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3Days 2Nights : Si Sa Ket - Nong Khai - Bueng Kan

Planner :
Si Sa Ket 1 Day , Ubon Ratchathani 2 Day
Period :
3 Days 2 Nights
Category :
Arts, cultural & heritage, Thai food & drink, Nature, beaches & islands, New experiences,adventure & off-the-beaten-track,
  • Day 1
    Oct 17
  • Day 2
    Oct 18
  • Day 3
    Oct 19
Day 1 : Si Sa Ket

Huay Tap Tan Khmer Ruins or Ban Prasart Khmer Ruins

Located in a temple named Wat Prasat Phanaram, these Khmer ruins were renovated and revised after its construction, similar to the Si Khoraphum ruins in Surin province. Huai Thap Than Khmer Ruins has a very similar roof, though much higher. It comprises three brick stupas on laterite bases, lying in a north-to-south direction. Laterite walls with arches and gates surround the stupas. Though the ruins may have once had four gates, today, only the southern gate remains. As for the middle stupa, the largest and lowest, its eastern gate is framed with a mysterious unfinished lintel. The carvings depict a figure standing above a structure. Other carved lintels in front of the southernmost stupa depicta churning sea of milk. The ruins were likely built in the 11th century, deducing from the blended styles of Khlang and Bapuan, before later being revised.   To get there, from Si Sa Ket town, take Highway No. 22 for 39 kilometers. Turn right at Amphoe Huai Thap Thann and keep going for an additional 8 kilometers.

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2 Hr. 39 Min. ( Approx. 109.69 Km.)

Khao Phra Viharn National Park

Khao Phra Viharn National Park covers the area up to the boundary between Thailand and Cambodia, containing high cliffs and lush forests of the Dongrek Mountain Range. Over 130 square kilometers of forested area in Si SaKet, and Ubon Ratchathani provinces are contained within the park. It is the Kingdom’s 83rd National Park, established on March 20, 1998. The park features a variety of tropical forests and is home to numerous wildlife such as wild hogs, deer, barking deer, rabbits, squirrels, gibbons, and civets. Visitors will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Northeast and Phra Viharn sanctuary from the Mo I-Daeng Cliff, situated precisely on the Thai-Cambodian border. Religious sites such as bas reliefs south of the cliff, double sandstone stupas west of the cliff, and Don Tuan Khmer Ruins from the 10th-11th century (300 meters from the Thai-Cambodian border) are also interesting sights. (Take Highway No. 2243 and turn in at Km. 91 for 4 kilometers to get to the ruins.)A variety of natural sights are also available, including a stream (Sa Trao), a waterfall (Namtok Khun Si) and a cave (Tham Khun Si). To get there:   From Bangkok, takeHighway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) and turn right at Saraburi onto Highway No. 2 (Mitraphap Road). At Amphoe Si Khio, turn right toHighway No. 24, and continue via Amphoe Pak Thong Chai, Sangkha, and Kukhan. Turn right toHighway No. 221, and head to Amphoe Kantharalak and continue into the park. From Ubon Ratchathani, take Highway No. 2178 and 221 via Amphoe Warom Chamrap, Samrong, Benchalak, and Kantharalak to the park.  Admission fee is 400 bath for adults and 200 bath for children.   For more information about accommodationsor the camping ground, call the tourist center at Khao Phra Wihan National Park at 0 45619214, or the Department of National Park at 025620760, or visit  www.dnp.go.th.

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2 Hr. 41 Min. ( Approx. 46.69 Km.)

Wat Pa Maha Jedi Kaeo (Wat Larn Kuad)

This Buddhist temple, located in the district Amphoe Khun Han, is a remarkable site,made with million of colorful glass bottles donated by residents of the province. The architecture is beautiful, particularly the pavilion called Sala Thansamo Maha Chedi Kaeo (a chapel) located in the heart of a nearby pond. The chapel houses a very beautiful white jade Buddha image. To get there, from Si Sa ket town, take Highway No. 211 (heading to Amphoe Phayu and Phrai Bueng), for a total of 61 kilometers.

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3 Hr. 57 Min. ( Approx. 10.57 Km.)

Wat Maha Phuttharam

Located in the heart of Si Sa Ket town, this Buddhist temple is home to a sacred provincial icon: a Buddhist statue named Luangpho To. The gigantic statue, depicted in the pose of subduing Mara (defeating demons), is 6.85 meters high and 3.5 meters wide.   Built during a time of Khmer rule over a thousand years ago, the statue was originally carved from stone and decorated later at unknown time.

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Day 2 : Ubon Ratchathani

Prasat Ban Ben

It is situated in Tambon Nong Om and was a medium-sized Khmer religious site. It is composed of 3 separate brick prangs on laterite. The Fine Arts Department excavated this site in 1990 and found the intil patterned with 9 devas for each direction and Indra on Erawan. According to the architectural plan and sculptures on the lintel, the prasat is presumably believed to be built from the end of 15th to the beginning of the 16th Buddhist century.    

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5 Hr. 34 Min. ( Approx. 99.81 Km.)

Sirinthon Dam

Sirindhorn Dam is a stone dam filled with clay. It is constructed to divide the Dom Noi River, which is a branch of the Mun River, at Kaeng Chae Noi in Chong Mek Sub-district, Sirindhorn District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. The establishment started in 1968 and finished in 1971. It is currently under the responsibility of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. Apart from its advantage to produce electricity, Sirindhorn Dam is also an important tourist attraction in Ubon Ratchathani Province. Sirindhorn has a very spectacular scenery. The main activity here is undoubtedly admiring the view of the dam above its ridge. Besides, inside the dam, there is “Sirindhorn Garden,” which the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand built to glorify Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in the occasion of her third round birthday anniversary in 1990. Sirindhorn Garden is situated on the left side of the dam ridge, next to the reservoir. The area covers around 40 Rai. It is generally shady with large and small plants and is a suitable place for relaxation. Inside the garden, the interesting things are the sculptures of 3 elephants, playing the Thai xylophone, fiddle, and flute. These three are the princess’ favorite musical instruments. At the garden, there are poem inscribed at many places for the visitors to search for. Other services which Sirindhorn Dam provides for the tourists are restaurants, accommodation guaranteed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, and golf court for those who are interested in playing sports. Direction: From the city center of Ubon Ratchathani Province, take the highway number 24 to Warin Chamrap District. After that, take the highway number 217 to Sirindhorn District. The entrance of Sirindhorn Dam is on the left side of the highway number 217. It is not far from the city center of Sirindhorn District.  

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1 Hr. 41 Min. ( Approx. 65.41 Km.)

Kaeng Tana National Park

Another must visit waterfall in Ubon Ratchathani where visitors can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the lush forest and water steam during the holidays. Admission Fee : Adult 200 Baht  Child 100 Baht For more information visit www.dnp.go.th   Opening hours: Daily from 6.00-18.00 Contact: Tambon Kham Khuean Khaeo, Amphoe Sirindhorn and Amphoe Khong Chiam. 045-406-887/8. www.dnp.go.th Admission fee: 100 Baht for adults and 50 Baht for children   Getting there: The Park can be reached via two routes;   1.       Take Highway 2222.   2.       Take Highway 217 (Phibun Mangsahan-Chong Mek route) and turn left to Highway 2173 and keep straight for another 13 kilometers. http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Kaeng-Tana-National-Park--3301

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Day 3 : Ubon Ratchathani

Ban Song Khon, Sam Phan Bok

Sam Phan Bok is located in Ban Pong Pao, Lao Ngam Sub-district, Pho Sai District, Ubon Ratchathani Province, which is approximately 120 kilometers from the city center of the province. Sam Phan Bok is a large rock islet in the Khong River. During flood season, this islet will submerge under the water. It is eroded by eddy current, resulting in more than 3,000 (pronounced Sam Phan in Thai) small basins or Bok (“Bok” in Lao language means “basins”). This is the history of the name “Sam Phan Bok.” Owing to the large number of basins, this place is dubbed as “Grand Canyon of Thailand.” In drying season, Sam Phan Bok will emerge from the water and become an amazing natural wonder in the middle of the Khong River, giving the opportunity to the tourists to admire the beauty of indented rock islets eroded by water current. It is like an artistic picture with the shapes of circle, oval, star, etc., depending on individual’s imagination. This kind of atmosphere can be experienced only during January to April. At the entrance of Sam Phan Bok, there is a stone whose shape is like dog head. Legend has it that a child of Naga, who lived in the Khong River, wanted to dig a water channel to create another waterway. He assigned a dog as a guard during the excavation until it was dead and finally became a stone.  

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9 Hr. 41 Min. ( Approx. 64.54 Km.)

Pha Taem National Park

Covering the area of 140 square kilometers, this National Park features the plateaus, hills, deciduous dipterocarp forest, sheer cliffs resulted from the earthquakes, irregular shaped of sandstone which scattered around and the beautiful wild flowers growing among the rocky ground. Highlight of the Park are Pha Taem and Pha Kam which located near the National park headquarters. Surface of the cliffs are filled with numerous prehistoric cave paintings dated back 3,000-4,000 years ago that explores the traditional way of life of people who once lived here during the prehistoric days. Scenes in paintings include fishing, rice farming, human figures, animals, hands and geometric designs. As a result, Pha Team becomes one of the world’s oldest agrarian communities and given Ubon Ratchathani be cradle of Northeastern civilization. Also, the site recently discovered more archaeological evidences suggested that human settled in this area between 14,000-6,000 years ago.  Opening hours: Daily from 6.00-18.00 Admission fee is 400 bath for adults and 200 bath for children. Contact: Tambon Huai Phai. Amphoe Khong Chiam. 045-318-026, 045-246-332-3. www.dnp.go.th Admission fee: 200 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children Getting there: Located 18 kilometers away from Amphoe Khong Chiam, take Highway 2134 and followed by Highway 2112 then turn right at kilometer 8, keep going for anoth 5 kilometers. http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Pha-Taem-National-Park--895

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9 Hr. 41 Min. ( Approx. 64.54 Km.)

Hat Salueng

Hat Salueng is located in Ban Song Khon, Song Khon Sub-district, Pho Sai District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. It is approximately 115 kilometers from the city center of the province along the highway number 2050 (Ubon Ratchathani- Trakan Phuet Phon- Pho Sai). As for the history of its name “Hat Salueng,” it is believed that during the time when a twenty-five-satang (salueng) coin could buy a buffalo, those who joined Songkran festival at the beach had come up with a challenge. The bet was that anyone who was able to walk or run along the path on the beach (860 meters) at noon in the middle of April without resting could get the betting money for 1 salueng. Since the bet was set up, no one had won the money. The villagers, therefore, call this beach “Hat Salueng.” Hat Salueng is a beautiful beach along the bank of the Khong River. In drying season, between January and May, when the tide of the river is on the ebb, the hidden white sand beach will appear for the tourists to see. The recommended activity is walking on soft sands, together with enjoying the view in Laos’ border. At Hat Salueng, there are a lot of facilities provided for the tourists, including accommodation, restaurant, shop, souvenir shop, rented boat for tour guiding, as well as local tour guide. As a result, Hat Salueng is such a suitable place as a starting point of water tourism. There are a lot of tourist attractions along the Khong River where the tourists can go by boat. That is, from the left one to the right one (facing out of the Khong River), Pha Phaniang, Don Klang, Kaeng Noi, Kaeng Khon Yai, Don Mak Kluea, Pak Bong, Hat Salueng, Don Klang, Hin Kong Khao (near Laos’ border), Khan Nok Iang, Hin Kong Khao (near Thai’s border), Tham Nang Tho Huk, Sam Phan Bok, Silalaeng, Hat Hong, and Lan Hin See. However, the boat fare varies with the route. The fare and more detail can be asked at Hat Salueng pier.  

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2 Hr. 30 Min. ( Approx. 109.27 Km.)

Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram (Wat Si Thong)

Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram or Wat Si Thong is a royal temple near the City Hall in Ubon Ratchathani constructed in 1855 during the reign of King Rama IV of CHakri dynasty. The Ubosot (Ordination Hall) is in the same style as Wat Benchambophit, the Marble Temple, in Bangkok. It is where Phra Kaeo Busarakham is located. The location used to belong to Uphadto (Na Ubon family line); the family gave these 25 fields to the public and had it turn into the Dhammayutti temple. At night on the giving day, the unknown golden light was shot through the sky which was why the temple was called Wat Si Thong. The reverend monk thewathammi (Mao) was given the head monk position. The monk house was built in 1855. It was said that he was in Dharma Studies Department in Bangkok since he was a novice and had served King Rama IV. He was then in a high rank position followed by many worshippers, government officers and local people. In 1968, King Rama IX and the Queen had attended the inauguration ceremony called "FANG LUUK NIMIT" where some sacred marker spheres are needed to be buried in the temple compound. The temple was then patronized by Princess Ubon Ratanaratchkanya and the name was changed to Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram. Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram used to be the residence for many reverend monks including Phra Ubalikunupamachan Sirichanthera, Wirawong Tissathera, Ta Chotipalthera, Sao Kantasilthera and Ajahn Mun Bhurithatthera. The principal Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara is known as the Topaz Buddha, Phra Kaeo Busarakham, with 3 inches wide and 5 inches tall. It was told that this Buddha image was brought from Si Sattanakanahut, Laos. During the annual Songkhan festival, the image is paraded through town for people to bathe the sacred idol.  

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