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Kalasin Tourist Information

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Comparatively small among its sister provinces of the Northeast Kalasin was once relegated to the status of an Amphoe before being restored its present administrative entity. Despite its smallness Kakasin is a busy agricultural province with considerable attractions Kalasin is 519 kilometers from Bangkok.

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Wat Klang in Amphoe Wang houses a Buddha image in black and cast in bronze enshrined. Of fine craftsmanship, it is the main image of the province, and during any dry spell, it is borne aloft on a procession to plead for rain. At the base of the image are inscribes ancient Thai letters.

In addition to the black Buddha image, Wat Klang also houses large replica of the Holy Footprint made in sandstone. Moulded during the reign of the Lawa, the footprint used to he located on the bank of the Lam Pao River but was removed to Wat Klang when the bank became eroded.

Culture & Tourism Promotion Center located in the area of the Thirawat Hospital exhibits ways of life of the local people as well as sells selected item, of Kalasin local products such as Phrae Wa fabric, local musical instniments, etc.

Muang Fa Daet Sung Yang is an ancient town dating hack over 1.000 years. Major attractions include the Phra That Ya Khu, a huge brick stupa decorated with stucco reliefs, and carved sandstone boundary markers depicting episodes from the Life of the Lord Buddha, now at Wat Pho Chai Semaram The town is located in Amphoe Kamalasai, 19 kilometers away from Kalasin.

Lam Pao Dam built across the Lam Pao and Huay Yang rivers is thirty five kilometers from town center on the KalasinYang Talat highway. The reservoir can hold tip to 1,260 million cu.m. Of water and is as beautiful as any natural lake. Along the bank of the reservoir has been built an open zoo to serve as a major attraction of the Northeast.

Wat Sakkawan a small temple in Amphoe Sahatsakhan about 30kilometcrs from Kalasin, is where the remains of dinosaurs arc discovered.

Phra Phrom Phumipalo is a Buddha image in the Manwichai Posture with a spread of 10.5 meters across the knees. It is located on the Phu Singh Mount in Amphoe Sahatsakhan 32 kilometers from town.

Phra Buddha Saiyat Phu Khao abou six kilometers away from Sahatsakhan Market is the Reclining Buddh Image carved on the stone cliff. It is different from other reclining Buddha images in the the figure reclines on the left-side instead of the normal right-side. Built around 1692, the image is highly venerated by local worshippers.

Phrae Wa Silk a most renowned hand-craftcc product of Kalasin, is hand-woven in unique colourful designs by Phi. Thai people of Ban Phon Village, Amphoe Kham Muting. Phu Tha People are descendants of Vietnamese immigrants from Muang Taeng Phrae Wa silk is available at Kalasin Cultural Center and souvenir shops in the province.

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