Welcome to Udon Thani Thailand
Udon Thani Thai: อุดรธานี, is one of the four major cities (Khorat, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, and Khon Kaen) of the Isan region, Thailand, (known as the “big four of Isan”). It is the capital of Udon Thani Province.
Have been wanting to explore Udon Thani for a good few many years now. Ever since briefly stopping at the bus station to drop off a traveler. Looking out the window on the way to Chiang Mai from Laos. Udon Thani was busseling, the city looked big and busy. I just knew one day I will be back to take a close look.
Udon Thani Night Market:
The night market is located on Prajak Sillapakom Road. It has many many food stalls and opens at around 5PM.
Shopping and Retail:
Udon Thani has 3 large shopping malls.
- The biggest is Central Plaza. It includes a movie theatre (Renovated in 2012).
- Landmark Plaza also has a cinema
- The Shopping Mall. Opened in 2009. An open air 38,000 m² (24 rai) park, possibly the largest in Thailand probably even bigger then Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok.
How To Get To Udon Thani?
7 Daily flights are available via NokAir from Bangkok (Don Mueang) 05:55, 10:15, 12:20, 14:05, 15:25, 17:00 and the last flight leaves at 20:05.
Trains leave the Hualampong Train Station 3 times per day. Or 2 times per day from Baan Sue Train Station. There are many options available. From 3rd class fan, second class air con, air con sleeper, to first class sleeper. Prices range for ฿350 to ฿1000+
Found this website online that shows train times, prices and allows you to book tickets. I have not personaly used it so be careful the link is here
Udon Thani has 2 bus stations.
- Bus station #1 is in the city center. Along Central Plaza.
- Bus station #2 is located further out closer towards Nong Khai
Buses destined for Udon Thani depart Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal just about every hour. Prices will range from around ฿300 to ฿500
It can be arranged, however this will easily end up costing far more then any of the other option.
You will be looking at something around ฿6000
It is no Bangkok, or Pattaya but Udon Thani does have quite a few night spots available. Most of the bars do cater towards expats and forigners.
Some of the more notable are.
Day and Night:
Located on Samphan Thamit Alley, just behind Central Plaza. The Day & Night complex has around 20 bars on offer.
Very similar to Day and Night in terms of prices and bars. It is L shaped. It is located near the night market on Prajak Sillapakom Road.
Udon Thani has massage shops scattered all around the city. The highest concentration can be found along Prajak Sillapakom Road near Nutty Park.
Prices seem to average around ฿200 for Thai and ฿300 of Oil.
Bangkok to Udon Thani Guide: Various modes of transport