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Ubon News Updates

A couple years ago I started an Ubon news thread on ThaiVisa that has taken off pretty well. I’ll continue using this blog for posts about the region but any brief news about Ubon I post on the above thread so … Continue reading






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My Thai Air Scare

Exactly 1 year ago today, I flew Thai Air from Bangkok to Ubon and had the scariest moment I’ve ever had on a plane. It was an average sunny day coming into Ubon and I was peering out the window as … Continue reading






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Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge #6 Scheduled to Begin Construction in Ubon

Friendship Bridge #6 spanning the Mekong is scheduled to start construction this year in Ubon. It will cross the Mekong SE of Khemmarat in Amphoe Natan (นาตาล), Tambon Phalan (พะลาน). It should be somewhere around here. This is a project that … Continue reading






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Border Dispute News

This week Cambodia started excavating near the border of Ubon which prompted the Thai military to bring in extra troops to the area. This is East of Preah Vihear Temple on the far edge of Khao Phra Wihan National Park. … Continue reading






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Central Ubon’s Shark Problems

In May 2013 Central opened a new mall in Ubon and one of the main attractions is the aquarium; a very shallow pool of water with 6 sharks and a bunch of fish that kids and selfie-happy shoppers flock to. I … Continue reading






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