Ubon Ratchatani

Lat/Long = 15°13'39”N, 104°51'26”E

GPS = 15.227395,104.854892

Open 9AM - 4PM, Wednesday - Sunday

The Ubon Ratchathani National Museum is in an interesting old building that was the former city hall of Ubon.  Constructed in 1918, the one-storey building alone is worth a visit because it's a piece of history with beautiful hardwood floors and authentic colonial-style architecture   Admission for foreigners is 100B, 20B for Thai citizens.  Although relatively small compared to other museums there are a number of items of interest to anyone who studies Khmer archeology.  In particular, there's an open-air gallery outside the main building that contains several original sandstone lintels from Khmer prasats in Ubon Province and surrounding areas.  Inside the main building there are two small galleries with archeological artifacts: the fourth and fifth.  The forth gallery contains artifacts from the Dvaravati and pre-Angkor (Chenla) civilizations.  The fifth gallery contains Khmer artifacts from the 15th to 18th century BE, including a well-preserved lion figure and two sandstone statues of Ganesha.  Photographs of some of the well-known prasats before they were restored are displayed on the wall.

Ubon Ratchatani National Museum