Hotel & Resort Ubon Ratchathani

Candle Festival The grandest festival of Ubon Ratchathani, the Candle Festival takes place annually on Asalha Puja Day at Thung Si Muang Park. The festival features a colorful procession with beauties accompanying the candle floats and a contest of exquisitely-carved and elaborately-embellished beeswax candle floats created by local temples and communities, accompanied by traditional dances. At night, there is a beauty contest and various types of entertainment to enjoy. During the festival, beautiful candle floats are put on display at Thung Si Muang Park.

Kaeng Saphue's Songkran Festival Held every April by the municipality of Phibun Mangsahan, the festival highlights a beauty contest, a lively fair, folk sports and Isan folk music competition.

Wat Thung Si Muang is located on Luang Road in the municipal area. The temple is beautiful. It is the northeastern architecture influenced,Bangkok style. Inside it there are mural painting showing civilization and culture of Ubon people in ancient times, more than 200 years ago.It has a wooden scripture hall combining the Thai, Burmese and Laos styles, and is located in the middle of a pond.The gables on both sides of it were carved in Lao-style art,it is the most beautiful and perfect northeastern architectural style.

Ban Pa Ao is situated at Nong Khon Sub-District, 18 km from the city on Highway No. 23. At kilometer marker 273, turn right and travel along a laterite track for another 3 km.The villagers migrated from Vientiane, Laos. The village is over 200 years old and has a special identity of its own which has been handed down from its ancestors; the craft of making brass ware and weaving beautiful silk. The village has the Demonstration and Distribution Center of brass handicrafts and beautiful silk. It is open daily, even on national holidays.

National Museum at Ubon Ratchathani is on Khuan Thani Road. It is a one-storey Panya style building built in 1918. It is known as the museum with the best arrangement and display of artifacts from all districts in the province. Inside, there are displays of prehistoric events, history, and cultures of the natives of Ubon Ratchathani. The Museum is open every day from 09:00-16:00 hrs., except Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays.

Wat Pa Nana Chat(The International Forest Temple), like Wat Nong Pa Phong, is a vipasana(insight) meditation center. It is far away from the city about 14 km on Highway No.226 to Si Sa Ket Province.This Wat is a branch of Wat Nong Pa Phong. A lot of foreigners come here to enter the priesthood and stay in the Wat;during the rainy season to study Buddhist scriptures and to practice vipussana(insight) meditatation. The current abbot is a foreigner. Most of the monks in this Wat can speak Thai and chant Pali very well. In addition, they are quite disciplined in scripture practice,so they are respected by Buddhist at large.

Kaeng Saphue Rapids is the most beautiful cataract in Ubon Ratchathani. The word \"Saphue\" means \"a serpent\". It is about 45 km from Ubon Ratchathani city center, on the left-hand side of Highway No.217.Kaeng Saphue is a beautiful cataract of complex natural big and small rocks. When the current flows through this area, they create small and beautiful waterfalls throughout.This beautiful cataract of natural rocks can be seen for about half the year during the dry season. There are a lot of visitors during holidays.

Pha Taem and Pha Mon are beautiful high cliffs, below which are a number of prehistoric paintings estimated to be at least 3,000-4,000 years old. In total, there are approximately 300 paintings placed at intervals along a 170-meter-long wall, the longest such display of prehistoric paintings in the world. The paintings can be categorized into four groups: animals, tools and utensils, signs, and people. Opposite Pha Taem is Laos. It is a very suitable spot for visitors to admire the sun before anywhere in Thailand.

Sao Chaliang is on Highway No.2112, about 1 km from the office. As you head toward Pha Taem,it is on the left. Sao Chaliang is a natural formation of rocks sitting one upon another forming a mushroom-like shape. Fossils of sea shells, pebbles, and sand grains can be seen in big stone slabs believe that about a million years ago this area must have been a sea bed.

Soi Sawan Waterfall on Highway 2112 some 30 kilometers from Khong Chiam, is a large waterfall cascading from two sides of steep cliffs about 20 meters high. Resembling a necklace, the falls have a small pond for swimming at the base, and all around there are trees and various kinds of flowers. The falls are particularly impressive between September and February. Above the falls the fields are blanketed with carnivorous flowering plants such as dusita, soi suwanna, and thip kesorn, every year from October to February.

Saengchan Waterfall (Ru Waterfall) is only 1 km from thung Na Muang Waterfall on Highway No. 2112. It is a very beautiful waterfall with a special characteristic of its own-that is the water will fall down through a rock pipe looking like the full moon shining onto the world.Water is abundant from September to February. Around the area, large and small rocks are scattered together with many kinds of trees. Below is a cave very suitable for camping.