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Ubol Ratana Dam

Location: 50 Kilometers from Khon Kaen, Follow Mitraparp road north towards Udon Thani for about 25 kilometers. Turn left at the large sign for the dam.

What They say: The dam is a hydro-electric one that supplys power for the Issan Region. The tranquil atmosphere and impressive views draws many visitors. astounding 10,000,000 bats live in the mountain. Dusk and dawn sees an army of them fly outwards and back, making for an astonishing visual spectacle.

Admission Charges: Free to visit!

What We Think: It sounds hyped up for the tourists. The fact that resorts and golf courses are scattered around the place is one major reason.

What We Saw: Awaiting Field Report.

Road Lore: Keep your cool going to and from the mountain, Isaan drivers are reputed to be the wildest in Thailand!

 

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