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    KMs visit to Ubon Ratchathani for Candle Festival

    Seeing as it all gels into a four day weekend I have decided to take my lovley wife to Ubon to see the Candle Festival at Khao Phansa...and then go on to Pha Taem...

    I first went about 12 years ago and was mightly impressed...always wanted to return and now is the time...

    I've been trying to book hotels on-line and am wondering if any TDers have update info on Ubon...

    also when I look on the map there seems to be two obvious routes and am wondering if anyone has driven there recently from bangkok and has any advice to offer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    also when I look on the map there seems to be two obvious routes and am wondering if anyone has driven there recently from bangkok and has any advice to offer...
    The southern route (24) is a better road and probably faster. Parts of it are dual carriageway. That said, it's rather boring except for the hin prasat that you can see at various points along the way.

    What part of Ubon did you want to stay in?

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    A few hotels with websites here, Linky

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    cheers guys...

    BH:don't mind where I stay...HW24...thks for that...looked good on the map but I wondered about the road...

    DD: I started with your links yesterday...tried to book at Sri Isaan...said they would reply in two days!!!...by then they'll probably be full

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    BH:don't mind where I stay...
    Two years ago we stayed at Tohsang Khongjiam Resort which is at the confluence of the Mun and Maekhong Rivers about an hour east of the muang district of Ubon.



    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    HW24...thks for that...looked good on the map but I wondered about the road...
    It's the newer road and the one used by buses and trucks. There's quite a bit of construction as they widen the road in places but I still think it's the fastest way.

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    i stayed at ubonburi resort last year.

    in fact i think there were only 2 of us staying there.

    the food sucks.

    not recommended

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    Where are the candles?

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    Highway 24 for sure.

    Ubon Ratchatani hotel is pretty crap but a great central location.

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    When is the candle festival?

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    ^This weekend....

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    so due to there being no accommodation in Ubon I canceled that plan and will stay at home to finish my new tours website...

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    Her is candle festival from korat this year















































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    Great pics Nerike...I didn't know they had a candle festival in Korat...perhaps you could provide a bit more info as the when and where...

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