A really really long way from home is Na Tan in Ubon Ratchathani province of Thailand. Yet we drove here twice to see a famous temple and because the mighty Mekong river here offers not only a great view, but also viewpoints, river rapids, rocks in the middle of the river and more.
The view from the temple Wat Phra To, also known as Wat Pak Saeng (at least a sign said that) is really great. A viewing area right next to the temple gave us a clear view downstream and onto the huge boulders of rocks blowing the flow of the river.
|High water during rainy season|
|Lower water levels in dry season|
It's a very quiet place here and far from any larger city, but well worth to travel to for a day trip.