Udon Thani Travel Guide :
| Located in the heart of Khorat Plateau, Udon Thani Province is an ancient pre-historical province famous for its archaeological marvels. Udon Thani was a strategically important location during the Vietnam War. It served as an American airbase. Apart from its prehistoric sites, Udon Thani is known for beautiful Phu Phan mountain ranges, dense forests and fertile rice fields. More...
Ban Chiang National Museum :
Ban Chiang National Museum, also known as Ban Chiang Archaeological Site, is located in Nong Han district of Udon Thani Province. The site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1992.
The museum has two parts to it. The first part is for antiques. Here you find anything associated with the ancient culture of Ban Chiang. You can see ancient tools, household items, artifacts, and pottery items, many of which are over 4,000 years old. All artifacts are showcased very beautifully so that visitors can get as much information as possible about the ancient culture.
The second part of the museum is an open-air one and it is in the compound of Wat Po Si Nai. Here you can see the archaeological excavation sites and these sites will give you an idea how the artifacts were buried with the dead. More...
Wat Pa Ban Tat :
Udon Thani has many beautiful temples but none as Wat Pa Ban Tat. The temple is truly worth visiting for its beautiful and serene ambiance. It is spread over an area of nearly 65 acres and has a beautiful forest within its compound. The forest is home to great number of animals and birds like pheasants, red jungle fowls, squirrels, tree shrews, wild boar.
Wat Pa Ban Tat is truly an anomaly for its surroundings. However, it is these surroundings that give it its uniqueness. The temple is home to one of the most revered Buddhist monks of Thailand, Phra Achan Maha Bua Yannasampanno. The venerated monk, now in his 90s, earned a lot of respect and fame world over when he managed to collect over 10,000 kilograms of gold to help Thailand tide over the economic crisis in 1997. More....