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East of Si Saket, the sprawling provincial capital of UBON RATCHATHANI (almost always referred to simply as Ubon – not to be confused with Udon, aka Udon Thani, to the north) holds little in the way of attractions beyond a couple of wats and a decent museum. Still, it’s more sedate than many northeastern cities, with plenty of opportunities for getting to grips with Isaan culture. The best bet is to visit at festival time, but Ubon also makes a handy base for trips east to Khong Chiam beside the Mekong River and the Lao border market at Chong Mek, or southwest to the Khmer ruins of Khao Phra Viharn, astride the Cambodian border, when they are open.

Best time to visit

Ubon Ratchathani has a tropical humid and dry climate. The winter (November to March) is dry and very hot. Temperatures rise until April, the hottest month of the year. The monsoon season is from late April to October, with heavy rains and cooler temperatures during the day.

The best time to come to Ubon Ratchathani is from November to March. April and October are also pleasant but with more rains. August and September are the least suitable months to come to Ubon Ratchathani.

Check the below table for the general idea of Ubon Ratchathani weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.6 23.8 16.9
Feb 34.2 26.7 19.8
Mar 35.8 28.6 22
Apr 36.5 29.8 23.5
May 35.1 29.2 24.1
Jun 34.2 28.8 24.6
Jul 32.9 28.1 24.1
Aug 32.4 27.8 24.1
Sep 32.2 27.5 23.7
Oct 32.4 27.1 22.6
Nov 32.6 26.3 20.9
Dec 31.6 24.5 18.3

Ubon Ratchathani’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Ubon Ratchathani possesses a lot of tourist attractions such as sandy beaches, prehistoric cave paintings, 3,000 natural sandstone cliffs and burrows, and even a glow-in-the-dark temple. This place remains unexplored, so becomes an ideal place for people who are looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination. There is an airport in this province, making it a perfect destination to fly to for a few days.

Here are top things to do in Ubon Ratchathani:

1. Visit Phu Prao Temple

Wat Sirindhorn Wanaram Phu Prao or simply Wat Phu Prao is a beautiful temple during day and night time. Most visitors coming here will be impressed by its luminous Tree of Life meticulously carved on the back gate of its chapel. The best time to see the tree is from 6 pm to 8 pm when the tree illuminates.

2. Visit Pha Taem National Park

Located right along the Mekong River and the Thai-Laos border, Pha Tam National Park is a peaceful place, and home to renowned red ancient cave paintings and many beautiful waterfalls such as Soi Sawan Waterfall and Sang Chan Waterfall. The renowned red ancient cave paintings are made of quartz and hematite, dating back to more than 3 millennia ago. The park also has bungalows and tents for rent, therefore, you can come to stay overnight here for recharging.

3. Enjoy the simple and cozy life in Khemarat

Khemarat is the northernmost district of Ubon Ratchathani Province, where you can stay for a few nights to enjoy the peaceful life here. You can either stroll along the rustic wooden houses or join the local people on walking street, get the cheap but scrumptious food here.

4. Visit Sam Phan Bok rock reef

This place is home to countless holes with all shapes and sizes from star, heart, to even Mickey Mouse. These holes scatter more than 5 kilometers along the Mekong River banks, therefore, the best time to see them is during the dry season (October-May). It is reachable by private car or local boat.

5. Catch the sunset at Had Hong Sand Dunes

These sand dunes are desert-like sand dunes next to the Mekong River. It only appears during the dry season from January to May. The best time to visit these sand dunes is during the sunset. It is about a 2-hour drive from Ubon Ratchathani.

Budget options

Eco Inn Lite Ubon Ratchathani 

Add: 152 Srinarong Road, Nai Muang, Muang, Ubon Ratchathani, 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Eco Inn Lite Ubon Ratchathani provides accommodation in Ubon Ratchathani. With free WiFi, this 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Free private parking is available and the hotel also offers free use of bicycles for guests who want to explore the surrounding area.

At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe. All guest rooms at Eco Inn Lite Ubon Ratchathani feature air conditioning and a desk.

Srisomthai Hotel 

Add: 490 Suriyart Rd., Amphur Muang, Ubon Ratchathani, 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Located in the heart of Ubon Ratchathani, Srisomthai Hotel offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning. It features on-site parking facilities and free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the hotel.

Srisomthai Hotel is located 1 km away from Robinson Ubon Ratchathani Shopping Mall and 2 km away from Ubon Ratchathani Airport.

Simply furnished rooms are equipped with a cable TV, a fridge and a wardrobe. En suite bathrooms come with hot and cold shower facilities.

Local restaurants and convenient stores are accessible within 5 minutes' walk.

Mid-range options

Pen Ta Hug Hotel 

Add: 13 Soi Sukha Uppatham 9, Muang Ubon, Ubon Ratchathani , 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

A 10-minute drive from Wat Nong Bua and Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal, Pen Ta Hug Hotel offers stylish accommodation with a balcony. This property provides free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Hotel Pen Ta Hug is a 15-minute drive from Nikornthani Market Walking Street and Ubon Ratchathani International Airport.

Tastefully decorated, modern rooms have vibrant wall colours and unique wall paintings. Each is fitted with a TV, minibar and cosy sofa seating area. Shower facilities are available in the en suite bathroom.

Guests can sample a variety of fusion dishes at the on-site restaurant.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and provides meeting facilities suitable for business and social gatherings. Staff at the tour desk can assist with sightseeing and travel bookings.

V Hotel Ubon Ratchathani 

Add: 63 Cheangsanit Rd., 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand 

Set in Ubon Ratchathani, V Hotel Ubon Ratchathani offers 3-star accommodation with private balconies. With a garden, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hotel, rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. At V Hotel Ubon Ratchathani every room has a desk and a flat-screen TV.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

V Hotel Ubon Ratchathani offers a terrace.

Languages spoken at the reception include Thai and English.

Rapeepan Ville Hotel 

Add: 9 Sukha Uppatham Soi 11, Sukha Uppatham Road, Nai Mueang, Mueang, 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Located in a convenient area of Ubon Ratchathani, Rapeepan Ville Hotel is just a 5-minute walk to a mini mart and supermarket. CentralPlaza Ubonratchathani is a 10-minute drive from the property. Ubon Ratchathani International Airpor is a 15-minute drive away.

At Rapeepan Ville Hotel, contemporary Thai dishes are served in both guests' room and at the outdoor dining area. This non-smoking hotel offers free WiFi, free parking and air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony. The rooms feature modern Thai interiors and offer plenty of natural light. Each is fitted with a cable TV and minibar. Shower facilities, toiletries and a hairdryer are in the private bathroom.

The hotel provides luggage storage facilities and can arrange for airport shuttle services at the 24-hour front desk.

Laundry and dry cleaning services are also available upon request.

168 Studio Hotel Ubon ratchathani 

Add: 1 Soi Chaengsanit 3, Chaengsanit Rd, Naimuang, Muang, 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

168 Studio Hotel Ubon ratchathani provides air-conditioned rooms in Ubon Ratchathani. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

The shared bathroom is equipped with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. At the hotel each room includes a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

168 Studio Hotel Ubon ratchathani offers a buffet or Asian breakfast.

Deluxe options

Moon Fox CaféInn Art & Gallery 

Add: 8-12, Soi Chaeng Sanit 3, Chaeng Sanit Road , 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand 

Set in Ubon Ratchathani, Moon Fox CaféInn Art & Gallery offers 4-star accommodation with private balconies. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has garden views, and guests can enjoy access to a garden and to a terrace. There is a restaurant serving international cuisine, and free private parking is available.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. At the hotel the rooms come with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

The Bliss Ubon 

Add: 9 Soi Sukha-Uppatham 19, Sukha-uppatham road., Nai Mueang, Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani, 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Featuring free WiFi, The Bliss Ubon offers 4-storey accommodation with a fitness centres in Ubon Ratchathani. The on-site restaurant serves healthy meals cooked with organic vegetables and no MSG added. Homemade bakery can also be found there. Free private parking is available.

Each room has a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area guests' convenience. Guests will find a kettle in the room. All rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For comfort, guests will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Sunee Grand Hotel and Convention Center 

Add: 512/8 Chayangkul Road. Nai-Muang District. Muang District, Ubon Ratchathani, 34000 Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Boasting a fitness centre and an on-site dining, Sunee Grand Hotel and Convention Center is situated in Ubon Ratchathani. With free WiFi throughout the property, the hotel offers free airport shuttle service and a 24-hour front desk.
At the hotel, rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a desk and a private bathroom. Certain units come with a bathtub.
Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, massage treatments, sauna room and meeting facilities.

An Asian breakfast is available daily at the property.

If you love to eat Ubon Ratchathani might be the place for you. You can find all the traditional Thailand food as well as the unique taste of Isarn. The flavors come in tangy, sour, bitter, sweet and of course spicy, but never bland. Selection of eateries range from established formal air-con restaurants suitable for royalty to fast food street vendors. Most of the markets have cooked take home food as well as places to sit down and eat.

Rung Roj

An Ubon institution serving excellent food, using family recipes and only fresh ingredients. Many people swear by the ox-tongue stew. From the outside it looks more like a well-to-do house than a restaurant, and inside it has 1950s and '60s classic rock-and-roll music and decor to match.

Add: Th Nakhonban

Hours: 10am-8.30pm Mon-Sat

Price: mains 60-140B

Uthayan Boon Niyon

Run by Ratchathani Asoke, the local branch of a non-mainstream Buddhist sect preaching a curious mix of asceticism and right-wing politics, this restaurant has an impressive vegetarian buffet under a giant roof. Most of the food is grown organically just outside the city.

Add: Th Srinarong

Hours: 6am-2pm Tue-Sun

Price: per plate 10-20B

14 Cafe

Classy through and through, 14 Cafe is a funky garden restaurant that's good for a special night out. The large menu has quite a bit of seafood and features some uncommon dishes such as salmon lâhp. You can dine on the water-and-plant-filled wooden deck or in the air-con dining room.

Add: Th Phichitrangsan

Hours: 6pm-midnight

Price: mains 150-350B


A steady stream of old-timers linger over congee (rice porridge), tea and newspapers at this classic breakfast spot. Although it’s less popular during the rest of the day, the menu has all your Thai favourites so it makes a nice lunch spot too.

Add: 307-317 Th Keuan Thani

Hours: 6am-2.30pm

Price: mains 30-200B

Sam Chai Cafe

Not really a cafe, this bustling breakfast stop serves kôw đôm (rice soup), gŏo·ay đĕe·o (noodle soup), kài gà·tá (pan egg with sausage) and traditional Thai coffee. The service is lightning-fast, and it's a great local experience. No English sign, but there's a clear, well-translated English menu.

Add: Th Phadaeng

Hours: 5.30am-1.30pm

Price: mains 35-70B, coffee 15B


Mu kratha (หมูกระทะ) or 'pork pan' is very popular in Thailand. It's a combination of Korean barbeque and Chinese hotpot where you cook your own food on a table-top barbeque (pork on the hot plate, veggies in the broth). The small set at this buzzing outdoor restaurant is enough for one or two people. No English sign.

Add: Th Saphasit

Hours: 3.30-11pm

Price: small/large 89/119B

Porntip Gai Yang Wat Jaeng

It looks like a tornado has whipped through this no-frills spot, but the chefs cook up a storm of their own. This is considered by many to be Ubon's premier purveyor of gài yâhng (grilled chicken), sôm·đam (spicy green-papaya salad), sausages and other classic Isan foods. Eat in the fan-cooled shack out front, or with air-con out back.

Add: Th Saphasit

Hours: 8am-6pm

Price: mains 40-130B

Outside Inn

This guesthouse restaurant sets itself apart with good Mexican meals (way above average for Thailand), but the Thai food is delicious, too. The menu also features sandwiches and a full roster of cocktails.

Add: 11 Th Suriyat

Hours: 11am-2.30pm & 5-9pm

Price: mains 50-225B


Peppers, popular with both fa·ràng (Westerners) and Thai, features a broad international menu with everything from nachos to schnitzel to pizza to đôm yam gûng and all-day breakfast. The bakery offerings, its real speciality, are downright delicious. There are also wines and international beers.

Add: 297/2-3 Th Upalisan

Hours: 10am-8pm

Price: mains 100-250B

Night Market

Though it's smaller than you'd expect, Ubon's city-centre night market makes an excellent dining destination, especially when paired with the weekend Walking Street Market. Vendors sell Thai, Isan and Vietnamese food.

Add: Th Kheuan Thani

Hours: 4.30-11pm

Get in

By air

Ubon airport is only a three-kilometer from Thung Si Muang Park. You can fly from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani on Nok Air, Thai Smile, Air Asia, Thai Lion Air, and Thai Airways. It is also reachable from Chiang Mai on Kan Air.

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By Train

From Hualamphong station in Bangkok, you can take express trains to Ubon Ratchathani. Ubon’s train station is located across the river in Warin Chamrap, where you can take taxis, tuk-tuks, and songthaews to the city center. Train ticket starts from 95 baht for a hard third-class seat, increasing to 220 baht for a second-class soft seat and 1,080 baht for a first-class air-con sleeper.

By bus

Ubon bus terminal is located on Highway 231 in the city’s far northwestern corner. From here, you can take a taxi, tuk-tuk, or songthaews to the city center. The city is reachable by bus from many other places such as Bangkok (Morchit), Phibun Mangsahan, Khong Chiam, Chong Mek (Laos border crossing), Pakse in Laos, Sisaket, Khorat, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai…

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Get around

A bus/songthaew network with 13 fixed routes operates around the city. Most routes are numbered and colour-coded. Look for trucks with big numbers on the front. Many of the songthaews are also painted in the same color as their route is colored on the map. You can pick up a map at the Ubon TAT office. The cost remains 10 baht.


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In a new move to attract travelers during peak season, Thailand is doing away with the requirement of needing vaccination certificates or Covid-19 negative results in the case of unvaccinated passengers. Additionally, those infected with Covid-19, but have mild symptoms don’t need to isolate from next month. The same applies to those who test positive but display no symptoms.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced these changes on Thursday after the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) had a meeting on Wednesday.

Instead of isolating those who have contracted the disease would be required to wear a mask, socially distance themselves from others and wash their hands frequently for the first five days. They also need to stay away from those who are immunocompromised and vulnerable.

Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, informed that since the present Covid-19 mutation doesn’t cause serious symptoms in most people, disease control measures can be relaxed.

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