Udon-Thani is located in the country’s hinterland, in the eastern part of Thailand and not so far away from Laos. For its favoured position, Udon-Thani has always been a crossroad city, and it was chosen by the American Army for building a base during the Vietnam War. Even if it is not functioning anymore, a great part of the population learned English and use it everyday, giving to the city a more international flavour. Anyway, the city preserves its Thai culture, visible in the Buddhist temples, especially the Wat Pothisomphon, or in the traditional markets, which sell handcraft textiles and pottery.
Moreover, around the Udon-Thani area, evidences of an ancient population have been found and they are now preserved in the National Museum in the city, which shows the 4000-years history progression, from the origins of Udon-Thani until now.
As usual, the best time to visit Udon-Thani and its province is from November until April. Visiting Udon-Thani you will discover a new face of Thailand, away from the mass tourist of some islands or the completely peaceful sites of other parts of Thailand. Here, you will find a lively and modern city, which shows up its history opening itself to the future.