From Ubon Ratchathani Province

Ubon Ratchathani has been a well established community for hundreds of years. It is where the Traditional and colorful Candle Procession is held. Ubon is 629 Kilometers from Bangkok.

Wat Tham Kuha Sawan

Wat Tham Kuha Sawan

THAI NAME: วัดถ้ำคูหาสวรรค์
LOCATION: Khong Chiam District in Ubon Ratchathani Province
GPS: 15.322344, 105.488677

The temple was built in 1978 by Luang Pu Kam Khaning Chula Mani and was used as his residence and meditation centre through his life time. His body still remains in perfect condition after he passed away many years ago. Along the way to the temple, visitors can enjoy the beauty landscape of Meakhong River as well as the Laotian border.

Wat Tham Kuha Sawan

Getting there: Take Highway 222, the temple is located about 6 kilometers before reaching Khong Chiam District.

Wat Tham Kuha Sawan

Wat Si Nuan Saeng Sawang Arom

Wat Si Nuan Saeng Sawang Arom

THAI NAME: วัดศรีนวลแสงสว่างอารมณ์
LOCATION: Khueang Nai District in Ubon Ratchathani Province
GPS: 15.283081, 104.661950

This temple was built by Ya Khru Tin Kom in an unkown period. Later, it was re-named Sinuan after a woman who dedicated her land for the expansion of the temple grounds. The words “Saeng Sawang Arom”, meaning “the light of emotion” was added afterwards to the name. A building of architectual interest within this temple is Ho Chaek or Sala Kan Parian, the study hall. It houses a stucco pulpit shaped like a lion. It was built by a Vietnamese artisan during the 1920’s.

Wat Si Nuan Saeng Sawang Arom

The site is located approximately 26 kilometers from the town. Take Highway 23 (Ubon Ratchathani-Yasothon) for 24 kilometers before turn left at kilometers 268 then keep straight for another 5 kilometers.

Wat Si Nuan Saeng Sawang Arom

Ban Khampun

Ban Khampun

THAI NAME: คำปุน
LOCATION: Warin Chamrap District in Ubon Ratchathani Province
GPS: 15.195201 104.827261

One of the most beautiful Thai style houses in Ubon is a private residence belonging to the Khampun family. They are famous for Thai silk design and production. They open their house to the public once a year during the two days of the Candle Festival. On this day they put on cultural performances and silk weaving demonstrations. Entrance is 100 Baht.

Ban Khampun

Ban Khampun

Ban Khampun

Ban Khampun

Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem National Park

THAI NAME: อุทยานแห่งชาติผาแต้ม
LOCATION: Khong Chaim District in Ubon Ratchathani Province
GPS: 15.449649 105.581175

Sao Chaling is 11 kilometers from Amphoe Khong Chaim on the Highway 2112, the place is scattered with natural mush-room-like piles of stone slabs with a large amount of shells stuck in their texture. The area is believed by geologists to be a long dried sea.

Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem and Pha Mon are located 3 kilometers beyond Sao Chaliang. Pha Taem and Pha Mon are two steep cliffs overlooking Mekong river with a clear view of Laos on the other side. On the cliffs surface there are prehistoric paintings dating back 3,000 – 4,000 years, reflecting ancient ways 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 are also depicted.

Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem National Park

Wat Thung Si Muang

Wat Thung Si Muang

THAI NAME: วัดทุ่งศรีเมือง
LOCATION: Amphoe Mueang District in Ubon Ratchathani Province
GPS: 15.230270 104.861061

Wat Thung Si Muang is renowned for its traditional wooden Ho Trai scripture repository, with an intricately carved gable, in the middle of a pond. The monastic hall of Wat Thung Si Mung houses beautiful mural paintings depicting episodes from Buddhist literature and scenes of local every life.

Wat Thung Si Muang

Wat Thung Si Muang

Wat Thung Si Muang

Ubon Ratchathani National Museum

Once the province’s City Hall, puts on an exhibition of the province’s history, geological features of the northeast, discovered artifacts, and local handiwork like basketry, brass, traditional hand-woven fabric, and local musical instruments. The museum is open daily except for Mondays and Tuesdays.

Wat Supattanaram

the first Buddhist monastery of the Dharmanyuthi sect in Northeastern Thailand, is situated on the bank of the Mun River not too far from the town center. Built in 1853 with an initial royal donation by King Rama IV, it has as its principal image the Phra Sapphanyu Chao which is greatly revered by both local people and visitors alike.