathani.
The word “Saphue” means “a serpent”.
It is in the Mun River near the district office of
Phibun Mangsahan, about 45 kilometres from Ubon Ratchathani
city center, on the left-hand side of Highway 217.
This beautiful cataract of natural rocks can be seen
for half the year during the dry season.
During the rainy season.
It is covered with water.
Their Majesties the King and Queen have twice visited
this place. There
is a summer pavilion for visitors to restand admire the
Sirindhorn Dam is another important multi-purpose dam in the
blocks Lam Dom Noi in Phibun Mangsahan District (about
70 kilometres from the city centre)
on Highway 217. Turn right at Kilometre 71 for about
500 metres. The
area is a plain with a thicket on the hills surrounding the
houses are available for visitors.
More information may be obtained from the Electricity
Generating Authority of Thailand, Bang Kruai, Nonthaburi, Tel.
Nam bun (Bun
is on Highway 217 about 700 metres from Sirindhorn Dam.
It is similar to a hot spring in terms of its
appearance, but the water from this spring is of normal
temperature and the water comes up from the ground. It was discovered by a monk who was on a pilgrimage, and so a
religious center, called Wat Nam Bun, was established.
Mek Border, the boundary between Thailand and Laos marks the
end of Highway 217, which is 89 kilometres long.
This highway will be connected to a 38 kilometre road
in Laos leading to Pak Sae, which is a part of the Asian
Khong Chiam (Highway
Tana National Park can be reached by two ways.
One is by Highway 2222.
Along this route you get a beautiful sight of Kaeng
Tana because more rocks can be seen on this side. The other
way is the route to the National Park Office along Highway 217
and then turn left to Highway 2173 for another 13 kilometres.
The total area of Kaeng Tana National Park is 50,000
rai. It was
proclaimed a national park on 13 July 1982. Attractions in the park include:-
Tana is the biggest cataract in the middle of the Mun River.
The cataract itself is a big stone platform lying
across the Mun River, causing the water which flows through
Kaeng Tana to take the form of beautiful waterfalls.
Tana is a sand bar of 450 metres in width and 700 metres in
length that emerges and splits the Mun River into two
branches. To the
north, lies a sandy beach, which is an ideal place for
viewed covering the whole area is dry evergreen forest.
There are big trees providing shade, and growing
naturally among them are some teak trees.
Now, visitors can reach Don Tana by walking across a
Khanwhe is a cataract which is approimately 1 kilometre long
and 300 metres wide. There is a sandy beach which has large
and small stones scattered sink holes and jagged rocks
large amount of water in December running fiercely against the
rocks creates a picturesque scene.
Ton Waterfall is on Highway 2173, which is about 6 kilometres
off Highway 217. This
beautiful waterfall is created from Tat Ton Brook flowing past
a stone platform and plunging onto the pain forming a basin
large enough to swim in.
The water is cool and clear.
The area is surrounded by forest and flowering shrubs.
is accommodation for tourists at the park, and prior
reservation is needed by contacting Tel. 5790529, 5794842
Sin Chai Cave is on Highway 2222, about 7 kilometres before
reaching Amphoe Khong Chiam, turn left for about 2 kilometres,
It is on the same route as Kaeng Tana.
The cave is a Buddhist center with a beautiful
reclining Buddha image. This center is famous for its strict
discipline. It is hilly around the temple with many big rocks, trees, and
beautiful flowers. Besides,
there is also a waterfall cascading down the cliff to the area
in fron of the reclining Buddha image making the place very
cool and beautiful.
Tham Khu Ha Sawan is on Highway 222 about 6 kilometres before
reaching Khong Chiam District.
The temple was built in 1978 by “Luang Pu Kam Khaning
Chula Main.” It
was his residence and place of meditation while he was still
alive. Despite th
fact that he passd away many years ago, his body remains in
perfect condition, so his diciples keep it in a glass coffin
to worship it. There
are scenic spots for tourists to admire the beauty of the Mae
Khong River and the Laotian border.
Bi-coloured River or the Mun River’s alluvium is the place
where two rivers join: the Brown Mae Khong and the Blue Mun
River. It is located in Khon Chiam District about 84 kilometres from
Ubon Ratchathani city center.
Dam is constructed from stone reinforced with clay soil across
the Mun River at Ban Huawhe in Amphoe Khong Chiam.
With clay soil across the Mun River at Ban Huawhe in
Amphoe Khong Chiam. With
a width of 17 metres and a length of 300 metres, the dam
facilitates agriculture and generates electricity.
It is located approximately 75 kilometres from town, or
about 6 kilometres far from the area where the Mekong River
meets the Mun River. It
is possible to travel along the top of the dam wall as a short
cut from Amphoe Khong Chiam to Amphoe Sirinthon without
driving back to Amphoe Phibun Mangsahan.
In addition, cruising along the beautiful Mun River is
possible from the end of the dam to the so-called bicoloured
river, where the Mun River joins with the Mekong River.
Taem National Park covers a total area of 140 square
kilometers in Khong Chiam, Amphoe Si Muang Mai, and Amphoe Pho
Sai. It was
announced officially as a national park on 31 December, 1991.
Plateaux and hills dominate the park’s Landscape.
There are sheer cliffs which are a result from
trees are of the deciduous dipterocarp forest.
Irregular shsped sandstone is found scattered in the
flowering plants grow among the rocky ground.
Travelling can be made from Amphoe Khong Chiam along
Highway No. 2134, followed by Highway No. 2112, and then
turning right for another
5 kilometres. The
total distance is 18 kilometres.
Places of interest within the park are-
Chaliang is on Highway 2112,
about 11 kilometres from the office on the route to Pha Taem.
Sao Chaliang is a natural formation of rocks sitting
one upon another forming a mushroom-like shape.
Fossils of sea shells, pebbles, and sand grains can be
seen in big stone slabs believe that about a million years ago
this area must have been a sea bed.
Taem and Pha Mon are
Highway 2112 about 98 kilometres from Ubon ratchathani, about
3 kilometres further from Sao Chaliang in Tambon Nong Phua Noi.
Pha Taem and Pha Mon are two steep cliffs overlooking
the Mekong river with a clear view of Laos on the other sikde.
On the cliffs’ surface, there are prehistoric
paintings dating back to 3,000-4,000 years ago reflecting the
ancient way of life of the people who once lived in the area,
such as buk fishing (Buk
is a species of large scaleless fish found in the Mekong river),
and rice farming. Figures
of people, animals, hands, and geometric designs were also
Mut is in Ban Sa Som on Highway 2112, turning left and
continuing for about 15 kilometres to Ban Thung Na Muang.
This is a cave some 4 metres wide and 6 metres high.
Inside there are many carved Buddha images, indicating
that it used to be a place for religious ceremonies.
Sawan Waterfall on Highway 2112, is 30 kilometres from Khong
Chiam District. It
is a big waterfall cascading from two sides of steep cliffs
about 20 metres high. It
resembles a necklace. The
water is plentiful all year round.
The area is surrounded with trees and various kinds of
Na Muang Waterfall is on Highway 2112 about 12 kilometres from
Soi Sawan Waterfall. It
is a beautiful medium-sized fall and is near the road.
The water cascades down the rocks; the highest level is
about 25 metres. The
area is full of blossoming plants.
only 1 kilometre from thung Na Muang Waterfall on Highway
2112. It is a
very beautiful waterfall with a special characteristic of its
own-that is the water will fall down through a rock pipe
looking like the full moon shining onto the world.
Around the area, large and small rocks are scattered
together with many kinds of trees.
Below is a cave very suitable for camping.