Attractions

Park in Udon Thani

Nong Prajak Park

Udon's most popular park starts to rev up as the afternoon winds down. It's home to many colourful attractions such as a giant Ban Chiang–style pot and a huge floating rubber ducky that has become an Udon icon. A lo…
Cultural Centre in Udon Thani

Udon Thani Thai-Chinese Cultural Center

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 in Udon Thani, Chinese culture and Confucius. A small Chinese…
Gardens in Udon Thani

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 Codariocalyx motorius ohashi leguminosae, a succulent that 'dances'…
Temple in Udon Thani

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 houses small images of the Chinese gods Pu (Grandpa) and Ya …
Monument in Udon Thani

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 the people coming here to seek spiritual intervention in their…
Monument in Udon Thani

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 is where the Pu-Ya statues reside during the Thung Si Meuang …
Museum in Udon Thani

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 handicrafts. It has, however, been closed for renovation for…
Buddhist Temple in Udon Thani

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. The murals inside the upper floors are excellent.
Museum in Udon Thani

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 community for his resistance against the French occupation of Vie…
Fountain in Udon Thani

Fountain

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