Udon Thani Profile, Tourist Spots, Districts, Schools

Udon Thani Province is one of the provinces in the northeastern region (Isan) of Thailand. The surrounding provinces are Nong Khai (north), Sakon Nakhon (east), Kalasin and Khon Kaen (south), Nong Bua Lamphu and Loei (west). The province is home to the Ban Chiang Archaeological site where remains of an ancient civilization challenges the prevailing notion that the Thai people originated in China. During the cold war period in the 1960s, the United States used an airport in this province to fly reconnaissance flights over Laos. Today, the province hosts one of the country’s biggest military bases.

Located 569 kilometers northeast from Bangkok, Udon Thani has a total land area of 11,730 km2 and an estimated population of more than 1.5 million in 2015. Topography consists mostly of plateau with a few mountains and hills in the western section of the province. The production and processing of rice, sugar, tapioca, and rubber are the most important source of livelihood in the province although tourism and trade are also growing in importance.

Udon Thani Province is subdivided into twenty districts namely:
1. Mueang Udon Thani
2. Kumphawapi
3. Ban Dung
4. Nong Han
5. Phen
6. Ban Phue
7. Kut Chap
8. Nong Wua So
9. Wang Sam Mo
10. Nam Som
11. Non Sa-at
12. Si That
13. Chai Wan
14. Thung Fon
15. Sang Khom
16. Nong Saeng
17. Na Yung
18. Prachaksinlapakhom
19. Phibun Rak
20. Ku Kaeo

Schools and Other Institutions In Udon Thani:
1. Udon Thani Rajabhat University
2. Santapol College
3. Military Hospital

Major Infrastructure in Udon Thani:
1. Udon Thani International Airport
2. State Railway

What to see and do in Udon Thani Province:
1. Ban Chiang Archaeological Site and Museum
2. Phu Phra Bat Historical Park
3. Red Lotus Lake
4. Phu Foi Lom Eco-tourism Park
5. Nong Prajak Park
6. Kham Chanot Forest
7. Wat Pa Phu Kon
8. Wat Kham Chanot

RELATED: Phuket Province; Yasothon Province; Suphan Buri Province

External Link: Thai Statistics

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