Plenty to see and do. Visit the night market, experience the street food and visit some temples. take a sarmlor ride around town and enjoy Udon Thani has to offer
I would say there is nothing much in the city. I fly there with Air Asia to take a bus to Laos but i had a chance to visit the red lotus lake.
It was a worth visit.
From Udorn, you can drive to Nongkai City to visit, shop and try out local foods. In the evening, you can return to Udorn if you do not wish to stay in NongKhai.
Give you many options.
A rapidly changing, vibrant, high growth Asian City of over 1 million persons. A mixture of old and very modern with Rickshaws and 3 wheel samlaws in profusion,great, very cheap street food, and very hospitable people.
UT is a great base for touring around the area. You can take day trips to see sights within 1-2 hours driving distance and theres also 2-days of sights to see in the city itself.
มีร่องรอยของประวัติศาสตร์สมัยก่อนมาก น่าศึกษาและเรียนรู้ พร้อมทั้งมีส่วนของธรรมชาติที่งดงาม อาหารการกินอร่อย ผู้คนส่วนใหญ่เป้นมิตร พร้อมทั้งเดินทางไปจังหวัดอื่นๆและประเทศลาวไม่ไกลค่ะ
Very nice city, all the basics available like most all Thai cities. People are very nice and always try to help you when they can.
Night market and central plaza mall were our favorite spots to spend our time.
Sleepy little provincial city, come here if you have friends or family in the region, no other reason, except perhaps enroute to Laos from which Vientiane be be easily reached.
Very congested city in Thailand. Crazy traffic. Has plenty of shopping choices, both malls and street vendors.
Some nice parks and is a hub to northern Issan towns and Nong kai/Louse border.
Udon is a vibrant and compact city in North East Thailand and a prosperous area by local standards with many ex pats choosing to live here .
shopping is excellent at Central . Playground for children is accessible via TUK TUK.
Many of the large home decor and improvements shopping outlets are out of the central area but easy enough to reach by taxi or tuktuk.
Hint: make an arrangement with the driver beforehand to wait for you and negotiate a return fare. Sometimes its not so easy to get a ride back.
Closest biggest city to Vientiane and therefore a convenient place for Lao people to visit for shopping and food.
Great local Thai food on the street.
Udon Thani has nothing much to do in the city but you can find it good place in Thailand for good foods and cheap.
Nice attraction for visiting our neighbour LAOS. Nice people are living here. good for relaxation.
I have only been there 3 times, but very friendly people However, taxis & tuk tuks will charge as much as they can, so beware! Udon is a big but friendly Thai city Plenty of outdoor night food markets, especially the one by the train station
we were a group of 24 and after leaving udon thani, we had 5 of us in hospital with what we thought were little mozzie bite but ended up infections, groom is still there as he had to have his cut right open and he has to have treated every day until he can return to australia, so if intending on visiting- pack lots of good insect repellent as it was scarey seeing the infections come on so quickly and doctors in bangkok said very common in north thailand
after being in chiang mai and bangkok Udon thani is a little different,quieter city perhaps not as refined as chiang mai but people are perfectly fine and the city has alot less traffic which was great for cycling,also is quite compact and easy to get around,i quite enjoyed the place,seems to be plenty of expats around,please note most bars close at midnight so if u want to be out u will need to go out earlier! im sure plenty more to explore will be back there again.
Nice town to visit for a couple days. Several small malls to stop at, plus the big main central plaza mall.
Train and bus stations easy to find. Tuk tuk and taxi service everywhere. Many choices of food and night entertainment to pick from.
It's a good province to spend your vacation since it's close to Nong Khai and Lao. There're many places to visit.
Good food to taste as well.
It has a good selection of bars if you like this sort of thing. It close to CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE .
There is a big park that well liked by local children for its playground and good for canoeing on lake in park. Aside from this there is little to attract Udon for tourists -- mainly used by foreigners to visit local friends who then act as guides and interpreters.
As we only stayed for one night I can not comment on the nightlife or sightseeing opportunities here, but from what I did see I would say it is very much like any other thailand city, the people are friendly & helpful.
The massage places are plentiful and "7 Eleven" stores are everywhere. It seems a very laid back relaxed place.
Don't miss the Terminal Bar and Grill. It is run by Sunny, previously of Sunny's Bar - now much more upmarket.
Two weeks after opening the "Grill" part wasn't operating - they were still looking for a chef, but they are open for coffee from 8.00am (with decent coffee - unlike my hotel) and stay open til midnight with a lovely new pool table - on the street between Central Mall and the market.
Udon is a town for retired people: It's quiet, nothing to do but all are cheap . this is for that you have so many falang retired .
Very tourist friendly, lots of shops, travel agents, restaurants, markets, massage parlours and spas, etc.
Many ex-pats have settled there.
The city is a typical thai city, not that large but still has all you need for a tour and a rest. There are a number of non-thai residents who retired and enjoy the lower cost of living and still have quality of life with good hospital and transport available.
Far different than BKK, a more laid back life style.
Large, sprawling THAI city in which one will find speaking some Thai very useful. The city itself needs a good cleaning and repair.
Many buildings are in need of painting and the sidewalks are in pitiful shape will lots of uneven surfaces. I was there for one night and that was more than enough.
Nong Bua lake and park near Top Mansion is nice and they have new Chinese temple and garden that is excellent.
Udon City is well spread out. Getting around city could be by Walking , TUK TUK , Taxi , Public Transport (Bus) or by cycling.
The city can boast of having many types of restaurants and shop. Foreign languages are not widely spoken in Udon Thani having a little knowledge of the Thai Language would help you getting around the city.
It's not a huge town by any means, but it does have most of the major stores that the larger cities in Thailand have.
The mall is great and there are other major shopping and grocery centers as well. I can't comment too much on the "attractions" as we didn't come for that, but we did enjoy a fun afternoon at a park with a lake.