Must see attractions in Udon Thani

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    Nong Prajak Park

    Udon's most popular park starts to rev up as the afternoon winds down. It's home to colourful attractions such as a giant Ban Chiang–style pot and a huge…

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    Udon Thani Thai-Chinese Cultural Centre

    This cultural centre features a gorgeous garden, a tea shop and the Moral Museum, which has excellent displays about the history of the Chinese community…

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    Udon Sunshine Orchid Farm

    The Udon Sunshine Orchid Farm, just northwest of town, earned fame for producing the first orchid-based perfume. It has since developed a hybrid of…

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    Sanjao Pu-Ya

    This large Chinese temple on the southern shore of Nong Bua lake attests to the wealth of the local Thai-Chinese community. At its heart, the Pu-Ya Shrine…

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    Prince Prajak Monument

    Udon Thani was founded by Prince Prajak, brother of King Rama V, and his name is attached to many spots in town, most notablly Nong Prajak Park. Many of…

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    Lak Meuang (City Pillar Shrine)

    Udon's city pillar is guarded by an impressive and fearsome-looking yaksa (giant) and protected by an ugly plastic case. The Chinese săh·lah alongside it…

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    Udon Thani Museum

    Filling a 1920s colonial-style building that used to be a girls' school, this museum has a fairly interesting catch-all collection ranging from geology to…

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    Wat Phothisomphon

    The centrepiece of this historic temple, founded during the reign of King Rama V, is a modern gold-and-grey chedi built to honour several revered monks…

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    Ho Chi Minh Historical Site

    During 1928 and 1929, Ho Chi Minh used the jungle around Nong Hang village as one of his bases to train soldiers and rally Isan's sizeable Vietnamese…

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    This fountain, only turned on in the late afternoon and early evening, lies at the centre of one of Udon's biggest roundabouts.

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    Clock Tower

    Udon's digital clock tower stands in the centre of a roundabout and is a useful landmark.