Attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Thung Si Meuang

Built during the reign of Rama III (1824–51), Wat Thung Si Meuang has a classic hŏr đrai (Tripitaka hall) in excellent shape. Like many hŏr đrai, it rests on stilts in the middle of a pond to protect the precious sc…
Top Choice National Park in Ubon Ratchathani Province

Pha Taem National Park

One of our favourite national parks in Thailand, Pha Taem is named after and centred on a large cliff above the Mekong River. The cliff's ancient rock paintings have become Ubon icons and the views are outstanding. …
Top Choice Handicrafts in Ban Pa-Ao

Ban Pa-Ao Brassware Center

Come here to see Ban Pa-Ao's famous brass artists using a unique lost-wax casting method. Workers here create bells, bowls and more on-site, although not every step is done daily, so what you'll see is a bit up to l…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Phra That Nong Bua

This spectacular, gleaming gold-and-white chedi is sure to dazzle. It loosely resembles the Mahabodhi stupa in Bodhgaya, India (where the Buddha reached enlightenment), and inside is another beautiful golden chedi. …
Natural Feature in Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem

These ancient rock paintings, which are at least 1000 years old but probably much older, sit on a cliff down below the visitor centre. Subjects include þlah bèuk (giant Mekong catfish), elephants, human hands, geome…
Waterfall in Pha Taem National Park

Nam Tok Saeng Chan

One of the most amazing waterfalls you'll ever see, Saeng Chan ('Moonbean') flows through a hole cut naturally into the overhanging rock. There's water from June to December, but it's at its best when rain is actual…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Ban Na Meuang

This temple, also known as Wat Sa Prasan Suk, stands out from other temples in many ways. Most famously, the bòht sits on a boat: a ceramic-encrusted replica of the late King Rama IX’s royal barge Suphannahong, comp…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Pa Nanachat

English is the primary language of Wat Pa Nanachat, a Western-oriented temple opened in 1975 by Ajahn Cha specifically for non-Thais. There's nothing really to see here, but visitors interested in Buddhism, if they …
Buddhist Temple in Khong Jiam

Wat Tham Khuha Sawan

The views from this busy temple above the town (best seen from atop the bell tower or the unfinished building next to it) are alone worth the trip, but it also has a beautiful nine-pointed chedi, an all-white bòht (…
Waterfall in Pha Taem National Park

Namtok Soi Sawan

Nam Tok Soi Sawan is a 25m-tall waterfall flowing from June to December. It's a 19km drive from the visitor centre and then a 500m walk, or you can hike with a ranger (must be arranged in advance) for about 15 large…