Located at a distance of 583 kilometers from Bangkok, Amnat Charoen Province is situated in the northeastern part of Thailand. This province, known as Land of Dharma, is one of the recently formed regions split off from Ubon Ratchathani province in 1993. Amnat Charoen is located in the Mekong valley. Amnat Charoen is popular for its hand-woven silk cloth and Khit pillows.
The most beautiful destination preferred by the tourists and adventure lovers is the Mekong River. The banks of the river are surrounded by admirable natural beauty. Water rafting is permitted in the rapids of this river. Phu Sa Bua National Park is located in Amnat Charoen. This park contains large mountain ranges surrounding lush green forests that are home of several exotic flora and fauna. Phu Pha Taem Mountain located in this park is decorated with rare prehistoric paintings.
This region is home for various beautiful Buddhist temples and shrines known for their exemplary architecture, highly revered images of Lord Buddha and beautifully decorated mural paintings. Located near Amnat Chareon town, the Phra Mongkhon Ming Muang sanctuary, with its giant Buddha statue placed amidst the scenic Buddha Uttayan Park is worth watching.
Traditional Boat racing festival held during November on the Maekhong River, is one the popular sport events in Amnat Charoen. Another interesting festival is Long Kuang during which unmarried men and women gather and celebrate this event together.
Tourists can board a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani. From here, they can hire a local bus service to reach Amnat Charoen. Alternatively, visitors can also take a direct bus from Bangkok’s Mochit 2 Bus Terminal or hire a car to reach this place.