Situated in the heart of Northeastern Thailand, the small province of Maha
Sarakham is considered to be a regional education centre, earning the name "Taksila
of Isan" (Taksila was a city where education of all branches centered around in
ancient India). The province also houses a sacred Buddha image and has many
historical sites, with the province being the former site of the ancient
Dvaravati city of Nakhon Champa Si. Maha Sarakham's beautiful hand woven silk
and cotton fabrics are sought after for their original patterns.
Maha Sarakham is 470 kilometres from Bangkok and has an area
of approximately 5,291 square kilometres. The province is divided into the
following districts: Muang, Kantharawichai, Kosum Phisai, Wapi Pathum, Borabue,
Phayakkhaphum Phisai, Na Chueak, Chiang Yuen, Na Dun, Kae Dam,Yang Si Surat, Kut
Rang and Chuen Chom.
travel information for mahasarakham
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 and Highway No. 2 to Nakhon
Ratchasima and use Highway No.226 to Buri Ram, then take Highway No. 219 via
Satuek, Phayakkhaphumphisai and Borabue to Maha Sarakham, a total distance of
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from
Bangkok's Mochit 2 Bus Terminal to Maha Sarakham every day. Contact Transport
Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 for more information. The private-owned bus
service providers include Mongkol Tour 0 4371 1072 Cherdchai Tour 0 4374 0359.
There is no direct train from Bangkok to Maha Sarakham. Visitors can
take a train to Khon Kaen and connect a bus to Maha Sarakham. for more
information, call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20.
Visitors can fly from Bangkok to Khon Kaen and then connect a
bus to Maha Sarakham. For more information, call Thai Airways, Tel: 1566, 0 2280
0060, 0 2628 2000.
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