Udon Thani

Udon Thani that is located in the northeast of Thailand is a city located in the region of Isan. Udon Thani has about 247 000 inhabitants. The city is important seen from the administrative center of the province of Udon Thani. The city is located about 600km north-east of Bangkok, and communications with both air and road is good. There is a four-lane highway here.

Udon Thani is also about 50km from the "Friendship Bridge" over the Mekong River to Laos in the north. The main industry in the area is farming where rice farming is the biggest but sugar and other crops is also farmed.

The major and growing source of income is rubber where the rubber from plantations is exported. The area around Udon Thani was already inhabited 6000 years BC and is one of Thailand's oldest settlement, Ban Chiang, is about 50km east of Udon Thani. For a long time the area was ruled by Laos (Lan Xha Empire) or the Khmer Empire.

In the 1700s, the area was under Burmese ruling and domination. King Taksin incorporated area in Thailand in 1772. The city of Udon Thani was founded in the late 1700s by Prince Prajak Sillapakhom, a son of King Rama IV.

The city grew very strongly in the Vietnam War in the 1960's, just because the United States was allowed to put flights and military personnel in the area.

You can fly domestic flight to Udon Thani from Bangkok and the ticket you can buy from home.

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