Udon Thani Travel Guide, Udon Thani Travel Information, Udon Thani Thailand

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Udon Thani Travel Guide
Phu Phrabat Historical Park
Phu Phrabat Historical Park
Udon Thani, a northeastern province covering an area of 11,730 square kilometers, is a prime business center of I-San. Located 564 kilometers from Bangkok, it the world heritage site for the prehistoric culture of Ban Chiang.

Udon Thani is probably best known for its archaeological wonders, paramount among them the hamlet of Ban Chiang where the world's first Bronze Age civilization is believed to have flourished more than 5,000 years ago.

Udon Thani borders Nong Khai to the north, Khon Kaen to the south, Sakon Nakhon to the east and Nongbualamphu and Loei to the west. The province is located on a plateau which is approximately 187 metres above sea level. Most of its areas are covered with rice fields, forests and hills, with the Phu Pan mountain ranges and the Songkhram River are the provinces 2 main natural resources.

The locals are mainly engaged in agricultural activities, with particular rising in wholesale and retail trading activities. That is why Udon Thani is an agricultural market hub or neighboring provinces.

Udon Thani's provincial seal depicts God Wetsuwan, King of the giants and keeper of the Northern Heavenly Gate.
North : Nong Khai
East : Sakhon Nakhon
South : Khon Kaen and Kalasin
West : Loei and Nong Bua Lam Phu
Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Kut Chap 24 km. Ku Kaeo 61 km.
Nong Han 35 km. Chai Wan 62 km.
Nong Saeng 35 km. Thung Fon 65 km.
Prachaksinlapakhom 36 km. Sang Khom 68 km.
Nong Wua So 39 km. Si That 72 km.
Kumphawapi 43 km. Ban Dung 84 km.
Phen 43 km. Wang Sam Mo 96 km.
Phibun Rak 50 km. Nam Som 110 km.
Non Sa-at 53 km. Na Yung 129 km.
Ban Phue 55 km.    
Festivals & Events
Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok Worship Fair
Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok Worship Fair
Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok Worship Fair
When: March
Where: Wat Phra Phutthabat Bua Bok
This annual fair is held during the13th – 15th waxing moon days of the 3rd lunar month with booths of goods and local products for sale.
Thung Si Mueang Udon Thani and Mi-khit Cloth Fair
When: December
Where: Thung Si Mueang
This annual fair is held around December. There are booths of goods and local products, such as silk cloth, Khit-pattern woven cloth, hand – woven cloth, Mi-Khit cloth, and a golden dragon show from the Chaopu – Chaoya Chinese Spirit Shrine.