famous for its boisterous Rocket Festival every May,when giant home-made
missiles are launched into the air in a symbolic rain-making gesture.
In the town at Wat Mahathat,Phra That Yasothon is a much-visited
Lao-style chedi,said to be over 1,200 years old. It enshrines holy relics of
Phra Ananda,one of Lord Buddha's chief disciples. That Kong Khao Noi is an
ancient Khmer chedi with a much revered brick and stucco Buddha that is ritually
bathed every April. The handicraft village of Ban Si Than is famed for the
triangular pillows used in most Thai households.
Yasothon has an area of 4,161 square kilometres. It is divided
into the following districts: Muang, Kham Khuean Kaeo, Maha Chana Chai, Pa Tio,
Loeng Nok Tha, Kut Chum, Kho Wang, Sai Mun and Thai Charoen.
travel information for yasothon
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 2
to Ban Phai, then take Highway No. 23 to Yasothon via Borabue and Maha Sarakham
and Roi Et, a total distance of 531 kilometres.
Bangkok-Yasothon buses depart from Mochit 2 Bus Terminal every
day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit
www.transport.co.th for more information.
There is no direct train running to Yasothon. Visitors can
take a train to Ubon Ratchathani, then continue the trip by bus to Roi Et. Call
1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information.
There is no direct flight to Yasothon. Visitors can fly from
Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani and continue the trip by bus to Yasothon.
Distances from Amphoe Mueang
to Other Districts
Kham Khuean Kaeo
Maha Chana Chai
Loeng Nok Tha