Chilling by the Moon River...
28.03.2013 33 °C
Hat Khu Duea is located in Ubon Ratchathani Province in Northeast of Thailand. It is located by the Moon River which is about 10 to 12 km from Muang Ubon. Hat Khu Duea itself is located in Muang District. Use Highway No 24 to get there. Just follow the boards along the highway as they will lead you straight to Hat Khu Duea.
There are many restaurants on the rafts along the river. Parkings are available in front of the respective restaurant you choose. The food are cheap depending on what you order. Noon and I went together with Noon's aunt, Yai Nuch who is working in Ubon. Joining us were her son and his friend. We paid about 300 to 400Baht for food.
The view was good but the weather was extremely hot the time we went. There were quite a lot of families having lunch there as well. Children jump and swim in the river after their meals. I was lazy to get myself wet so I just sat and look after Niw and Woon. The restaurant provide floats for free. Just inform the waiter or waitress that you need a float and they will ask you to choose the size of the foat. There were few fruit sellers selling fruits by sampan.
The time we went was during Songkran Festival. We went over to Ubon to visit Yai Nuch. During the festival season, we can only sit and take our own sweet time for 2 hours as the restaurants at Hat Khu Duea are getting busy. This is how the owners make money. For me, 2 hours is more than enough.
Hat Khu Duea is a good place to hang out with family and friends during holidays or weekends. This place is comfortable and can be considered cheap as the prices for food and drinks are reasonable.