5 Cool Places Worth Visiting In Udon Thani

Udon Thani is like a logistic and tourism hub of the region and is important history-wise regarding the famous Ban Chiang source of prehistory civilization, one of the oldest civilization in the world.

Nong Prachaksinlapakhom Public Park

Located in the Udon Thani Municipality, this giant pond has existed before the establishment of Udon Thani town. Lying to the west of the town, it was formerly called “Nong Na Klue” (pond of salty water) and later changed to “Nong Prachak” in honor of Major General HRH Prince Prachaksinlapakhom, the founder of Udon Thani town. In 1987, the Udon Thani Municipality improved the pond as a royal tribute to King Rama IX on the auspicious occasion of his 50 th birthday anniversary. 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. It serves as a place of recreation and exercise for the public.

Pa Kham Chanot

Located in the middle of a paddy field inside Wat Siri Suttho, Tambon Ban Muang. According to folk legend, the place is a gateway to the underwater world where the Naga  Serpent King resides. It is ruled by Grandpa Naga Pu Si Suttho and Grandma Naga Si Pathumma.  Pa Kham Chanot is a forest of naturally grown Chanot or Taraw palm trees   looking like an islet.   Inside the forested islet, there is a shrine of Grandpa Naga Si Suttho and    a sacred pond, which have been much revered and respected by the villagers. Pa Kham Chanot   is open daily from 6.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

Phu Phra Bat Historical Park  This historical park is located at the foot of Mount Phu Phan, Tambon Mueang Phan. It displays the civilisation of mankind and changes in landscape of which structure is mostly composed of sandstone having been eroded by nature to become rock formations of different sizes and patterns. There are various interesting places as evidence of human life in the past:

Red Lotus Sea Nong Han Kumphawapi

Red Lotus Sea Nong Han Kumphawapi  is a large natural freshwater lake of pinkish red water lilies covering an area of 36 square kilometres with an abundance of aquatic animals, plants, and birds. It has an outstanding ecosystem that has attracted a lot of Thai as well as international researchers to visit for study. In December-February of every year, the pinkish red blossoms of water lilies will be in full bloom and blanket the vast surface of the Nong Han Lake as far as the eye can see, hence, the name “Red Lotus Sea”. The suitable time for cruising the Red Lotus Sea is during 6.00-11.00 a.m.

For more imformation   please contact the Tourism Authority  of Thailand Udon Thani    Office at Tel. 0 4232 5406-7.

Phu Foi Lom

Phu Foi Lom is part of the Phu Phan Noi Mountain Range in the Pa Phan Don–Pakho National Forest Reserve, Tambon Thap Kung, having an altitude of approximately 600 metres above sea level and year-round cool climate. The name Phu Foi Lom derives from a kind of lichen known as “Foi Lom” (Usnea abissinica Mot.) that can be found on branches of large trees in this area, unfortunately in less amount at present due to forest encroachment and deterioration. The mountain has been established as an ecotourism attraction for the sake of natural preservation and public study, demonstration plot and  Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 th Birthday Anniversary Botanical Garden , where visitors can camping and hiking.