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Candle Sculpture in Thung Si Mueang Park  
   

Candle Sculpture in Thung Si Mueang Park

22m high, it's placed on a junk and protected by garuda and naga. Ubon is famous for its candle festival that occurs in July, which is probably the only time the hotels in the city fill up.
Ubon Ratchatani (4-6 Oct 12)

October 5th 2012
So after that quick overnight stop at little Nang Rong, I arrived in Ubon Ratchatani, one of the easternmost larger cities in Thailand, from where I would make the crossing into Laos. Apparently Ubon was an important air base for the US forces during the Vietnam War, during which time the city prospered. However it does seem as if not that much has happened in the city since, which in many resp ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Eastern Thailand » Ubon Ratchathani

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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