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    Udon Thani - Nong Prajak Park

    Like most major towns many have fitness parks. Udon Thani has three of these and the one featured here is the Nong Prajak Park, which is the largest of them. It is situated about 2 to 3 kms from the centre of town and has many ascess roads as can be seen from the map






    I entered the park from the Thesa Road entrance. There is ample parking around the lake, but would presume that from 6pm onwards when all arrive for the walk and jog etc it would then be very crowded.




    Some fairly good size fish in the lake and a couple of places where you can buy bits to feed em. Took the walking track to start with which was very pleasant, gardens were fairly well maintained with a fair number of topiary shrubs, the main theme seeming to be rabbits. If taking the walking path to do a complete circuit would probably be about 1.5 km




    There are a few statues dotted around the park as can be seen from the above photo.

    There are two suspension bridges in the park and and this shot is looking towards one of them with, I think, the Udon hospital in the background.




    Opportunity for a couple of photos at the other bridge. The old git himself




    and another of my companion


    Walked on toward the main area where they have aerobic evenings but we were too early for that, another shot of the old fellow, hairline really receding now, probably be bald by next year



    It was here that the batteries on me camera gave up the ghost and needed recharging, so will have to add more pictures when I visit Udon again.

    The outer track round the lake will be for the more ardent fitness fans. I would hazard a guess that it is about 3.5 kms around the outside track, it is all nicely marked off on 100 metre distances so ideal for those that want to jog a 100 metres then walk a 100 metres. Alongside the Thesa road there are a lot of massage stalls, painting stall and fast foods places set up from 6pm. They were just beginning to set up when we were there, price for a massage seemed to average out at 100 baht per hour.

    There are a few restaurants to North of the lake alongside the Thesa road. We tried one of the Thai ones which was fairly good. Unfortunately no report as the camera was flat, and was marred by one very large obnoxious loud mouthed american, who sat at the table next to us.

    My view of the lake, good, ideal for a mid afternoon stoll.

    As an aside there are a number of public toilets dotted around the lake, which I understand all open for the evening. If caught short during the day the only one open is just beside the aerobics arena, and was clean, usual charge of 3 baht.

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    nice
    i miss this in Pattis
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    they have nice parks many places in Thailand

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    I didnt take this photo of Nong Prajak, I wish I had, I copied it from somewhere else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jarne View Post
    nice
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    they have nice parks many places in Thailand
    Thanks for the pics - even the one you didn't take...I was there last month - first visit for me to Udon Thani - and this park but did not have my camera.
    FYI: Found a great place to stay - beautiful rooms - good price, but excellent pricing for stays of 7 days or a month - clean - quiet and super security = AEK Serviced Apartments ([at] the AEK Hospital) with police security - not cop wannabees. The Brit (cannot recall his name or shop name - has funny name - having a senior moment - sorry) with the bookstore/restaurant/bar - kiddie corner from Robinson's/mall told me about it. [Directions: walk toward the train station - turn right - go about 200 meters - cross street to hospital and pass through the lobby to back elevators - up to 2nd floor (I think) to the rental office.

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    A few more of my own pics....


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    A Great Place Late Afternoon Early Evening.




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    Is this Udon Thani the same as Udorn Thani? Seems spelling of places is confusing to me but I've been away for a lot of years?
    Life was pretty laid back.....up country even in '66-'67.

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    It is Jim, Thai transliteration can be a bit hit and miss at times.




    These Udon gals are a right bunch of hussies aren't they?
    Look at this one flashing her beaver at the passers by and I can only imagine what the other one is squatting on.

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    The one on the right, is my ex from Udon I think, that'll be her limbering up before a night in front of the webcam entertaining random farangs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShilohJim View Post
    Is this Udon Thani the same as Udorn Thani? Seems spelling of places is confusing to me but I've been away for a lot of years?
    Life was pretty laid back.....up country even in '66-'67.

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    Spell in a few differant ways..

    Udon Thani, Udorn Thani, Udorn Thanee, ....the later being a bit old fashioned and was more used back when you was in town, just say Udon...everyone will know where....not to be confused with Ubon of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jarne View Post
    nice
    i miss this in Pattis
    and yes
    they have nice parks many places in Thailand
    Thanks for the pics - even the one you didn't take...I was there last month - first visit for me to Udon Thani - and this park but did not have my camera.
    FYI: Found a great place to stay - beautiful rooms - good price, but excellent pricing for stays of 7 days or a month - clean - quiet and super security = AEK Serviced Apartments ([at] the AEK Hospital) with police security - not cop wannabees. The Brit (cannot recall his name or shop name - has funny name - having a senior moment - sorry) with the bookstore/restaurant/bar - kiddie corner from Robinson's/mall told me about it. [Directions: walk toward the train station - turn right - go about 200 meters - cross street to hospital and pass through the lobby to back elevators - up to 2nd floor (I think) to the rental office.
    Stayed there myself a few years ago, 11th floor I think,clean and safe and I remember you could order meals from the hospital cafe.
    Safe parking too, my only complaint was the very hard mattress!!

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    beats me why the link to the gallery doesnt work :-(

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    nice pics a green is sent

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    I've been in Udon Thani only once, a few years back....never made it to a park though....thanks for the pics!

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    Now I worked out how to paste photos!
    Here is the playground at Nong Prajak park !

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    I went there the other day. It was hot and had big fish.

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    More from Nong Prajak
















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    That Electrical Box Is Dangerous (5th photo down)....some small child with wet fingers could be electrocuted..in a public park too..!!! Health + Safety Should Get Right On to It.

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    Thumbs up

    Nice scenic pics of udan thani.

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    First time I've seen this thread.



    Props, I assume that she wasnt planing on jogging...

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    Quote Originally Posted by porno frank View Post
    Nice scenic pics of udan thani.
    Thanks a lot

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