A City of Beautiful Lotuses, a Two-colored River, Delicious Fish, Beaches and Rapids, Thai Scholars, Devout Buddhists, Finely Carved Candles, and Pre-historical Rock Paintings.
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NAMTOK SAENG CHAN OR NAMTOK LONG RU
Located just 1 kilometer away from Thung Na Mueang Waterfall, Namtok Saeng Chan is a very beautifull waterfall with a special characteristic of the small steam of water cascades down the face of the cliff through an open hole between the resembled rocks. At noo, the sunlight will shine through that hole giving the view of cascading water which is similar to the full-moon light.
SAM PHAN BOK
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.
WAT PHRA THAT NONG BUA
at Phra That Nong Bua is a Dhammyuttika temple, one of important temples in Ubon Ratchathani. The highlight of this place is Sri Maha Pho Chedi which was built in 1956 to honor of 2500 years of Buddhism. The gleaming gold and white chedi at this temple loosely resembles the Mahabodhi stupa in Bodhgaya, India. The old stupa with 5 meters wide and 1 meters high is now housed by the new 55-meter stupa square base. It stands in the middle of a marble slabs square, with smaller stupas at each corner. Around this elements there are other less notable buildings including a large recent ubosot with large round windows and a sitting Buddha at the front.
PHU CHONG NA YOI NATIONAL PARK
Declared as a National Park on 1 June 1987, this 687 square kilometers park is where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are met. The superb view of the three countries can be seen from the Pha Pheung cliff where visitors are recommended to take hiking trails leads to the high plateau. Interesting attractions include; the 40-meter Bak Tew Yai waterfall which located approximately 4 kilometers from the park office; the Rock Formations at Phlan Yew; and, a group of springs in the forest at Bo Nam Sap.