Kalasin Travel Guide, Kalasin Travel Information, Kalasin Thailand

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Welcome to Kalasin
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Phra That Yaku
Kalasin is 519 kilometers from Bangkok and administratively divided into 18 districts, an occupying are of 7,055.07 square kilometers. The characteristics of the area are mountainous along the Phuphan Range in the upper part while the middle part is hilly area with the alteration of deciduous forest.

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region. According to archaeological evidence, it points that the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose civilization dates back to about 1,600 years ago. The historical evidence points out that the city was first established during the Rattanakosin period in 1793. Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled on the bank of the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Then, he sent tribute to King Rama I, the Great who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong as a city and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (a black water town), which later became an important city. ‘Kala’ means ‘black’; ‘sin’ means ‘water’, so Kalasin means ‘black water.’ The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon’ who became the first ruler of Kalasin.
North : Udon Thani and Sakon Nakhon
East : Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan
South : Roi Et and Maha Sarakham
West : Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani
Distances to Other Provinces
Maha Sarakham 45 km Sakhon Nakhon 128 km
Roi-Et 45 km Udon Thani 193 km
Khon Kaen 76 km Nakhon Phanom 220 km

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Kamalasai 12 km Huai Phueng 60 km
Yang Talat 16 km Nong Kung Si 62 km
Khong Chai 26 km Kuchinarai 79 km
Don Chan 32 km Kham Muang 81 km
Rong Kham 39 km Sam Chai 85 km
Sahatsakhan 39 km Na Khu 88 km
Somdet 40 km Tha Khantho 99 km
Na Mon 42 km Khao Wong 103 km
Huai Me 48 km    
Festivals & Events
Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair
When: February - March
Where: In front of city hall
Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair is held annually during in February - March in front of city hall, Mueang District. Featuring the Pong Lang Contest (Northeastern Folk Music) and Phrae Wa silk exhibition. Enjoy cultural performances and local entertainment, and sales of a wide variety of merchandise at very reasonable prices. Wichit Phrae Wa Silk Festival
Wichit Phrae Wa Silk Festival
Wichit Phrae Wa Silk Festival
When: August
Where: In front of city hall
Wichit Phrae Wa Silk Festival is held annually in August, at in front of city hall, Mueang District. Let's see Phrae Wa Silk parade, Phrae Wa silk contest, demonstration show and selling of Phrae Wa silk handicraft products, fashion show, Pong Lang Music show and Phrae Wa Night for charity.