Udon Thani is one of the 4 great north east cities of Thailand popularly known as 'The Big 4 Isar'. It is the capital of Udon Thani Province of Thailand and is located about 560 km from Bangkok.

5 things you need to know about Udon Thani
5 things you need to know about Udon Thani

Udon Thani is one of the 4 great north east cities of Thailand popularly known as 'The Big 4 Isar'. It is the capital of Udon Thani Province of Thailand and is located about 560 km from Bangkok.

The city serves as the gateway to Laos, Northern Vietnam and Southern China and is home to 399,535 people. The list below aims at unveiling the things you may not know about the city.

1. Tourist Attractions - According to Trip Advisor, the most popular tourist attractions in Udon Thani includes; Nong Prajak Public Park, UD Night Market, Chao Pu-Ya Shrine, Sanjao Phuya Chinese Temple, Phu Prabhat Historical Park, Chaloem Phra Kiat Public Park, Udon Saeng Tawan and many more.

2. Bronze Age excavation at Ban Chiang - This archaeological site has gained notoriety as one of the oldest excavation sites and has generated over US$550 towards the betterment of the Udon Thani People. Another popular site in Udon Thani apart from Ban Chiang is the Wat Pa Baan That which was home to Forest Meditation monk Luangta Maha Bua.

3. Climate - Udon Thani City boasts a tropical Savanna Climate that is characterized by warm summers and dry winters. During the months of April through October, the city experiences Monsoon driven showers and the temperatures fall slightly. All in all, the city experiences 365 days of sun and thus is ideal for travel throughout.

4. Shopping - The city of Udon Thani boasts some of the most elaborate shopping malls in Thailand. Among the most popular include; Central Plaza Udon Thani , two Big C Malls, a Makro center and three Tesco-Lotus.

5. The Vietnamese Community - In the 1950's, about 46,700 Vietnamese war refugees immigrated to Udon Thani. To this day, there are still some descendants of the refugees that live in the city and you will be amazed at how they have influenced the popular urban culture through their culinary exploits as well as in festivals.

Udon Thani is one of the most beautiful cities in Thailand. If not for anything else, visit the city for its alluring landscape.

 


by Peter - 4 months ago

Thanks for your tips. I enjoyed reading it. Udon Thani is a big city indeed.

But we find that the public transportation is very lacking.
On our last trip, we rented a car from a company called UD Car Rent in Udon Thani just to make our holiday a little more enjoyable.

The cost was around $30 per day with full insurance plan. Pretty good deal. The service good, we would highly recommend hiring from them if you need to rent a car in udon thani, [link removed]


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