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Ubonratchathani

Ubon Ratchathani located on the bank of the Mun River, is a large city whose history dates back to two centuries ago.


Ubon Ratchathani located on the bank of

the Mun River, is a large city whose history

dates back to two centuries ago. Legend says

Thao Kham Phong, Thao Thit Phrom and Thao

Kam, descendants of Phra Wo and Phra Ta,

escaped from King Siribunsan of Vientiane

into the Siamese Kingdom during the reign

of King Taksin the Great. They later built a new

city at Dong U Phueng, close to the Mun River.

In 1780, King Taksin the Great named the city

“Ubon Ratchathani” and appointed Thao Kham

Phong to be “Phra Pathum Wongsa” as the first

ruler. The city was governed by four rulers until

1882 when it was led by a governor.

Ubon Ratchathani is in the lower region of

Northeastern Thailand, 629 kilometres from

Bangkok. The province features plateaux and

mountain ranges with the Mun River running

through the middle. Sandstone cliffs by the

Mekong River serve as a natural border between

Thailand and Lao PDR.

Ubon Ratchathani covers a total area of

15,744 square kilometres. It can be divided

into 25 districts; namely, Amphoe Mueang

Ubon Ratchathani, Amphoe Khueang Nai,

Amphoe Muang Sam Sip, Amphoe Lao Suea

Kok, Amphoe Don Mot Daeng, Amphoe Tan

Sum, Amphoe Trakan Phuet Phon, Amphoe

Kut Khaopun, Amphoe Khemarat, Amphoe Na

Tan, Amphoe Pho Sai, Amphoe Si Mueang Mai,

Amphoe Khong Chiam, Amphoe Sirindhorn,

Amphoe Phibun Mangsahan, Amphoe Sawang

Wirawong, Amphoe Warin Chamrap, Amphoe

Na Yia, Amphoe Det Udom, Amphoe Buntharik,

Amphoe Na Chaluai, Amphoe Nam Yuen,

Amphoe Nam Khun, Amphoe Thung Si Udom

and Amphoe Samrong.


Ubonratchathani

Thai Term Glossary

Amphoe : District

Ban : Village

Hat : Beach

Khuean : Dam

Maenam : River

Mueang : Town or City

Phrathat : Pagoda, Stupa

Prang : Corn-shaped tower or

sanctuary

SAO : Subdistrict Administrative

Organization

Soi : Alley

Song Thaeo : Pick-up trucks but with a roof

over the back

Talat : Market

Tambon : Subdistrict

Tham : Cave

Tuk-Tuks : Three-wheeled motorized

taxis

Ubosot or Bot : Ordination hall in a temple

Wihan : Image hall in a temple

Wat : Temple

Note: English spelling here given tries to approximate

Thai Pronunciation. Posted signs may be spelled

differently. When seeking help for direction, point

to the Thai spelling given after each place name.

Ubon Ratchathani located on the bank of

the Mun River, is a large city whose history

dates back to two centuries ago. Legend says

Thao Kham Phong, Thao Thit Phrom and Thao

Kam, descendants of Phra Wo and Phra Ta,

escaped from King Siribunsan of Vientiane

into the Siamese Kingdom during the reign

of King Taksin the Great. They later built a new

city at Dong U Phueng, close to the Mun River.

In 1780, King Taksin the Great named the city

“Ubon Ratchathani” and appointed Thao Kham

Phong to be “Phra Pathum Wongsa” as the first

ruler. The city was governed by four rulers until

1882 when it was led by a governor.

Ubon Ratchathani is in the lower region of

Northeastern Thailand, 629 kilometres from

Bangkok. The province features plateaux and

mountain ranges with the Mun River running

through the middle. Sandstone cliffs by the

Mekong River serve as a natural border between

Thailand and Lao PDR.

Ubon Ratchathani covers a total area of

15,744 square kilometres. It can be divided

into 25 districts; namely, Amphoe Mueang

Ubon Ratchathani, Amphoe Khueang Nai,

Amphoe Muang Sam Sip, Amphoe Lao Suea

Kok, Amphoe Don Mot Daeng, Amphoe Tan

Sum, Amphoe Trakan Phuet Phon, Amphoe

Kut Khaopun, Amphoe Khemarat, Amphoe Na

Tan, Amphoe Pho Sai, Amphoe Si Mueang Mai,

Amphoe Khong Chiam, Amphoe Sirindhorn,

Amphoe Phibun Mangsahan, Amphoe Sawang

Wirawong, Amphoe Warin Chamrap, Amphoe

Na Yia, Amphoe Det Udom, Amphoe Buntharik,

Amphoe Na Chaluai, Amphoe Nam Yuen,

Amphoe Nam Khun, Amphoe Thung Si Udom

and Amphoe Samrong.

Distances from Ubon Ratchathani to

Nearby Provinces

Amnat Charoen 75 kilometres

Si Sa Ket 61 kilometres

Yasothon 98 kilometres

Distances from Amphoe Mueang Ubon

Ratchathani to Other Amphoes

Amphoe Khueang Nai 38 kilometres

Amphoe Muang Sam Sip 34 kilometres

Amphoe Lao Suea Kok 27 kilometres

Amphoe Don Mot Daeng 35 kilometres

Amphoe Tan Sum 32 kilometres

Amphoe Trakan Phuet Phon 50 kilometres

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Amphoe Kut Khaopun 76 kilometres

Amphoe Khemarat 108 kilometres

Amphoe Na Tan 93 kilometres

Amphoe Pho Sai 99 kilometres

Amphoe Si Mueang Mai 83 kilometres

Amphoe Khong Chiam 80 kilometres

Amphoe Sirindhorn 80 kilometres

Amphoe Phibun Mangsahan 45 kilometres

Amphoe Sawang Wirawong 23 kilometres

Amphoe Warin Chamrap 2 kilometres

Amphoe Na Yia 35 kilometres

Amphoe Det Udom 45 kilometres

Amphoe Buntharik 87 kilometres

Amphoe Na Chaluai 100 kilometres

Amphoe Nam Yuen 110 kilometres

Amphoe Nam Khun 60 kilometres

Amphoe Thung Si Udom 74 kilometres

Amphoe Samrong 28 kilometres

HOW TO GET THERE

By Car: From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1

(Phahon Yothin Road) to Saraburi, then turn

right into Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road).

Turn right into Highway No. 24 (Chok Chai - Det

Udom Road) passing Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket, to

Ubon Ratchathani. The total distance is about

629 kilometres.

By Bus: From the Northern Bus Terminal

Chatuchak (Kamphaeng Phet II Road) in Bangkok.

There are many bus to Ubon Ratchathani

everyday. For more information contact:

- The Transport Co., Ltd. Tel. 1490, 0 2936

2852-66, Ubon Ratchathani Branch Tel. 0 4531

4299 or www.transport.co.th.

- Nakhon Chai Air Co., Ltd. Tel. 1624 or www.

nca.co.th.

- Siri Ratanaphol Co., Ltd. Tel. 0 2936 0278,

0 2936 2098.

- Sombat Tour Co., Ltd. Tel. 1215, 0 2030 4999

or www.sombattour.com.

Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal is located on

Ubon Ratchathani Outer Ring Road (West)

Amphoe Mueang Ubon Ratchathani, Tel.

0 4531 6085.

The Transport Co., Ltd., also provides an

international public bus service routing Ubon

Ratchathani - Pakse (Lao PDR.), departing from

the Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal operating

twice a day: 9.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. (a passport

or temporary border pass is required for

passengers in order to buy a ticket) For more

information, please contact Tel. 1490, 0 4531

4299.

By Train: A train service is available from the

Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) to

Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station everyday.

For more information, Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334,

0 2220 4261 or www.railway.co.th.

Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station is located

on Sathani Road, Tambon Warin Chamrap,

Amphoe Warin Chamrap, Tel. 0 4532 1004. To

get into the city: take Song Thaeo, metered

taxis, or motortaxis at the front of the Station

for about 4.5 kilometres.

By Air: There are many airlines operating flights

from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani International

Airport, as follows:

- Nok Air Tel. 1318, 0 2900 9955 or

www.nokair.com.

- Thai Air Asia Tel. 0 2515 9999 or

www.airasia.com.

- Thai Lion Air Tel. 0 2529 9999 or

www.lionairthai.com.

- Thai Smile Airways Tel. 1181, 0 2118 8888 or

www.thaismileair.com.

In addition, there are flight services routing

Ubon Ratchathani-Chiang Mai-Ubon Ratchathani.

For further details, please contact Kan Airlines

at Tel. 0 2551 6111.

Ubon Ratchathani International Airport is

located at 297, Thep Yothi Road, Tambon Nai

Mueang, Amphoe Mueang Ubon Ratchathani,

Tel. 0 4524 5612 ext. 2152. To get into the city:

take metered taxis, Samlo, and motortaxis in

front of the Airport for about 3 kilometres.

Local Transportation

A Song Thaeo minibus operates within the city

and vicinity. Visitors can charter Song Thaeo,

Samlo, metered taxis, or motortaxis, which are

available in the main areas; such as, municipal

market and bus terminal to go around the city

and other districts. The service rate depends

on negotiation according to the distances or

charter.

Transportation to Other Provinces

From the Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Bus

Terminal, there are different public buses and

minivans serving to other provinces; for

example, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Si Sa Ket,

Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin),

Phuket, etc.

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