|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.38|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.17|
|Pack of cigarettes||$2.01|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$185.47|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$20.09|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$103.04|
Udon Thani city is known of its achievement in archaeological wonders. The most interesting artifact this place boasts of is the Ban Chiang’s hamlet, which locals believed and considered to have been over 5,000 old. During the Vietnam War, the province of Udon Thani has been one of the American air bases that are why many of its agricultural centers turned into industrial and commercial centers. Though locals are still more occupied in agricultural jobs, Udon Thani is still the agricultural market focal point. This province is also known for its enchanting waterfalls and captivating historical parks.
So, when you are thinking where the best places to visit in Udon Thani are, one amongst the best-visited sites is the World Heritage Ban Chiang site. In 1992, this place was made and acknowledged as a world heritage spot of UNESCO. You can see prehistoric artifacts that have been discovered and seven layers of civilizations as well. Though only one site is open to the public, which is the temple ground called Wat Po Si Nai. If you want to just enjoy park scenery, go to Nong Pracat Park where there are trees, fountains, artistic statues, a clock tower and playgrounds. Have a picnic and yoga or even boat paddling here. Another museum to visit is Phu Foi Lom, where the focus is on eco-tourism and forest activities, though you can also see fossils and dinosaur trails.
The wonderful waterfalls in Udon Thani are something to look forward to when visiting the province. The waterfalls of Than Ngam, a medium in size waterfall can be seen 130 kilometres away from the capital. Swimming and picnics are allowed so you can relax while staying in Udon Thani. Another waterfall situated at the National park of Na Yung Nam Som is a breathtaking three-layered waterfall. It’s only about 103 kilometres from the capital. But, when you want to spend your time canoeing or rafting you can visit Huai Luang Reservoir located at the highway of Nong Bua Lam Phu.
Cheap flights to Udon Thani are offered by many travel agents online, from Bankok to Udon Thani. You have got to love these airlines because they offer the best customer service plus you can save time by flying. Though you can also rent a car from several rental car companies, from Bankok going to Udon Thani it’s only about 564 kilometres. There are also some airlines that offer cheap flights to Udon Thani, most of them even grant promos during off peak seasons. You can also get packages at online travel sites and take advantage of those with hotel accommodations as well. Though hotels are easy to locate in the province, Udon Star, a five star hotel, is just located at Watthana Nuwong. But if you want the affordable ones, you can go to some hotels in Udon Thani that offer more affordable rooms such as the Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani, Jancondotel, Prajaktra Design Hotel and Ban Chiang.