Udon Thani refers to a city located in Isan which also doubles up as the capital of the Province of Udon Thani. The town lies on the plain of the Manam Luang River which is a tributary of the Mekong. The town of Udon Thani is a major communications and commercial centre. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Udon Thani include Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiangmai, Nonthaburi, Bangkok and Samut Prakan.
There is just no shortage of attractions in and around the city of Udon Thani. One such attraction is the nearby village of Ban Chiang. It is home to a number of attractions of archeological interest. As from the year 1967, the village has played host to hordes of archeologists from the globe. The village is just less than an hour’s drive from the city of Udon Thani. To get to this attraction, you need to rent a car in Udon Thani.
The other popular attraction is the National Museum also found in the nearby town of Ban Chiang. It features a numerous collection of reconstructed and restored pots which are showcased in the museum. The museum also tells the story of the excavations, sung dioramas and commentary in both Thai and English. It also features a burial area which has been left in its exposed state and which features a skeleton of a male human. Adjacent to the burial site is the reconstruction of a dig. More of the pottery that was found here can be seen at the Suan Pakkard Palace in Bangkok where it was taken. To get to this attraction you need to hire a car in Udon Thani.
The other notable attraction is the Wat Phra Buddhabat Ban Kok. The attraction is set in a unique area that is dotted by humongous sandstone blocks which have cracked and have been molded through erosion. The monks in this vicinity are very hospitable and are more than willing to guide you through the unusual terrain that is the Wat Phra Buddhabat Ban Kok. The temple in this attraction is located on densely wooded bare hill top. To get to this attraction you need car rental in Udon Thani.
The main attraction at the Wat Phra Buddhabat Ban Kok is without a doubt the symbolic footprint of Buddha. Additionally, archaeologists are of the opinion that the area was home to an early settlement that spans back to about 6000 to 5000 B.C. The nearby caves are thought to have acted as shelter for the nomadic tribes that traversed the area.
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