Ubon Suan Loong Daeng 10 Reasons To Visit

sldmilemarkerIf you go west on Hiway 2248 from the small rural town of Nam Yuen for 13 kilometers, you will come to a treasure of a place to stay in Ubon Ratchathani province in the northeastern or Isaan region of Thailand.

Turn left just past this mile marker and there you are. You might could call this part of Unseen Ubon.

Suan Loong Daeng Farm Stay

(Uncle Red’s Garden)

sldsign I recently stayed there and was pleasantly surprised. The grounds are kept in a natural garden or jungle like state. There are buildings but they compliment the environment. All the luxuries and amenities might not be there but it is more than made up for through the peace and quiet.

There are not an excess of facilities but what is there is clean and friendly. A few bungalows, a guesthouse, a swimming pool, a bar/restaurant. The food is good, the beer is cold, the staff are friendly and the environment is peaceful.

There are no flashing lights, no loud pulsating disco beat, no TV or telephone in the rooms, no Internet connections, there are no scantily clad beer girls so why would you want to go stay at Suan Loong Daeng? For me personally it is good to spend some time in the atmosphere that is provided there for mental well being. You don’t really need a reason to go there but I am giving 10 good reasons to spend some time in the countryside in the south of Ubon Ratchathani.

  1. Read a book – You look around your house or apartment and there are several books lying around you have planned to read. It seems something always comes up. You take the book in the living room and out of habit pick up the TV remote, the book gets set down and forgotten. You take the book to bed but after only a few pages the eyes are closing. During a visit to Suan Loong Daeng you will have time, peace and quiet to finish that book.
  2. Do some writing – You have had a thought to do some writing for a long time now. You even have a pile of notes from ideas you have jotted down. Every time you sit down to begin you check your email or do some research and the moment is gone. Collect up all your notes, a writing tablet, some pencils or pens and head on out to Suan Loong Daeng.
  3. Get to know someone – Have you ever met someone you liked and wanted to get to know them? When you meet there are always other people around and you never get to have a personal one-on-one conversation. Invite that special someone out to a weekend farm stay. You might find the only distraction is a rooster crowing in the distance.
  4. Forget someone – You recently had a break up. The places you go remind you of the relationship. You don’t want to forget but you do want to let it go so you can move on. Why not try a few days and nights out in the peaceful Thai Isaan countryside? The new experience can help you do some clear thinking and begin some new memories.
  5. Escape the city – No matter how much you love the city there are times when it gets to be too much. Too much noise, too many people, too much pollution so what can you do? Take a break. Get out in the countryside, away from it all, get rid of some stress. Suan Loong Daeng is a good place in Ubon to do just that.
  6. Hone your pool playing skills – In the back of the restaurant, behind the bar sits a pool table. It is free so as long as you are winning you can stay on it. Often times there is no big crowd so you can take the time, practise shots, make mistakes, improve your skills and have fun.
  7. Just relax – Today’s world is very fast paced. Sometimes we need to put on the brakes, slow down, and smell the roses. Take a few days and give yourself a treat, just relax. No plans, no appointments enjoy your life.
  8. Practise your Thai – Does it ever seem like nobody has time to help you learn Thai? So you make due with English or your native tongue. Bring your learn Thai book to the farm stay and commit to only speaking Thai to the staff. You will be amazed at how much your Thai will improve if you do this.
  9. Visit with Trond – Trond spends most of his time on the farm with his family. He does make trips to town to visit, shop, and catch up. I am sure he would appreciate the company. You will get some good conversation and if you play, a good pool opponent.
  10. Unplug from the matrix – Many of us are connected 24/7. The digital age gives us satellite TV, mobile phones and internet. Everywhere we go we can be contacted. It is good to occassionally take a break from that and get in touch with nature. It is a great way to recharge and refresh.

I am sure you could find many more reasons to pack a bag for a few days and spend the time at Suan Loong Daeng. The best way to do it is to experience for yourself. It is a unique Ubon Ratchathani accommodation and higly affordable. If you are interested in visiting or want more information you can take care of both at Suan Loong Daeng.


  1. I am delighted to find your blog! My Thai co-teacher when I was teaching in Chiang Rai is moving there. Now I have a good idea of what to see and what to expect. Thank you for your fine efforts!

  2. Janie,
    Glad if it has been a help. Thank you.

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