The city pillar is located in a beautiful shrine
located near the place called "THUNG SRI MEUANG"
The place called "THUNG SRI MEUANG" is
used for local popular festivals.
Same as many Thai cities, Udon Thani contain
beautiful Thai Buddhist temples.
One of the most revered Thai monk
Luang Ta Mahabua is located in Udon Thani.
He has raised over two tonnes of gold and
more than US$5 million to help the debt-ridden nation. This money
was given to the Bank of Thailand in order to help the country to get
rid of the economic crisis.
In front of the "BOT" entrance there are often "NAGA"
(นาค). Naga was the
serpent who did protect Buddha when he was meditating. Sometimes Buddhist
deities, lotus are built instead of "NAGA".
In Udon Thani, there is a street with only
"MOLAM" (หมอลำ) shops.
It is the best place to rent a "MOLAM"
orchestra for a feast such as wedding and so on...
In Udon Thani, there is an important Thai Chinese community.
This is "Grandfather and Grandmother Shrine" (Pu Ya Shrine - ศาลเจ้าปู่ย่า)
in the Park Sanam Thung Si Muang.
Big hypermarkets are also present in Udon Thani. Small shops' business
starts to decrease. Hypermarket chains are driving traditional
family stores into extinction.