Attractions

Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Pa Nanachat

English is the primary language at Wat Pa Nanachat, a Western-oriented wát opened in 1975 specifically for non-Thais. There's nothing really to see here, but visitors, if they dress and act respectfully, are welcome…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Thung Si Meuang

Built during the reign of Rama III (1824–51), with a classic hŏr đrai (Tripitaka hall) in excellent shape. Like many hŏr đrai, it rests on tall, angled stilts in the middle of a pond to protect the precious scriptur…
Museum in Ubon Ratchathani

Ubonnithat Culture Display

The museum in the lower level of the strikingly designed Ubon Ratchathani Art & Culture Centre at Rajabhat University contains a lot more cultural references than the National Museum. There are some relatively r…
Museum in Ubon Ratchathani

Ubon Ratchathani National Museum

Occupying the former city hall, this is a very informative museum with plenty on show, from Dvaravati-era Buddhist ordination-precinct stones and a 2500-year-old Dong Son bronze drum to Ubon textiles. The museum's m…
Museum in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram Museum

The temple has turned a beautiful old wooden săh·lah (hall) into a museum of religious items. The highlight is the collection of 18th-century đoô prá đraiþìdòk (gorgeous boxes used for storing sacred palm-leaf texts…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Nong Pa Phong

Peaceful Wat Nong Pa Phong is known for its quiet discipline and daily routine of work and meditation. The founding teacher, Luang Pu Cha, died in 1992, but he established nearly 100 branch monasteries and thousands…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram

The bòht at this important temple resembles Bangkok's Wat Benchamabophit, but it's the 7cm-tall topaz Buddha inside that most Thais come to see. Phra Kaew Butsarakham, as it's known, was reportedly brought here from…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Jaeng

Founded around the same time as the city, Wat Jaeng has an adorable Lan Xang–style bòht (ordination hall, built 1887) with large naga (serpent) eave brackets on the sides, crocodiles along the stairs and Airavata wi…
Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Liap

One of Ubon's oldest temples. Located off Th Srinarong.
Monument in Ubon Ratchathani

Fountain

A fountain in central Ubon Ratchathani.