Ubon Ratchathani is the major hub for travel between destinations in Southern Laos, such as the 4,000 Islands area, and popular destinations in Thailand such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the Southern islands such as Koh Phangan.
Bus Times from Pakse to Ubon Ratchathani
There are currently 4 direct bus services a day from Pakse to Ubon Ratchathani which are available to book online.
- The scheduled journey time from Pakse to Ubon Ratchathani is from 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours 00 minutes depending upon which bus service you take.
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Pakse Kriangkai Transport Bus Stop
Kriangkai Transport bus services to Ubon Ratchathani depart from the International Bus Station on Road 38 in Pakse.
Pakse Green Paradise Bus Stop
Green Paradise bus services to Ubon Ratchathani depart from the Green Paradise Travel Office in Pakse.
Ubon Ratchathani Bus Stop
Both Green Paradise and Kriangkai Transport bus services from Pakse terminate at Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal, Kham Yai, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District, Ubon Ratchathani 34000.
About travel to Ubon Ratchathani
Ubon Ratchathani is a very untouristic town with no well known attractions which the vast majority of foreign visitors pass through on their way to or from Southern Laos, and the number of people passing through is relatively few.
Good and Bad Points about Ubon Ratchathani
On the downside this means that services for foreign visitors have not developed to any significant extent and comparatively few people have a good command of languages other than Thai and Lao. On the upside, the locals have not yet become jaded by an invasion of foreign tourists and tend to be a lot more friendly than in areas where there are lots of foreign tourists. Ubon Ratchathani is also very good value for money.
Temples in Ubon Ratchathani
The main places to visit in Ubon Ratchathani are its temples. The most interesting temple in the area is Wat Nong Bua which has an angular white chedi built to look like the famous chedi at Bodh Gaya in India, which is where the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Also interesting is the city centre temple Wat Thung Si Muang which has a small wooden scripture hall on stilts in the middle of a lake, which was a cleverly thought out way to stop insects from entering the temple to eat the delicate paper upon which the Buddhist holy books were written.
Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival
Ubon Ratchathani also becomes very lively during the Candle Festival to mark the start of Buddhist Lent in early July. The Candle Festival involves processions of models made out of wax being taken through the town to a temple and it attracts a lot of visitors from across Thailand.