The charming city of Ubon Ratchathani in the
north east of Thailand, is gradually gaining a more important
share of Thailand's tourism industry, both with domestic tourists
and with visitors from overseas.
The city, located around 600km from Bangkok, has
invested in a fleet of open air buses that are designed to help
tourists get around the city and discover some of its hidden gems.
The buses operate daily from the popular Thung
Si Muang Park
in the heart of the old town, between 9 am and 4pm and take tourists to 9 different temples
around the city.
The tour takes around 3 hours and is free of
Ubon Ratchathani, which shares the border with
both Laos and Cambodia, has a wealth of tourist attractions
including street markets, traditional food markets, wide
tree-lined boulevards, monuments, waterfalls, national parks, the River Mun,
numerous temples and museums, and is home to the annual candle
It also boasts a rapidly growing number of trendy restaurants,
cafes and bars, along with shopping malls that would not be out of
place in the capital city Bangkok.
But it is really the people of Ubon that make
this wonderful destination shine. They deliver what can only be
described as a genuine and extremely welcoming Thai experience. It
is not unheard of for complete strangers to offer you a lift from
the airport to wherever you are going, and to go out of their way
to make you feel welcome. It is this genuine hospitality and pride
in the city, and themselves, that will have you coming back to Ubon
time and time again.
Numerous airlines operate a number of flights
per day between Ubon and different destinations in Thailand. Fares
on AirAsia from Bangkok, for example, are often below 1,000 Baht
Inside The Outside Inn, Ubon Ratchathani - Thailand.
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