Things to do
Ban Chiang has fascinating excavation sites that reveal hidden things from the Bronze Age. You can see the digs, learn about the area’s history, and check out some of the objects that have been unearthed. For even more information, head to the Udon Thani Provincial Museum. At Phu Phrabat National Park, you can see some old cave paintings. Near to the city, you will find several interesting villages known for their various crafts. Ban Nakha produces an array of cotton and silk items, and is the perfect place to pick up clothes, bed linen, and everything else from table runners to tissue box covers! You’ll find even more shopping at the markets and malls. There are several pleasant parks and open spaces around the city, great for some quiet time and relaxation in between all that shopping. These include Nong Prajack Park and Nong Bua.
There are a good range of places to eat out at in the city, and street vendors are ever present, offering a tasty selection of traditional Thai treats. Isan food is known for its fiery spiciness – have a glass of water with you as you’ll need it! At night time step into one of the live music joints, low key bars, or lively karaoke spots. Udon Thani is close to the Laos border for easy trips into this nearby South East Asian neighbour, where you will discover some delightful countryside without the crowds.
If you fancy trying somewhere a bit different in Thailand, make sure that you pay a visit to Udon Thani. Have a look at our fantastic Udon Thani accommodation and get your flight to Bangkok booked or your flight to Udon Thani direct sorted for a fabulous start to your next Thai holiday.
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