Posted on: 19th February 2016
Located in the heart of the city, Thung Si Muang National Park is a beautifully landscaped public park. The park encloses a statue of Ubon’s founder, Chao Kham Phong and two to three monuments. The most noticeable monument represents the National Symbol of Thailand, that is a huge image of Garuda (half human and half bird). Initially a paddy field of the Ruler, the area was later declared a public park during the reign of King Rama V.
The City Center, Thung Si Muang Park
Thung Si Muang Park is the replica of the Ratchathani Candle festival, which is held every year in July. Thung Si Muang park is a place where people come to rest, play, relax, and exercise. The middle of the park is covered with sculptures. One of the sculptures is of Cho Kham Hong, the founder of the city while the other one is city pillar shrine, which is present in almost every city of Thailand. Apart from the monuments and sculptures, the park also has a basketball court and an open gym. The park is surrounded by the National Museum and the pillar shrine, Nakhonban and Srinarong roads, where the night bazaar comes to life on every weekend, making the park a popular landmark.
Located at a distance of 2.3 km from the district, Thung Si Muang park can be reached via route 24 in a couple of minutes from Ubon Ratchathani. So, it’s advisable to rent a car from here and drive around the city, enjoy at its several beautiful tourist attractions as you pass by in your own rental car.