When is the best time to fly to Udon Thani?
The tropical climate of Udon Thani means that the winter season between November and January is very warm and dry, whilst the summer season between April and October is extremely wet. If you don’t mind the rain, the summer is the best time to find cheap flights to Udon Thani. If you want to visit outside the monsoon season, book your trip in the winter months.
Udon Thani overview
As the fourth largest city in Thailand, Udon Thani is a destination that is often missed by tourists, yet harbours some fascinating cultural, recreational and historical sites. Situated in the Isan region in northeast Thailand, Udon Thani is a considerable distance of 348 miles (560 km) from the country's capital Bangkok, but is a major commercial centre. Udon Thani benefits from being close to the World Heritage site Ban Chiang. Located 22 miles (35 km) east of the city, Ban Chiang is an important archaeological site dating back to the Bronze Age. To the northwest of Udon Thani, you can also visit Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, located near Ban Phu. Dating back over three thousand years, this historical park is considered to be one of the most beautiful attractions in Thailand and is filled with strange rock formations, Bronze Age cave paintings and ancient legends. To see some prominent artefacts from the region's history, take a visit to Udon Thani Provincial Museum, which is situated in an old building near Nong Prajak Public Park in the city centre of Udon Thani. Nong Prajak Public Park is also a popular place to relax, offering a pleasant rural space around a large lake. If you venture out to a village south of Udon Thani, you can reach Wat Pa Ban Tat, a Theravada Buddhist monastery that was once home to the famous philanthropic monk Luangta Maha Bua.