Ubon Ratchathani is one of the fastest growing cities in Thailand. Close to the trading routes in Vietnam, Cambodia anf Laos it is devoloping fast. It is also a culinary paradise and with a spectacular yearly candle festival.
Once a year the city of Yasothon is put on the map for its famous rocket festival. Once the bamboo rockets were made by monks. Now there is a competition in the area for the best and strongest rockets. This event is going on in the countryside as well. The point is to get generous amounts of water for the rice season.