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Udon Thani Attractions

Historical Sites
Phu Phrabat Historical Park
Location : Ban Phue District
Phu Phrabat Historical Park
Phu Phrabat Historical Park
Phu Phrabat Historical Park is located at the foot of Phu Phan Mountain in a thriving forest called Pa Khua Nam. This archeological site features a large number of ancient ruins and objects dating from prehistory over 2,000 - 3,000 years ago. In addition, within the site are many rocks of peculiar shapes which resulted from glacial movement millions of years ago. The site was declared a historical park by the Fine Arts Department in 1991. Archeological evidence found at the site includes Phra Phuttabat Bua Bok, Phra Phuttabat Lang Tao, Phra Phutta Bat Bua Ban, religious buildings modified from rocks, sandstone bai-sema (leaf-shaped stones marking the limits of a Buddhist temple), sandstone images and idols, cave paintings and stone axes.

How to get there: Phu Phrabat Historical Park is 67 kilometers from town. Drive along Highway No. 2 (Udon Thani - Nong Khai), and turn left at Km. 13 onto Highway No. 2021. Head towards Ban Phue district for 42 kilometers, turn right and go continue another 500 meters. Drive straight along Highway No. 2348 for another 12 kilometers and turn right for approximately 2 kilometers before reaching the park.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:30 pm.
Admission : 30 baht
Contact : Tel. 0 4221 9837
Religious Sites
Chao Pu - Chao Ya Chinese Spirit Shrine
Location : Mueang District
This is a beautiful Chinese shrine was built in the traditional multi-colored Chinese style. Around the shrine there is a small garden beside a lotus pond. Two Chinese pavilions stand in the pond, the entrance is guarded by stone lions and carved stone images of the animals of the Chinese calendar and found around the shrine. The golden dragon of 99 meters long, to be used during the Thung Si Mueang annual fair in December.

How to get there: Chao Pu - Chao Ya Chinese Spirit Shrine is located on Nittayo Road behind the train station near Nong Bua Market.
Udon Thani City Pillar Shrine
Location : Mueang District
Udon Thani City Pillar Shrine
Udon Thani City Pillar Shrine
Udon Thani City Pillar Shrine where the city's guardian deity is believed to reside. This place was established in 1959 and renovated in 1999. The place is architecture in Isan style. The compound also houses God Wetsuwan, the provinces protecting God (as depicted in the provincial seal), along with the city pillar which is highly respected by the townspeople.
Wat Matchimawat
Location : Mueang District
Wat Matchimawat was deserted temple, name Wat Non Mak Khaeng. During the reign of King Rama V, Krommaluang Prachaksinlapakhom commanded the construction of a new temple to replace deserted temple which the temple’s name is 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.

How to get there: Wat Matchimawat is located in Mak Khaeng sub-district, Mueang district.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:30 pm.
Wat Pa Ban Tat
Wat Pa Ban Tat
Wat Pa Ban Tat
Location : Mueang District
Wat Pa Ban Tat is the great temple to practice Vipassana meditation and atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. The temple is teeming with trees and small wild animals. It is also home to one of Thailand's most revered monks, Phra Ajahn Maha Bua Yannasampanno, who is a follower of Phra Ajahn Man Phurithatto, the late Buddhist master. Phra Ajahn Maha Bua is amongst the most well known Thai Buddhist monks of the late Twentieth Century, and is regarded by some to be an Arahant.

How to get there: Wat Pa Ban Tat is located in Ban Tat sub-district. To get there, take Highway No. 2 (Udon Thani - Khon Kaen) and make a right turn at Ban Kong Keng and proceed for 9 kilometers.
Wat Phothisomphon
Location : Mueang District
Wat Phothisomphon
Wat Phothisomphon
Wat Phothisomphon was built in the late reign of King Rama V. This is the second temple in city of Udon Thani which the first temple is Wat Matchimawat. Maha Ammat Tri Phraya Sisuriyaratchawaranuwat (Phothi Netiphothi), Lord Lieutenant of the Udon Circle persuaded the villagers of Mak Khaeng to build the temple, which was commonly called "Wat Mai." Later, Phra Chao Worawongthoe Krommaluang Chinnawonsiriwat, the Supreme Patriarch, Wat Ratchabophitsathitmahasimaram, named the temple as "Wat Phothisomphon" to commemorate Phraya Sisuriyaratchawaranuwat, the temple builder. Inside, there is also a museum of revered monks famous for meditation.

How to get there: Wat Phothisomphon is located on Pho Si Road in Mak Khaeng sub-district.
Wat Thipphayaratnimit
Location : Mueang District
Wat Thipphayaratnimit or Wat Pa Ban Chik is ancient temple surrounding with shady and pleasant of forest. Inside the compound is a large pagoda, believed to contain Lord Buddha’s relics. Interestingly, the pagoda is shaped like Thanan, an ancient ceremonial utensil. A portrait of Luang Pu Thira Chitthammo, the present abbot, is displayed alongside Buddhist monks’ basic living utensils in the pavilion. On the fourteenth waxing moon day of the twelfth lunar month, Thot Kathin (robe offering ceremony) and merit making to celebrate the abbot's birthday anniversary are held every year.

Wat Thipphayaratnimit
Wat Thipphayaratnimit
How to get there: Wat Thipphayaratnimit is located on Naresuan Road, Mak Khaeng sub-district, off the main road and into Soi San Chao Mae Thapthim opposite to a vocational school.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Wat Pho Si Nai
Location : Nong Han District
Wat Pho Si Nai is the first site museum in Thailand. It is part of the Ban Chiang National Museum. Inside the museum are exhibition an archeological excavation site, where visitors can see art objects in the layered soil. Most of the objects are earthenware that were buried with burial remains.

How to get there: Wat Pho Si Nai is located in Ban Chiang, Ban Chiang sub-district, Nong Han district.
Opening Hours : Daily 09:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Phra That Don Kaew
Location : Kumphawapi District
Phra That Don Kaew is old the pagoda is no less than 1,500 years old according to a study of Silpakorn University’s archaeologist and the Sema boundary was built in 11 B.E. Evidence found includes the Semi boundaries of Dvaravati Era, one is a sandstone boundary around the pagoda and the other is 500 meters away from the pagoda, and the red sandstone and the bronze Buddha images made by local craftsman.

Phra That Chedi is a square-shaped pagoda, standing on top of two laterite stones. The base of the pagoda is 14 meters wide at all side and 1.25 meters high. There are stairways at the east and the west. The second tier is 10 meters wide at all side and 1.5 meters high. There are stairways at all four sides. The base of this tier is a pathway around the pagoda, for “Pradakshina” (circumambulation.)

The body of the pagoda is made of concrete. The square-shaped base is decorated with lotus statues at all four sides, along with base relief sculptures of Lord Buddha, his disciples and angels all over the base. The Lan Chang-style pagoda has 3 square-shaped diminishing tiers like the Pha That Luang of Vientiane. The sandstone Sema boundaries found differ in shape. Some are thin and square, while some are big and round, especially ones locating beneath the base. Sema boundary on top of base are thick and square and are over 3 meters long. Each Sema has the base in the shape of lotus petals. On top of the base is a pair of elephants paying respect to a lady in nativity posture, standing in the middle of the Sema. Most of the Sema boundaries are decayed and their inscribed letters cannot be read.

Don Kaew is a round island surrounded by moat and Don Kaew is a small island in the middle of Nong Han Kumphawapi Lake, which is the origin of Pao River. The area consists of mostly hills that cannot be used for agriculture. Local people live in the area by the water. In 1928, many people, mostly Lao, come to live in Don Kaew. They also built a temple and called it, “Wat Maha That Chedi.” In 1970, Phra Kru Sangkharuk (Chon), the abbot, with the help of the villagers, renovated the pagoda for its durability.

How to get there: From Udon Thani, take Highway No. 2, Udon Thani - Khon Kaen. At an intersection for Kumphawapi, turn left to enter the district and proceed for 15 kilometers. At Kumphawapi, it takes about 1 kilometer to arrive at Don Kaew.
Phra Phutthabat Bua Ban
Location : Ban Phue District
Phra Phutthabat Bua Ban is an ancient Buddha’s footprint discovered in Phu Phra Bat Historical Park. Moreover there are many pieces of Bai Sema (boundary stones) were excavated here. They were made of sandstone and carved into images of Thewada (male deities) and Apsara (female deities), in a mixture of Dvaravati and Lop Buri styles.

How to get there: Phra Phutthabat Bua Ban is located on the Phu Phan hill, approximately 12 kilometers south of Phu Phra Bat Historical Park.
Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok
Location : Ban Phue District
Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok
Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok
Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok is a Buddha’s footprint located in Phu Phra Bat Historical Park. The footprint is an impression in the rocky ground about 60 centimeters deep, 1.93 meters long and 90 centimeters wide. Believed that the footprint built during 1920 - 1934 and the name “Bua Bok” came from the plant growing around the footprint or the name may originate from the words “Bo Bok,” which mean “not being dry.” Originally, a Mondop structure was built to enshrine the footprint. In 1922, this shrine was replaced with a pagoda called Phra That Chedi. The pagoda where Lord Buddha’s relics are contained is in the shape of an angular lotus similar to Phra That Phanom. A celebration and temple fair to pay homage to Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok is held from the thirteenth waxing moon day to the full moon day of the third lunar month every year.

How to get there: Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok is located in the Phu Phra Bat Historical Park and about 67 kilometers from Udon Thani town. Drive along Highway No. 2 northward towards Nong Khai and turn left at Km.13 to Highway No. 2021. Head for Ban Phue district for 42 kilometers, turn right and go on for 500 meters. Drive straight along Highway No. 2348 for another 12 kilometers and turn right for approximately 2 kilometers before reaching the park.
Phra Phuttabat Lang Tao
Location : Ban Phue District
Phra Phuttabat Lang Tao is a Buddha’s footprint with 25 centimeters deep in the rocky ground and has a lotus image carved in relief in the centre. It is situated on the south of Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok. Since it is behind a stone shelter that looks like a turtle (Tao), the footprint is called “Phra Phuttabat Lang Tao.”
Wat Pa Ban Kho
Location : Ban Phue District
Wat Pa Ban Kho is ideal for practitioners of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings). It has been designated by the Udon Thani Administration Office as the Udon Thani Chaloem Phra Kiat Mind Development Centre. Both Thais and foreigners usually come to practise Dharma here. Moreover there is Phra Maha That Chedi Chaloem Barami Phra Nawamin, a pagoda that contains Lord Buddha’s relics. Inside the pagoda, sculptures depict the history of Lord Buddha, jataka stories, and Buddha images in different attitudes.

How to get there: From town, drive along Highway No. 2 (Udon Thani - Nong Khai), turn left at Km 13 to Highway No. 2021 (Udon Thani - Ban Phue) and go further for 20 kilometers. Then, turn right and take another 3 kilometers towards the temple.
Kham Chanot
Location : Ban Dung District
Kham Chanot
Kham Chanot
Kham Chanod is well worth a visit for who believe that a visit to this temple will bring you prosperity. This area also called Wang Nakhin (Naga Palace) is a place believed and regarded by the locals as a mystical and holy place where the door to the underworld of Naga is located. Kham Chanod is islet forests densely covered with many Chanot tree (taraw palm) surrounded by water. Inside, there is a shrine of Chaopu Sisuttho which a sacred well for worship.

How to get there: Kham Chanot is located in Wat Sirisuttho. Traveling to the place is easy by Udon Thani - Sakon Nakhon route. At Ban Nong Mek, turn left and proceed approximately 84 kilometers to Ban Dung, and another 9 kilometers to Ban Kham Chanot.
Opening Hours : Daily 07:30 am. - 05:30 pm.
Admission : Free Admission
Wat Pa Phu Kon
Location : Na Yung District
Wat Pa Phu Kon
Wat Pa Phu Kon
Wat Pa Phu Kon is one of the best temples to meditation in Udon Thani. On an area of over 3,000 acres are comprise the beauty of Buddhist art and tranquility architecture surrounded with plentifully forest. One of the highlight in Wat Pa Phu Kon is reclining Buddha resides in the Viharn. The reclining Buddha has over 20 meters high which has been carved from Italian Carrara marble. Moreover there is the main Chedi named Prathom Rattanamahaburaphachan is about 25 meters in height and can be reached via a staircase which has about 200 stairs; the Chedi also houses relics of Buddha.

How to get there: Wat Pa Phu Kon is located in Ban Na Kham, Ban Kong sub-district, Na Yung district.
Opening Hours : Daily 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Monument
Krom Luang Prachaksinlapakhom Monument
Location : Mueang District
Krom Luang Prachaksinlapakhom was born in 1856 as a son of King Rama IV (Phrabat Somdet Phra Chomklaochaoyuhua) and the King’s Consort Sangwan (Chao Chom Manda Sangwan), Major General Prince Prachaksinlapakhom (Phon Tri Phra Chao Borommawongthoe Krommaluang Prachaksinlapakhom), as a regent to King Rama V, ruled the Northern Circle (later called the "Udon Circle") during 1893 – 1899. As the founder of Udon town in 1893, he 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 and the ceremony to worship him is held on 18 January every year.
Museums
Ho Chi Minh Educational and Tourism Historical Site
Location : Mueang District
Ho Chi Minh Museum is symbolic of Thailand-Vietnam relationship and it was an important point in the historical map of Ho Chi Minh in foreign lands. Although the fact that the building and all the things in it no longer existed, the founder had a new house built, modeled after the old house of Uncle Ho. It is a simple one-story house with woven bamboo walls, a thatched roof and an earthen tiled ground floor. The inside is partitioned - a common hall in the middle, with desks for meetings, classroom desks, and a kitchen. There are beds, mosquito nets, desks - just like in those days when Uncle Ho was living here. Outside, there are model pig sties, chicken coops, rice barns, and vegetable plots.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Admission : Free of charge
Contact : Tel. 0 4222 3929
Thai-Chinese Cultural Center
Location : Mueang District
Thai-Chinese Cultural Center
Thai-Chinese Cultural Center
Thai-Chinese Cultural Center was established with the objectives of being a centre of conserving art, cultures, way of life and philosophical principle of antecedents of the Thai-Chinese people in Udon Thani. The construction of the centre was started with the foundation stone laying ceremony in August 4ᵗʰ, 2009 and completion in January 6ᵗʰ, 2013. Both ceremonies were graciously presided over by Capt. Dr.Priness Bajrakitiyaha, the Royal Granddaughter. The museum is a Chinese style architecture building with many store carving around the pavilions. There is a small waterfall garden at the end of the pavilion and the lotus pond has fishes of carps in it.
Opening Hours : Daily 09:00 am. - 07:00 pm.
Admission : Free Admission
Contact : Tel. 0 4224 2444
Udon Thani Museum
Location : Mueang District
Udon Thani Museum was estabilshed in Rajinuthit building which was built in King Rama VI. The building architecture is Neo-Palladian style and included a 2-storey brick divided into 6 rooms as follow:
First Floor
1. Public Relations and Services: Introducing the museum building through a model.
2. Natural History and Geology: Presenting the soil and rock formations, sources of water, minerals, and forests as well as other major natural resources and fossils discovered in Udon Thani.
3. History and Archaeology: Exhibiting the historical as well as archaeological background of Udon Thani.
4. Anthropology and Ethnology: Exhibiting the ways of life of the people of Udon Thani since former times until the present.
5. Provincial History and Urban Development by Major General Prince Prachaksinlapakhom: Presenting old photographs as well as paintings of Major General Prince Prachaksinlapakhom, who had the city of Udon Thani founded at Ban Duea Kak Khaeng.
6. Contemporary Arts and Culture: Exhibiting the arts and culture of Udon Thani.

Second Floor
1. Biography of Major General Prince Prachaksinlapakhom: Exhibiting the monument as well as photographs, bio-data and works of Major General Prince Prachaksinlapakhom.
2. The “Thongyai” family: Presenting old photographs of famous persons in the “Thongyai” family.
3. Old Photographs of Their Majesties the King and Queen: as well as other royal family members on their visits to Udon Thani from past till present.
4. Revered Monks of Udon Thani (2 rooms): Exhibiting biographical backgrounds of Phra Achan Luangta Maha Bua Yannasmpanno.
5. Ban Chiang and Phu Phrabat Civilisations: Exhibiting oil paintings of ancient daily lives at Ban Chiang and Phu Phrabat.
Opening Hours : Mon - Fri 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
  Sat - Sun 08:00 am. - 04:00 pm.
Admission : Free Admission
Contact : Tel. 0 4224 5976
Ban Chiang National Museum
Location : Nong Han District
Ban Chiang National Museum
Ban Chiang National Museum
Ban Chiang National Museum has been on UNESCO World heritage list since 1992. The discovery of the site was in 1966. Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in South-East Asia. The museum shows an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution, with some of the earliest evidence of wet-rice agriculture and domestication of cattle, pigs and chickens in the region as well as early examples of the manufacture and use of metals. Many of these artifacts and the stories behind them are on display at Ban Chiang National Museum.

Baan Chiang Museum is divided into 2 sections.

The first section is located on the right of the entrance, in the area of Wat Po Sri. It is an opened museum with permanent exhibition that shows the process of excavating the ancient remains under the earth. Most of the earthenwares were buried with the corpse.

The second section is located on the left side of the entrance. It is a building that shows the story and culture of Baan Chiang before the historic time including the equipments and utensils that show the technology during that time. The Baan Chiang Exhibition used to be exhibited in the USA. In this section, there is also a knowledge center and seminar room for the visitors to gain knowledge.

How to get there: Ban Chiang National Museum is about 56 kilometers from Mueang District. Take Highway No. 22 to Km. 50 and turn left onto Highway No. 2225, where a road sign indicates the way to Ban Chiang 6 kilometers further down the road.
Opening Hours : Daily 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Admission : 150 Baht for foreigners and 30 Baht for Thai citizen
Contact : Tel. 0 4223 5040-1
Public Park
Nong Prachaksinlapakhom Public Park
Location : Mueang District
Nong Prachaksinlapakhom Public Park
Nong Prachaksinlapakhom Public Park
Nong Prachaksinlapakhom Public Park is including with a giant pond surrounded with shade of tree so it is a great place to relaxing and for people who'd love to go on a run or cycle around. This giant pond has existed before the establishment of Udon Thani town was called “Nong Na Klue” (pond of salty water) and later changed to "Nong Prachak" to honor of Major General HRH Prince Prachaksinlapakhom, the founder of Udon Thani town. 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.

How to get there: Nong Prachaksinlapakhom Public Park is located on Phoniyom Rd., Ban Lueam, Mueang Udon Thani district.
Opening Hours : Daily 05:00 am. - 08:00 pm.
Admission : Free Admission
National Park
Na Yung - Nam Som National Park
Location : Na Yung District
Na Yung - Nam Som National Park is covering an area of Loei, Nongkhai and Udon Thani with total area about 402.14 square kilometers. Geography of this place is slope complex mountainous which the highest peak is Phu Ya U about 588 meters above sea level. Forest condition is deciduous dipterocarp forest, distribute along foothills and hill range. The climate comprise summer season is during March to May and rainy season is during June to October.

How to get there: From Udonthani follow to Highway Udonthani-Nongkhai about 15 kilometers then turn left to Nam Som district, 12 kilometers before to Nam Som turn right to Na Yung district about 15 kilometers, then turn right at the signboard of Na Yung-Nam Som, 2 kilometers to headquarters.
Natural Attractions
Huai Luang Reservoir
Location : Mueang District
Huai Luang Reservoir was built for agricultural, fishery and waterworks under the responsibility of the Royal Irrigation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives. With an area of 20,000 rai of land included beautiful scenery of reservoir offers for those nature lovers wishing to relaxing. Activities for tourists include rafting, fishing, and canoeing.

How to get there: This reservoir is located on the Udon Thani-Nong Bua Lam Phu Highway. Approximately at the km. 15 marker, get onto the road which leads directly to the reservoir and proceed for approximately 10 kilometers.  
Udon Sunshine Orchid Garden
Location : Mueang District
Udon Sunshine Orchid Garden
Udon Sunshine Orchid Garden
Udon Sunshine Orchid Garden is popular place for Thai people and foreigner located not far from Udon Thani city. You will feel relaxing with Vanda hybrid which is fragrant especially during the early morning hours and about 2 pm., and it is the first orchid in the world to be made into a perfume. This place is a nursery of a new fragrant Thai orchid species from crossbreeding 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.

How to get there: Udon Sunshine Orchid Garden is located at 127 Moo 5, Soi Kamon Watthanaon Udon Thani-Nong Samrong route (Highway No. 204). From town, drive along Highway No. 2 (Udon Thani - Nong Khai) for 5 kilometers and turn left to Highway No. 2024. The signpost to the farm is on your left.
Tham Sing
Location : Kut Chap District
Tham Sing or Sing Cave is house groups of pre-historical paintings which date back to 2,300 years ago. Scenes in paintings include animals and geometric designs. The interesting places in Tham Sing follow are;

Tham Ruesi: This hermit cave features a boulder of 2.20 meters high with an entrance in the shape of a shelter of overlapping rock formations.

Tham Khok Ma: This stable cave is a shelter of overlapping rock formations with a hole that a person can walk through.

Lan Thap Khwai: This is a broad ground with a roof-shaped rock formation and surrounding wild plants. Lan Thap Khwai literally means a cattle rest ground. In the old days, villagers brought their cattle to feed and took shelter here for a lunch break.

How to get there: Tham Sing is 45 kilometers away from Udon Thani town. Take Highway No. 2263 (Udon Thani - Kut Chap). Pass Ban Nong Khong, Ban Nong Charoen, and Ban Nong Mek. Turn left at the T-junction of Wat Charoen Sattha Samakkhi to the Phu Lon Sangha abode. Go further for around 3 kilometers to the foot of Mount Phu Phan and walk another 3 kilometers to the cave.
Namtok Than Ngam Forest Park
Location : Nong Saeng District
Namtok Than Ngam Forest Park was declared as a forest park on 19 December 1984 covering an area of 78,125 Rai. This forest park is mixed deciduous forest with the major species are Ta Baek, Pradu, Daeng, Makha Nong, Chingchan and Krabok. The interesting place in this forest park is:

Than Ngam Waterfall is a medium-sized waterfall situated in Than Ngam Waterfall Forest Park. The waterfall is perfect for swimming and relaxation.

Lae is stone ground covers a large area with a scattering of overlapping giant rocks, and overlooks a scenic view.

How to get there: Traveling to Namtok Than Ngam Forest Park can be done via Udon Thani - Nong Bua Lam Phu or Udon Thani - Khon Kaen route.

First route, travel along the highway for approximately 45 kilometers, turn left to Nong Saeng District and proceed for another 5 kilometers.

Second route, travel along the highway for approximately 55 kilometers, turn right to Nong Saeng District and proceed for another 25 kilometers. Phu Foi Lom
Phu Foi Lom
Phu Foi Lom
Location : Nong Saeng District
Phu Foi Lom is located on the Phu Phan Noi Mountain with the height of 60 meters above sea level. The name of Phu Foi Lom derives from a species of lichen which was found on the branches of big trees. But at present, it become extinct due to the deforestation and it has been set up as ecotourism for nature conservation. As the park contains diverse ecological systems, tourists can enjoy trekking along its many trails. It is considered one of the best nature study centers in the Northeast: there are demonstration beds of plants, a Garden of Wild Plants in Celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 60th Birthday Anniversary and a viewpoint overlooking Udon Thani town. Accommodation and camping sites are available for an overnight stay.

How to get there: Phu Foi Lom is located approximately 35 kilometers from Udon Thani town. Take the Udon Thani - Loei route, turning at the Km. 9 marker toward Ban Lao and proceed for another 48 kilometers.
A Lake of Pink Water Lilies
Location : Kumphawapi District
A Lake of Pink Water Lilies
A Lake of Pink Water Lilies
This is a beautiful large lake with over millions of red lotus. Especially during December to February is the most beautiful to see lotus blooming fully in the lake and the best time to visit is 06:00 am. - 10:00 am. Visitor can go to the lake by boat service which the service is available at Wat Ban Diam, Moo 5, Chiang Wae sub-district.

Nong Han is a natural source of water covering an area of more than 22,500 rai. This lake is rich in various species of fish, birds, and aquatic plants. Its unique ecosystems are of interest to academics both Thais and foreigners who have come to continuously conduct research and study.
Contact : Tel. 0 4223 6022, 0 4285 1933
Kaeng Hin Hom
Location : Wang Sam Mo District
Kaeng Hin Hom is large split-level rapids located approximately 100 meters from Kaeng Mon Noi. The interesting point is when there is a lot of downpour will occur the resonant roar is heard in the distance.
Administered by : Wang Sam Mo Forest Park
Kaeng Mon Noi
Location : Wang Sam Mo District
Kaeng Mon Noi is located approximately 800 meters from Wang Yai. To reach these rapids, by walking along Lam Phan Chat creek you will see cascades against boulders which were eroded by water form beautiful waterfalls at certain points along their course.
Administered by : Wang Sam Mo Forest Park
Wang Sam Mo Forest Park
Location : Wang Sam Mo District
Wang Sam Mo Forest Park was declared as a forest park on 19 January, 1984, covering an area of around 18,750 rai. It is located in Pa Bayao - Pa Hua Na Kham - Pa Nong Kung Thap Ma - Pa Na Yung - Pa Nong Ya Sai National Forest Reserve. Most of the area is a plain being covered with Pa Daeng or Deciduous Dipterocarp Forest, Yang, and Ta khian thong. The interesting places included Wang Yai, Kaeng Mon Noi and Kaeng Hin Hom. More ponds and rapids, such as Kaeng Khan, Wang Kaeng Kham, Wang Mak Lam, etc. can be admired in the park.

How to get there: From Udon Thani town, take the Kumphawapi - Si That - Wang Sam Mo route (Highway No. 2023). Turn left to Highway No. 227 and drive on to Nong Kung Thap Ma sub-district. Follow the lane of the main road towards the park for 9 kilometers. The park is 20 kilometers away from Wang Sam Mo district. The total distance from Udon Thani town is 120 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily 08:30 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4222 1725
Wang Yai
Location : Wang Sam Mo District
Wang Yai is a large pond located in Wang Sam Mo Forest Park. Lam Phan Chat creek flow into this pond all year round making it a cool atmosphere suitable for recreation. Traveler can enjoy with whitewater rafting, paddling and fishing.
Administered by : Wang Sam Mo Forest Park
Pha Daeng Viewpoint
Location : Na Yung District
Pha Daeng Viewpoint is located about 1.5 kilometers from headquarter of Na Yung - Nam Som National Park. Fallow the Namtok Yung Thong sand stone slope cliff nature trail can see large beautiful scenery down. Next to Pha Daeng there is the small cave, it was meditation place of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera.

Administered by : Na Yung - Nam Som National Park
Yung Thong Waterfall
Yung Thong Waterfall
Yung Thong Waterfall
Location : Warin Chamrap District
Yung Thong Waterfall is located about 500 meters from headquarter of Na Yung - Nam Som National Park. It is a three-layer waterfall surrounded with the shade of trees. Very beautiful in rainy season, flow from height slope cliff about 25 meters.
Administered by : Na Yung - Nam Som National Park
Zoos & Amusement Parks
Playport Udon Thani
Location : Mueang District
Playport Udon Thani
Playport Udon Thani
Playport Udon Thani is the first saltwater water park in Northeast of Thailand. Playport have multiple water attractions such as Play Splash, Play Paradise, Play Spa, Water Land and Play Beach. As well Playport is surrounded by extensive vegetation to create shadows and spaces designed for Pic-Nic, to make your visit more enjoyable. Moreover there are many multiple food shops exist selling Thai food and Western Food. There also some surrounding games for winning prices, some music, and certain times of the day a mini cabaret show.
Opening Hours : Daily 10:30 am. - 08:00 pm.
Admission : 99 Baht
Contact : Tel. 0 4211 0432
Usotel Waterland
Location : Mueang District
Usotel Waterland is a pretty small water park great place fun for kids with family. Visitor will have fun with the many water slides and various swimming pools and water flows. Usotel Waterland included 3 zones follow are; Lazy River, Kid Pool and Adventure Zone.
Opening Hours : Daily 10:30 am. - 08:00 pm.
Admission : 250 Baht for adult and 150 Baht for child
Contact : Tel. 0 4220 2222