Ubon Ratchathani Airport (above) and the luxury taxi booths (below)
SLEEPLESS IN THAILAND
Krungtung Hotel (above) and Room 406 (below)
Just a block away, I unexpectedly found Wat Thung Si Muang along Luang Road (which intersects with Srinarong Road). I wasn’t initially sure because all signs were in Thai. There’s hardly a soul in the compound. The main temple is Ayutthaya-inspired, narrow halls with high ceiling, guarded by gray monk statues and small dragon-like creatures in chipping-off yellow paint. The walls surrounding the altar are covered with colorful paintings.
Wat Thung Si Muang (above and below)
Petrifying replica at the Tripitaka Library
SHRINE AND MUSEUM
City Pillar Shrine and its elephant statues inside (below)
Ubon Ratchathani National Museum - 100B and no photos
A peculiar "fountain" near the City Pillar Shrine where children are found bathing
Thung Si Muang Park and its Candle Sculpture (below), the symbol of the city
FOUNDER AND PRISONERS
Phra Pathum Voraratsuriyawang - founder of the city
Monument of Merit from grateful prisoners of war
Sweetest coconut juice at 20B
Wat Si Ubon Rattanaram
Blue songthaew to Wat Pa Nana Chat (10B) - the lady driver stands to check on her passengers.
Dirt road to Wat Pa Nana Chat
Wat Pa Nana Chat: a forest monastery - a stolen shot!
My unexpected ride back to Warin Chamrab
A yet unnamed temple along Srinarong Road, a block from Krungtung Hotel.
Sweet and Sour Chicken (60B) with rice (15B) at Leang Hud Heng Restaurant (below)
More places to visit in Pakse: http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2012/06/half-day-soiree-in-eclectic-ubon.html