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I am considering moving to Ubon in the next year. I have a GF there who makes good money, has a house and 2 cars. I have visited a few times and like the people. I am from the US but used to a slower paced lifestyle. Money is really not an issue. My question is what is there to do in Ubon. Yeah i know about the lotus, big C, no movies in English. I know where to play golf, but have never played on the military course there. Anyone live in Ubon and have the 411 on what it is like there? Thanks in advance for the help.

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I am considering moving to Ubon in the next year.  I have a GF there who makes good money, has a house and 2 cars.  I have visited a few times and like the people.  I am from the US but used to a slower paced lifestyle.  Money is really not an issue.  My question is what is there to do in Ubon.  Yeah i know about the lotus, big C, no movies in English.  I know where to play golf, but have never played on the military course there.  Anyone live in Ubon and have the 411 on what it is like there?  Thanks in advance for the help.

There are not much night life to do there.. except eat out and lil shopping places

There Some water falls places etc.. You can probably go rent DVD movies (English Lang)

I like to go out and eat at night there and enjoy a cooler weather than day time..

there is a place called "Hat kru dur" it's like a floating houses in the middle of a river where they serves you appetitzers and beers etc.. (real peaceful)

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G'Day

OK, let up date your information little bit...

Not so much to do in night life and as most of the Ubon farang, they come and go,, not so many stay here( I live now 8yrs,,,i think)

As you said normal thinkg's Lotus,Big-C and rumors telling that Cental is preparing..

MOVIES yes we have now, SK Shopping park, by the "Clock" tower, 3rd floot now operating by management, was build MVP, starting on next mth, MAJOR Cineplex is taking over and we do have Original Sound track movies.

Also next year(long term plans) next year we will have 1st ever normal bowling alley here as well, SO alteast something to do, other thatn that, i have trying to get some other farang together, but seems to be trnd that who ever come here, leave they smiling face somewhere else,,,,but fell free to mail me when you are here and i will have time to welcome New Bro to Ubon.

also you can mail me directly for faster answer.

-Marco-

I am considering moving to Ubon in the next year.  I have a GF there who makes good money, has a house and 2 cars.  I have visited a few times and like the people.  I am from the US but used to a slower paced lifestyle.  Money is really not an issue.  My question is what is there to do in Ubon.  Yeah i know about the lotus, big C, no movies in English.  I know where to play golf, but have never played on the military course there.  Anyone live in Ubon and have the 411 on what it is like there?  Thanks in advance for the help.

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You can buy vcd/dvd from the top floor of Robinson’s department store also you can rent them from a rent store that’s on the main road that runs through the middle of Udorn

It’s called VIDEO EZY.

New Films cost 30B

Old Films cost 20B

Late returns 10B

There is a new massage company on the Udorn web site [im looking forward to trying it] :o

Also there is a good night club behind the Charonsri hotel; I think it’s called THE YELLOW BIRD.

Also plenty of Falang eating places. :D

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Pros: It,s a great central place for getting about and seeing the sights; parks, waterfalls ,temples etc.

Cons: That's if you make it out of the town. It is a nightmare to get in,out,and navigate around.

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You do noticed that Subject is UBON?if one is going to move UBON why he would get massage in UDORN?? or buy Vcd's? :D:o

You can buy vcd/dvd from the top floor of Robinson’s department store also you can rent them from a rent store that’s on the main road that runs through the middle of Udorn

It’s called VIDEO EZY.

New Films cost 30B

Old Films cost 20B

Late returns 10B

There is a new massage company on the Udorn web site [im looking forward to trying it]  :D

Also there is a good night club behind the Charonsri hotel; I think it’s called THE YELLOW BIRD.

Also plenty of Falang eating places. :D

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You do noticed that Subject is UBON?if one is going to move UBON why he would get massage in UDORN?? or buy Vcd's? :D  :o

You can buy vcd/dvd from the top floor of Robinson’s department store also you can rent them from a rent store that’s on the main road that runs through the middle of Udorn

It’s called VIDEO EZY.

New Films cost 30B

Old Films cost 20B

Late returns 10B

There is a new massage company on the Udorn web site [im looking forward to trying it]   :D

Also there is a good night club behind the Charonsri hotel; I think it’s called THE YELLOW BIRD.

Also plenty of Falang eating places. :D

:D oops!! perhaps to much law kaw sorry

The Yellow Bird Club wiuld still be worth the trip :D

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Cons: That's if you make it out of the town. It is a nightmare to get in,out,and navigate around.

Martin,

Horses for courses mate. The couple of times that I have driven thru Surin I have been completely bamboozled (Mind you it might have been something to do with the amount of grog I drank at a certain establishment). Driving around Ubon is a piece of cake once youve been there a few times.

:o

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thanks for the tips guys. the rock, ubar seem to be the hot spots according to GF. I have been to the rock. It is like a poor man's hollywood in bkk. The singer said to be careful as it was the "cold season". it must have got down to 60f that night. there is also a rental place for vcd/dvd in lotus. close to the mister donut.

anyone play golf at the military course by the airport? I have played close to laos on the reservoir. 9 hole course but no carts. hard for this farang to make 18 on foot. The locals around there couldn't break 90. Is that usual for thai golfers. If so, a man could make a living if you could just get them to bet. Im sure they would if you give them enough strokes.

farang food is another issue i wish someone could expand on. thanks again

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careful as it was the "cold season".  it must have got down to 60f that night.  there is

I stayed in Ubon Province one season near the Mae Kong river and it does indeed get pretty cold, at night anyways. A few early mornings pre-dawn I could have sworn it dropped below freezing. If you go there bring a jacket, and a hat, and some gloves. There are a few sites to see around the Province -- temples, interesting geography, temples on interesting geography, pre-historic cave paintings, and of course the river can be fun -- but nothing spectacular.

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careful as it was the "cold season".   it must have got down to 60f that night.  there is

I stayed in Ubon Province one season near the Mae Kong river and it does indeed get pretty cold, at night anyways. A few early mornings pre-dawn I could have sworn it dropped below freezing. If you go there bring a jacket, and a hat, and some gloves. There are a few sites to see around the Province -- temples, interesting geography, temples on interesting geography, pre-historic cave paintings, and of course the river can be fun -- but nothing spectacular.

Ubon for the best fishing in thailand, cheapest carhire, best Gai Yang and Lao Khao, the people are great, been visiting there for over 40 years , hope to manage another 40 :o nignoy

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G'Day

Yeah it's getting Pretty cold time to time,, but lowest so far last 8yrs here i have measured outside Ubon town is +11, during night time,, with the wind that is darn freezing,,, all windows closed and under two blankets,,,

and im orign from Finland,,,,,

But could not find better place to live,,,

careful as it was the "cold season".   it must have got down to 60f that night.  there is

I stayed in Ubon Province one season near the Mae Kong river and it does indeed get pretty cold, at night anyways. A few early mornings pre-dawn I could have sworn it dropped below freezing. If you go there bring a jacket, and a hat, and some gloves. There are a few sites to see around the Province -- temples, interesting geography, temples on interesting geography, pre-historic cave paintings, and of course the river can be fun -- but nothing spectacular.

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Cons: That's if you make it out of the town. It is a nightmare to get in,out,and navigate around.

Martin,

Horses for courses mate. The couple of times that I have driven thru Surin I have been completely bamboozled (Mind you it might have been something to do with the amount of grog I drank at a certain establishment). Driving around Ubon is a piece of cake once youve been there a few times.

:D

Yes I guess your right if you know it. Coming in from Surin though the signs to Ubon stop 5km's out. Been there a few times,but missed it last week. Missed the left turn down a side street by the temple wall that goes down past the railway station. :o

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I am considering moving to Ubon in the next year.  I have a GF there who makes good money, has a house and 2 cars.  I have visited a few times and like the people.  I am from the US but used to a slower paced lifestyle.  Money is really not an issue.  My question is what is there to do in Ubon.  Yeah i know about the lotus, big C, no movies in English.  I know where to play golf, but have never played on the military course there.  Anyone live in Ubon and have the 411 on what it is like there?  Thanks in advance for the help.

Mate,

My advice to you is to try it out for a few months. Before you get over here drop a line to a few of us locals and we will surely make sure you enjoy yourself. Also will increase our database of farangs in the area.

If you dont like it you can always move on but the longer you stay here and the more people you meet the better the place gets. Just got back from a week in Bangkok and was ever so glad to get back to the quiet life.

Enjoy :o:D:D

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