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Ubon Ratchathani

The escutcheon of Ubon Ratchathani shows a pond with lotus flowers. Ubon is a general name for flowers of the family of water lilies, including the lotus. The people that founded this city originally came from the region of Nong Bua Lamphu, a marshland (nong) with lotus flowers (bua), South of Wiangchan (now Vientiane). They fled their land when a great (racha) danger was imminent and they choose to use this event and the memory of their homeland of lotuses in the naming of their new city.

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