Nong Prajak Park

Udon Thani

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 floating rubber duck that has become an Udon icon. A lot of action takes place along Th Thesa on the sunset-watching side of the lake where there are many restaurants, paint-your-own-pottery shops, and streetside masseurs. There's a bike-hire shop on the northeast shore.

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Nearby Udon Thani attractions

1. Lak Meuang (City Pillar Shrine)

0.34 MILES

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…

2. Udon Thani Museum

0.35 MILES

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…

3. Wat Phothisomphon

0.42 MILES

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…

4. Clock Tower


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

5. Udon Sunshine Orchid Farm

0.96 MILES

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…

6. Fountain

1.09 MILES

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

7. Prince Prajak Monument

1.32 MILES

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…