What Do You Want to Know About Ubon Ratchathani?

This blog and its parent website WeLoveUbon are dedicated to providing quality and useful information about Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. This includes the capital city and the province.

I try to cover a range of  topics that are valuable to expats living here as well as visitors who come as tourists, volunteers or on any sort of business.

I have compiled a list of what I consider important, accommodations, transportation, eating establishments, nightlife and information that makes life more comfortable.

I can pick and choose what I write about and publish on this blog and the website but I would like to know what information you would enjoy finding here.

If you have any suggestions please leave your feedback in the comments below. Thank you.


  1. Darwin,

    Gonna be in Ubon for the Candle Festival, 5 days or so. That means 5 days away from the gym. Do you know of any popular, safe running trails, hiking trails or even places to bike in Ubon (Amphur Muang)?

    It would be nice to get a couple minor cardio workouts while away from the gym.


    P.S. I know that at “Little Pattaya” there are those little swan boats that you paddle out and around for fun. Do you know of any other places nearer to the city that has that type of setup? That would be a fun way to get some exercise now that I think of it!

  2. Semper Fi Guy,

    Yes there are some places. Nong Bua Public Park has a cement trail around a resevoir that is at least 1k per lap. There are also circuit stations it if care to hit them. It is usually virtually deserted before early evening except for couples. It is across from Wat Nong Bua less than 1k passed the Nong Bua market.

    Another place is a resevoir as well. It is off Chaeng Sanit Rd across from and just north of the Rajabhat Cultural center. I am not sure of the distance.

    Huai Wang Nong is a bit east of town and the airport. I think to do a lap around the pond is at least 3 klicks. It also has paddle boats on the southeast shore near the fish feeding platform.

    If you want to do your thing indoor on machines I would suggest the new S-spa on the 5th floor of Sunee Grand Hotel. They have several state-of-the-art treadmills, elyptical exercisers, two types of stationary bikes and a selection of free weights and universal machines. They do have spin bikes but not sure if they have them ready yet. If you go there and not a member or guest it cost 100TB for fitness and if you you want to use the pool its another 100. Open 07:00 to 21:00. I would suggest morning as the locals come in around 17:00 and the facilities are rather small. In the mornings you might have it to yourself.

    That is all

  3. Awesome info Darwin. This will help keep some of the weight gain down from eating all that awesome Isaan food!

    Thank you!

  4. Darwin, can you tell me the name of the farang who has recently produced the detailed map of Ubon, I think at Ubon University or Ubon Rajpat. I want to metion it in an upcoming blog but left my copy in Phana. It is pretty widely available in Ubon, I got mine from Risotto. If you can help I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

  5. Lawrence,
    The gentleman who created that map hails from New Zealand and his name is Brendan.

  6. Thanks, Darwin. But…

    Brendan who? since I’d like to mention him in a blog. Sorry to pester you, but you do know a lot!

  7. Brendan’s family name is Whyte

  8. Thank you Trond.

  9. Lawrence,
    Trond was gracious enough to provide with his last name, he is Brendan Whyte.

  10. Thanks to you both.

  11. i see your selling the thai girl on your site was thinking of doing that myself for my udon thani site are sales any good
    ps would you be interested in linking
    regards john

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