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Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram or Wat Si Thong  - The Ubosot houses a sacred Buddha image known as Phra Kaeo Butsarakham. The Buddha image, in the attitude of subduing Mara, is carved from topaz into the Chiang Saen style. Each year, in the Songkran Festival, people will parade the Buddha image around for the people to pay respect and bathe.

National Museum of Ubon Ratchathani  - The single-storey hip roofed building, built in 1918, once served as the city hall before it was handed to the Fine Arts Department. The museum features local exhibitions: geography, history of the city’s establishment, archaeological fine art objects, local handicrafts and folk games.

The Golden Jubilee Art and Cultural Centre  - The 7 - storey building in contemporary Isan architecture was built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony on 11 December, 2001.

Wat Chaeng  - The Ubosot, which was only completed 24 years later, is famed for its beautiful architecture and rare woodcarving. As a precious historical site, the Ubosot is well preserved in its original condition. It has won a Certificate of Honour from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in the Architect 87 Exhibition.

Wat Maha Wanaram  - It was at first only a Samnak Song, a monastic residence, for Vipassana monks. According to a stone inscription found behind the principal Buddha statue, Phrachao Yai In Paeng, it was built in 1807. The stucco Buddha statue, in the attitude of subduing Mara, was built in the Laotian style.

Wat Burapharam - The temple once served as a residence for famous meditation monks. Today, the temple houses life-like stone figures of these monks.

Wat Supattanaram Worawihan  - This is the first Dhammayutika temple of the province. The temple has a special Ubosot designed by a royal highway engineer Luang Sathit Nimankan ( Chuan Supiyaphan ). It has a Thai-style roof, western style hall and Khmer-style base.

Hat Wat Tai  - The beach situated in the middle of the Mun River. During the dry season, its white sandy beach is a favourite place for holiday-makers to enjoy the easy atmosphere and greenery.

Ubon Ratchathani Province, places to see around the Province.

Ubon Ratchathani Province, Page 7, Interesting places to visit around the Province.