Sightseeing around UMT Stadium Ubon Ratchathani
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Ubon is best known for its annual Candle Festival, held in July to mark the beginning of the rainy season retreat for Buddhists, Wan Khao Phansa, also called Buddhist Lent. One day prior, candles are taken to Thung Si Mueang, the central park in the middle of the city, to be decorated and then exhibited in the evening. On the same evening, there are many smaller processions to bring candles to practically all Buddhist temples in Thailand. The main procession in Ubon takes place early the following morning.
Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival
The Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival, the most elaborate of the traditional parading of candles to wats (Thai: แห่เทียน hae thian), is held in Ubon Ratchathani, Isan, Thailand, around the days of Asanha Puja (which commemorates the Buddha's first sermon) and Wan Kao Pansa (which marks the beginning of vassa). At the start of the Lenten period, it is traditional in preparation for the rainy season for the devout to donate to items for the personal use of monks, and of candles to dispel gloom in their quarters and elsewhere within the temple.
Ampher Warin Chamrab
Wat Pah Nanachat
Wat Pah Nanachat is situated in a small forest in northeast Thailand about 15 km from the city of Ubon Rachathani. It is an international forest monastery primarily for non-Thais. The late Ajahn Chah established the wat in 1975 to serve as a training community for non-Thais along traditional monastic lines. Its monks & novices include a wide range of nationalities. The primary language of communication is English. The monastery was founded in response to increasing international interest, particularly from the UK, in the theravadin forest tradition.
Phu Chong–Na Yoi National Park
Chong–Na Yoi National Park is a protected area at the eastern end of the Dângrêk Mountains, northeastern Thailand. It is in Buntharik, Na Chaluai, and Nam Yuen districts of Ubon Ratchathani Province. Established in 1987, it is an IUCN Category II protected area, measuring 686 square kilometres (265 sq mi). In a mountainous area, the park borders Laos and Cambodia. Natural features include the cliffs at Pha Phueng, and the 40 metres (130 ft) Bak Teo Yai Waterfall.
Pha Taem National Park
Pha Taem National Park (Thai:อุทยานแห่งชาติผาแต้ม) is a national park along the Mekong river in Ubon Ratchathani Province of Isan, Thailand. Phou Xieng Thong National Protected Area in Laos is on the opposite side of the river. It is notable for its Dipterocarp forest cover and for extensive rock art on cliffs above the Mekong. The art is estimated to be 3,000 years old. The park also has several examples of mushroom rocks as well as the largest flower field in Thailand. The park is habitat for Siamese hares, barking deer, civets, palm civets ..