Category: Kalasin Province

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, Kalasin is a busy agricultural province with considerable attractions. Kalasin is 519 kilometers from Bangkok.

Wat Klang in Amphoe Muang

houses a Buddha image in black and cast in bronze. 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 inscribed ancient Thai letters.

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

Muang Fa Daet Sung Yang

is an ancient town dating back 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 Kalasin Yang Talat highway. The reservoir can hold up to 1260 million c.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

is a small temple in Amphoe Sahatsakhan about 30 kilometers from Kalasin, is where the remains of dinosaurs were 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 kilometres from town.

Phra Buddha Saiyat Phu Khao

About six kilometers away from Sahatsakhan Market is the Reclining Buddha Image carved on the stone cliff. It is different from other reclining Buddha images as 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-crafted product of Kalasin, is hand-woven in unique colourful designs by Phu Thai people of Ban Phon Village, Amphoe Kham Muang. Phu Thai People are descendants of Vietnamese immigrants from Muang Taeng. Phrae Wa silk is available at Kalasin Cultural Center and souvenir shops in the province.