Udon Thani Thailand Travel Guide

Udon Thani Thailand
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Udon Thani Thailand Travel Guide

Udon Thani Thailand is an important regional hub that connects northeastern Thailand with the rest of the country as well as neighbouring Laos. Once a far-flung, sleepy provincial town, Udon Thani sprang into action when the Thai and US governments built a joint-force military base there during the Vietnam War, bringing a large influx of GIs and Vietnamese immigrants to the city, thus creating a multi-culturally diverse base which lasts until today.

Besides its military past, Udon Thani Thailand is home to one of the world’s earliest bronze-age civilizations, at Ban Chiang. Archaeological evidence – earthenware pottery and bronze fragments – unearthed here suggest that the prehistoric settlements existed between 2100BC and 200AD.

Other ancient structures and artifacts are also found inside Phu Phra Baht Historical Park. Here, rising amidst a vast sandstone mountain are peculiar rock formations, as well as dinosaur foot prints, cave paintings and Buddhist structures. Udon is approximately 560km from Bangkok.

The urban centre, Udon City, is home to a large concentration of expats, some of whom settled down here after the war. Udon Thani Thailands dining and nightlife scene is culturally diverse and offers good choices.

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Phu Phra Baht Historical Park

Phu Phra Baht Historical Park

Phu Phra Baht Historical Park with sandstone caves, caverns, prehistoric cave paintings and  rocks dotting its beautiful landscape. Situated in Ban Phue District, this archeological site features a large number of ancient ruins and objects dating from prehistory. The site is located in a lush forest called Pa Khua Nam.  Many of the ruins and objects found in the area were made from the materials found locally, and were not built entirely by hand – for instance, a rock decorated as a stupa, or chiseled into the shape of a foot. Pre-historic cave paintings, sandstone images and idols, and more are interesting sights to behold. The site was declared a historical park by the Fine Arts Department in 1991. Phu Phra Baht Historical Park is 67km from the city.

Ban Chiang

Ban Chiang

Ban Chiang where prehistoric settlements and earthenware pottery dating between 2100BC and 200AD were discovered. Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in South-East Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution. The site presents the earliest evidence of farming in the region and of the manufacture and use of metals. Ban Chiang is 55km from the city

Phu Foi Lom Eco Park

Phu Foi Lom Eco Park

Phu Foi Lom Eco Park  is ideal for hiking. Phu Foi Lom  is a plateau that sits 600 meters above sea level, and it is a part of Pan Don Pa ko National Reserve Park. Phu Foi Lom is officially established as an eco-tourist attraction, in the park you can find unique plants and flowers. Phu Foi Lom Eco Park is 40km southwest of the city.

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