From Yasothon Province

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 grend on a grand scale year around mid-May. Yasothon is 531 kilometers from Bangkok.

Wat Ban Chiang Pheng

Wat Ban Chiang Pheng

THAI NAME: วัดบ้านเชียงเพ็ง
LOCATION: Pa Tio District in Yasothon Province
GPS: 15.827639 104.441170

Wat Ban Chiang Pheng in Yasothon is very popular with people looking for lottery numbers. A 200 year old boat was found nearby and brought to the temple. But people don’t come to visit out of historical interest. They come to rub the wood to find lottery numbers. It only needs one person to win big and then everyone wants to try their luck. The temple is very crowded in the days leading up to the lottery draw on the 1st and 16th of every month.

Wat Ban Chiang Pheng

Wat Ban Chiang Pheng

Chi River Beach

This is a natural beach formed by the receding water level in the Chi River in the dry season, which is never higher than 70 centimetres. The beach is nearly 2 kilometres long. Locals like to come here to relax and have a meal.

Ban Si Than

Ban Si Than is where typical pillows are made. The village is 20 kilometres from Yasothon on the way to Amnat Charoen. Villagers make Khit pillows and weave after the harvest is done. They are famous products of the province.

Ku Chan

Located at Ban Ngew, Tambon Ku Chan, 12 kms. from Amphoe Kham Khuen Kaeo, KuChan is an ancient pagoda similar to Phra That Phanom. Legend says it has been built in the same period to Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom province.

The old building of Ban Singha Tha

Ban Khum Singha Tha, in Muang municipality, is the old area whose name is found in the city’s history. The area is rich of beautiful old-fashioned buildings which is well preserved, making a nice place to enjoy the cultural rich area.

Hor Trai

Hor Trai, or library of Wat Sra Trinurak. Hor Trai is located in Wat Sra Trinurak, Ban Na Wiang, Moo 1, Tambon Na Wiang, 25 kms. from Yasothon City. The ancient pavilion, over a century old, located amidst pond is housing Buddhist scriptures since ancient time. The Burmese-style wooden architecture is 8.30 metre wide and 10.50 metre long, with 4-level metal-sheet roof and long eaves at all sides. The front door is delicately carved.

Ban Thung Nang Oak

The village is famed for its bamboo basketry for household use and souvenir. The village is located in Amphoe Muang, 8 kms. from Yasothon City via highway 2169 (Yasothon-Kud Chum Rd.)

Phaya Thaen Public Park

Phaya Thaen is a rain god according to the belief of Isan people. Phaya Thaen Public Park is on Chaeng Sanit Road in the municipality. The large area is surrounded by a small waterway and is decorated with flowers and decorative plants. It also has a health park. The park is the venue of various provincial fairs like the Rocket Festival, the annual boat race and the Songkran Festival.