Songkon, Ubon Ratchathani : Thailand Grand canyon

Ubon Ratchathani, my birth place, has a long history and many wonder places such as my village, Ban ( village). Before we talk about this in details, let’s learn general information of Ubon Ratchathani from TAT web below;

Ubon Ratchathani has been a well established community for hundreds of years. Relatively unknown to the most tourists, the province boasts a number of natural wonders, cultural and historical attractions, national parks, silk producing shops, etc.

The province is renowned for its strong Buddhist tradition, particularly the practice of forest-dwelling monks and the ancient Buddhist temples, which can still be seen throughout the province today.

A gateway to Laos, Ubon Ratchathani is bordered to the east by the Mekong River and Laos, to the south by Cambodia, to the west by Yasothon and Sisaket Provinces and to the north by Amnat Charoen Province. The provincial capital is approximately 630 kilometers northeast of Bangkok.

The province is unique in its folk culture, which is expressed in the indigenous cuisine, handicrafts, such as silk and cotton products, basketry, and bronze-ware, and traditional events such as the Candle festival held every July. There are natural beauties and historical sites including the 4,000 years old rock formation, prehistoric rock paintings, national parks, waterfalls, and the two-colored river, etc.

So, we’ve already learn general informations about Ubonratchathani, next, try to learn deep more by visit Songkon Tambon, my birthplace, with me.

Songkon Village, Songkon Tambon, Phosai District, a little community beside on the very east of Thailand. This is a place that crash the Poopan Mountain, created a strange-look topography like Grand Canyon in USA. You can see this topography cleary by the end of year, because the tide is low in that season.

Songkon, Ubonratchanthani

Had Salueng, a long powdered beach, one great place for visitor. In Songkran Festival, Had Salueng always be fulled with visitors because Songkon people has celebrate the Songkran (Thai New Year) for 7 days 7 nights on Had Salueng.

Songkon, UbonratchanthaniSongkon, Ubonratchanthani

If you visit Had Salueng and want to appreciate the fresh nature for long time you can stay overnight at Songkon Resort, a little report beside Khong river , where you can taste a fresh fish of Khong river. Moreover, you can see the traditional living of the north-east people of Thailand, like fish catching with and ancient instrument, traditional architectural structure of house and old culture of Thai people.

And the last, you can see these cute pictures on the white beach, Had Salueng, too 😀

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  1. November 8, 2009

    Thailand Grand canyon : Songkon, Ubon Ratchathani…

    Songkon Village, Songkon Tambon, Phosai District, a little community beside Khong river on the very east of Thailand. This is a place that Khong river crash the Poopan Mountain…

  2. November 8, 2009

    Thailand Grand canyon : Songkon, Ubon Ratchathani…

    Songkon Village, Songkon Tambon, Phosai District, a little community beside Khong river on the very east of Thailand. This is a place that Khong river crash the Poopan Mountain…

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