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Yasothon Tourist Information

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Yasothon was created a separate administrative entity from Ubon in 1972. Here is the home of the famous Bang Fai, the Rocket Festival, which is staged on a grand scale every year around mid - May. Yasothon is 531 kilometers from Bangkok.


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YASOTHON's ATTRACTIONS

Wat Maha That Located in the heart of the city, Phra That Yasothon contains the ashes of Phra Ananda, a prominent follower of the Lord Buddha. An old scripture hall built of carved wood in intricate design in the middle of a pond is where the temple's old scriptures are kept.

Chi River Beach About 1 km. from town, the beach originated from the natural retreat of water level during December and May. It stretches for about 2 kms. with local food shops lining along the beach.

That Kong Khao Noi is an ancient Khmer chedi (pagoda) located at Tambon Tat Thong in Amphoe Muting. Its Buddha image made of bricks is revered by the town people. Traditionally, the image is ritually bathed in the 5th Lunar month (April) in the belief that without the ceremony there will he no ran. Also at Tat Thong village, the Fine Arts Department had conducted an excavation project to research into pre-historic times. Skeletons of prehistoric human were discovered as well as Ban Chiang-style coloring designs.

Ban Si Than This village is famous for silk and cotton hand - made production. Ban Si Than is 20 kilometers from Yasothon municipality on route 202.

Replica of Holy Footprints at Ban Nong Yang. Arnphoe Maha Chanachai, is another place of interest.

Reclining Buddha of Phu Tham Phra is located to the List of Ban Kut line of Amphoe Loeng Nok Tha, 85 kilometers from Yasothon.

Rocket Festival held annually over the second weekend of May, the festival includes as a main feature the rocket procession in which entries of various sizes, varying according to the amount of saltpeter, are intricately decorated. A rocket dance accompanying the procession is joined by the townspeople of all ages and may stretch for as long as several kilometers. The rockets will he launched on the second day of the festival.


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