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Places to visit around Udon Thani Province

The Monument of Krommaluang Prachaksinlapakhom - As the founder of Udon town in 1893, Major General Prince Prachaksinlapakhom set out the civil administration order and served important official duties for the public benefits. The Monument symbolizes the highest tribute paid to the prince by the people of Udon Thani.

Nong Prachaksinlapakhom Public Park - On an island in the pond, a small garden is filled with decorative and flowering plants, and there is a bridge linking the island with the mainland. Within the park, there is a fountain, a clock tower, and a playground.

Wat Phothisomphon - It was built in the late reign of King Rama V. Inside, there is also a museum of revered monks famous for meditation.

Udon Thani Museum -  It displays background aspects of Udon Thani, ranging from history, archaeology, natural science, geology, folk history, arts and culture, to the biography and honourable deeds of Krommaluang Prachaksinlapakhom, the founder of Udon Thani town.

Wat Matchimawat    Within its Wihan building, there is a white stone Buddha image under Naga (serpent) protection, or commonly known as “Luangpho Nak,” which has been highly respected by the people of Udon Thani.

Chaopu – Chaoya Chinese Spirit Shrine - This large and beautiful Chinese spirit shrine is located near Nong Bua Market. Two Chinese pavilions stand in the pond, serving as a view point in pleasant and shady surroundings. The golden dragon of 99 m long, to be used during the Thung Si Mueang annual fair in December, is also kept here.

Udon Sunshine Orchid Farm -  It is a nursery of Udon Sunshine, a new fragrant Thai orchid species from cross-breeding Vanda with Josephine Van Berrow. The flower was registered as “Udon Sunshine Orchid” or “Miss Udon Sunshine” for a copyright with the World Orchid Society in the United Kingdom in 1988.

Wat Pa Ban Tat - Inside its compound, wild animals are in abundance: pheasant, red jungle fowl, birds, squirrel, tree shrew, common wild pig etc. The temple is also a residence of Phra Achan Maha Bua Yannasampanno, the revered Buddhist master of meditation and a follower of Phra Achan Man Phurithatto, the late master.

Wat Thipphayaratnimit -  It is another forest temple in the area of Amphoe Muang and has a pleasant shady atmosphere. There is a large pagoda which contains Lord Buddha’s relics. The pagoda is shaped like “Thanan,” a utensil used in ancient times to scoop Lord Buddha’s relics.

Ban Na Kha - Located 16 km from town along the Udon Thani – Nong Khai route (Highway No. 2), opposite the Na Kha Community School.

Huai Luang Reservoir -  It is a large reservoir covering an area of about 20,000 rai, for agriculture, fishery, and waterworks under the responsibility of the Royal Irrigation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives.

 

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