Kalasin Attractions, Attractions in Kalasin, what to do in Kalasin, Kalasin Sightseeing

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Historical Sites
Phraya Chaiyasunthon Monument (Thao Somphamit)
Location : Mueang District
Phraya Chaiyasunthon Monument
Phraya Chaiyasunthon Monument
Thao Somphamit is the first founder of Kalasin City. So the people of Kalasin donated the money to build this monument to express their gratitude to the founder of the city. This statue is located in front of the post office in the city of Kalasin. The life-sized monument is made from bronze in a standing position with the right hand holding a teapot, and left hand holding a magic sword.
Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang
Location : Kamalasai District
Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang is ancient town, sometimes called Fa Daet Sung Yang, or some people call it Mueang Sema due to its geographical look that resembles Sema - a boundary stone. The town surrounded by earthen mounds with the length of about 5 kilometers. The moat sits in the middle of the two earthen mounds. From archaeological findings, it was found that the town had been inhabited since the pre-history period. During the 8th - 10th Century, or the Dvaravati period, the city became more developed. Evidence for its civilization are religious ruins in and around the city.

How to get there: Take Highway No.214 (Kalasin-Roi Et). From Kalasin town, drive for 13 kilometers to Kamalasai, then turn right and drive for 6 kilometers.
Phra That Yaku
Location : Kamalasai District
Phra That Yaku
Phra That Yaku
Phra That Yaku or Phra That Yai is the biggest Chedi in the Mueang Fah Daed Song Yang and many ancient remains were found in the area of Mueang Fah Daed Song Yang. Phra That Yaku is in a square shape decorated with plaster work. There are stairs on the 4 directions. It is the architectural style of Dvaravadee Kingdom. Next to it is an 8-cubic Chedi which was built according to the Chedi style in the Ayudhaya Kingdom. The bell and the tip were built according to the Rattanakosin Kingdom’s architectural style. From the 3 architectural style combination, it is assumed that this Chedi was built during the Dvaravadee Kingdom. Then, it was ruined as time passed. During the Ayudhaya Kingdom, a Chedi was built on top of the old one and during the Rattanakosin Kingdom, the tip was added.

Inside the Chedi, the villagers believed that the ash of the popular monk was located. This was noticed because during the defeat of Chiangsom of the war, they destroyed all the works in Muang Fah Daed Song Yang except Phra Tad Yaku. Therefore, the villagers held a worshipping festival for this Chedi during April to May in order to ask for the rain and peace for the village. If you have a chance to visit this city, it is worth your visit.

How to get there : Phra That Yaku is located in Nong Pan Sub-district, Kamalasai District. The tourists can travel by taking the highway 214 from Kalasin to Roi-Ed which is around 19 kilometers or from Kamalasai District take the street in front of Kamalasai School for around 6 kilometers to Saema junction, then turn right to the gravel road for around 500 meters.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Phu Nam Jun
Location : Kuchinarai District
Phu Nam Jun is the first place that was found fish fossil in Thailand which is more than hundreds of fish fossils was discovered. The fish discovered is the Lepitose, the biggest fresh-water fish with the length at 30 -60 centimeters and was alive 65 million years ago and was distinctive together with the dinosaurs. Most of the fish fossils discovered were in good condition. The oxygen is an important aspect that prevents bacteria from eating the fossil. Therefore, it was left over until now.

Phu Nam Jun is located in Baan Dong Nhua, Lao Yai Sub-district, Kuchinarai District of Kalasin province. It used to be a big swamp back in the old days and it was a plentiful swamp with more than 3 meters depth. From a plentiful swamp, it suddenly dried out and the animals around started to evacuate away from this swamp. The fish started to find its way to live by digging into the soil. However, the fish died anyway since the water was all dried out. Then, around thousand years afterwards the area here eroded and occurred as a river followed by the upheaval of the Pupan Mountain at Khaowong District into a shape like a boat which is called the shape of Kuchinarai. Then, the middle part was scoured into valleys making the surrounded mountains visible.

How to get there: Phu Nam Jun is in the area of the Phu Loei Conserved Forest. Take the highway 2042 to Kuchinarai District and turn left to the highway 2291 for around 7 kilometers.
Religious Sites
Wat Klang
Location : Mueang District
Wat Klang is a third-class royal temple. This temple is housing a Buddha image named Ong Dam which made from bronze with a lap 20 inches wide. The pedestal of the image bears an inscription in ancient Thai stating that the image was built during the period of King Khu Na Kham. Phraya Chaisunthon designated it province’s main Buddha statue, and it grew to be highly revered by locals. During droughts, locals display the image in processions to beg for rain.

Within the temple’s compound, there is an Ubosot (chapel), which was once an extension from the old building. The Thai-style Ubosot is decorated with Chofa (gable finials) and Bai Raka (crockets). The wooden doors are ornately carved to depict the story of the Lord Buddhaand the Buddhist theme is continued on at the windows. There are stucco door statues - “guardians” - in the front and at the rear. The Ubosot houses murals depicting the story of one of the Buddha’s past lives as a prince.

How to get there: Wat Klang is located near Phraya Chaisunthon Monument.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Wat Si Bunruang (Wat Nua)
Location : Mueang District
Wat Si Bunrueang is ancient temple located next to Wat Klang, in the municipality. Some heart-shaped stones that marked the limits of a temple in Fa Daet Song Yang are kept here. The most beautiful boundary stone depicts an angel flying above a castle with a king and his family portrayed in the lower part. The boundary stones exemplify traditional Northeastern art.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Phu Por Buddhist Place
Phu Por Buddhist Place
Phu Por Buddhist Place
Location : Mueang District
Phu Por Buddhist Place is housed 2 ancient reclining Buddha statues built in the Dvaravadee Kingdom which both statues are respected of people in Kalasin province and nearby provinces. It is located at Phu Por Sub-district, Mueang Kalasin District around 28 kilometers to the north of the Kalasin city. The first statue buddha is located on the foothills on the ascent while the second statue buddha is located on Phu Por. Apart from being the location of both Buddha statues, Phu Por also has beautiful nature suitable for relaxation. The villagers always held a celebration ceremony for both statues in April of every year.

Phu Por is a sandstone mountain with the peak at 336 meters high from the mean sea level. The north side of the mountain is the area of Sahatkan District and on the south side is the area of Mueang Kalasin District, the resources for various rocks from the ancient time. On the west side in the area of Wat Pra In Pratanporn Baan Ponekum, Phupor Sub-district, Mueang Kalasin District, is where the carved picture of the 2 reclining Buddha Statues are located. Both carved pictures are on the rock cliff with different levels. The first one is on the wall underneath the cliff on the footh ill, around 5 meters from the ground of the temple. The other one is almost on the peak around 80 meters from the ground. There are stairs leading the tourists to it.

The first carved Buddha picture was built around the 12th – 14th Buddhist Era with the Dvaravadee architectural style. The length of the picture is around 3.30 meters and 1.27 meters wide. The floor beneath this picture was also carved like a cloth underneath the Buddha statue and also with pillows underneath the head and the feet. Around the Buddha, were carved into flowers compared like the hollow of the Buddha. The Buddha is laying the head on his hands turned to the north direction and facing the west direction.

The second carved Buddha picture was built around the 18th – 19th Buddhist Era with the Dvaravadee architectural style combined with the Sukothai architectural style. The length of the picture is around 5.2 meters and 1.5 meters long. The Buddha is around 55 centimeters curved out from the wall. The Buddha is lying down in the Sihasaiya Style with the head facing the north and a little bit to the west. The rock underneath the Buddha was carved into a bed-shaped. This carved picture is more delicate than most of the carved pictures.

How to get there: Phu Por Buddhist Place is located in Phu Po Sub District, Mueang District, approximately 28 kilometers north of Kalasin township area along Highway No. 2319.
Wat Pho Chai Semaram
Location : Kamalasai District
Wat Pho Chai Semaram
Wat Pho Chai Semaram
Wat Pho Chai Semaram or known as name of Wat Ban Kom is an old temple which collection a lot of old boundary stones of gigantic sizes. The boundary stones of this temple found in Fa Daet Song Yang and it have different from those discovered in other regions, as they were usually carved telling Jataka stories and the life of the Lord Buddha. Some of these boundaries stones are kept at the same place where they were discovered and others are kept and displayed at Khon Khaen National Museum.

These boundary stones found here are different from those discovered in other regions. The famous boundary stone “Phimpha Philap”, which is now kept in Khon Kaen National Museum, was carved telling the stories and the life of the Lord Buddha when coming back from Kabilapat with his father and his son and Yasodhara washed the feet of Lord Buddha with her hair.

The interesting features in the temple are the boundary stones from Dhavaravati period which form the temple wall and some of them are kept in the temple.

How to get there: Wat Pho Chai Semaram is located opposite to the entrance of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang in Nong Paen Sub-district, Kamalasai District, Kalasin District, 7 kilometers west from Kamalasai town.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4381 1620
Phu Sing Buddhist Place
Location : Sahassakhan District
Phu Sing Buddhist Place
Phu Sing Buddhist Place
Phu Sing Buddhist Place is housed of Phra Prom Pumpalo which created on year 1966, is a big Buddha Statue in the position of subduing Mara with the lap measure at 10.5 meters on the southern side of Phu Singh mountain. This Buddha Statue was planned to be the center of the Buddhist in Kalasin province and for the auspiciousness of the province.

Nowadays, Phra Prom Pumpalo is the center of Buddhist and meditation center for the Buddhist. Being up here, the view of the Chonlapratan Dam is visible and also the city of Nonburi. On the east side is the view of Phu Por, Phu Kaow, Phu Peng and Phu Kum Kaow compared like the garden. On the west side is the Kan Toh mountain in Ta Kan Toh District which is also the sunset view point.

In each year, there is the Tak Bat Thevorohana Ceremony, which is a big event of Kalasin province. Many Buddhist in Kalasin and nearby provinces join this event.

How to get there: Phu Sing Buddhist Place is located on Phu Sing Hill, about 34 kilometers from Kalasin downtown. There are 2 routes to travel up this mountain which are the 299 steps of stairs and the 3 kilometers pavement.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Wat Phutthanimit
Location : Sahassakhan District
Wat Phutthanimit
Wat Phutthanimit
Wat Phutthanimit is located on the top of Phu Khao Mountain. This is a small monastery housing the Phu Khao Reclining Buddha. This Reclining Buddha is different from general ones i.e. lying on left side of the body instead of lying on the right side and there is no finial. The legend says that this Reclining Buddha was made during the year 1,300-1,500 and is generally revered by villagers. The temple also has an open wooden Ubosot (chapel), of which the windows, doors and ceilings are beautifully carved to depict the life of the Lord Buddha and reincarnation stories. There is also Wihan Sangkhanimit, the image hall, which houses rare Buddha images and amulets. Homage Paying Fair of this image takes place during Songkran Festival of every year.

How to get there: Wat Phutthanimit is located at Ban Na Si Nuan, about 7 kilometers from Sahassakhan District and 4 kilometers from Phu Sing.
Museums
Kalasin Museum
Location : Mueang District
Kalasin Museum is located at the former city hall of Kalasin with an aim to show the collections of good things in Kalasin. It is the museum that tells the story of Mueang Kalasin and also the pride of the people here as a knowledge center for the youth. Kalasin province is a province with more than 1,600 years of history.

The museum is divided into rooms as follow:

1. The Phu Thai cultural room

Phu Thai lived in many Kalasin Districts such as Khao Wong, Kuchinarai, Kummuang, Somdet, Naku and Samchai. Phu Thai is a community evacuated from Mueang Nam Noi Oi Nhu in the Sib Song Ju Thai country. They evacuated pass Vietnam and Laos over the Mekong River and settled down on the northeast region of Thailand especially in Kalasin.

2. Praewa Chalermprakiat Museum Room
This room occurred from the King and the Queen are interested in the beauty of the Praewa silk made by the Phu Thai people in Kummuang Districts. The room is dedicated to the King and Queen during the proceed to Kammuang Districts. The Praewa silk was accepted into the SUPPORT which is the royal grace to the Kalasin people.

3. Parbnitat Culture Room
The room is divided into the way of living of the community with temple and the geography of the province. It displays the wax model that shows the culture of the Kalasin province.

4. Mueang Daed Fah Song Yang Room
Nowadays, it is Baan Kom where the Phra Tad Yaku is at the ancient city during the Dvaravadee Kingdom.

5. Chao Mueang Room
This room is the family tree to show the relationship of each ruler’s family which gathers the statue of the former rulers since Phraya Chai Soontorn, the first ruler.

6. Kon Dee Sri Kalasin Room
This room is gathers the important persons in Kalasin province who dedicated themselves for the city.

7. Phra Put Ming Mueang Kalasin Room
This room is gathers the popular amulets in Kalasin province.

8.Free of drug Room
This room is shows the strategy of Kalasin province to deal with drugs.

9. Contemporary Arts Room
This room is shows the painting of Phraya Narissaranuwattiwong.

10. Souvenir Room
Is where the local souvenir and OTOP products are sold.

11. Products Made from Sugar Cane Room
This room is shows the process of growing sugar cane and the transformation of sugar cane into product.

12. Products Made from Cassava Room
Is worth visiting since it shows the process in growing and transforming it into various kinds of products.
Opening Hours : Mon - Fri from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4381 5805
Sirindhorn Museum
Location : Sahassakhan District
Sirindhorn Museum
Sirindhorn Museum
Sirindhorn Museum is the first dinosaur fossil museum in Thailand establishing for the purposes of study and research, preserving the fossils as references, and geological tourism. The museum is composed of a research building for dinosaur fossils and others vertebrate, and an exhibition building, and is opened to public. The exhibition divided into 9 zones which are the origin of the earth and universe, the origin of human being, Paleozoeic Era (the era of the human development), Mesozoeic Era (the era of dinosaurs and reptiles), Thai Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs’ Lifestyles, Bring back the dinosaurs, Zenoloeic Era (the era of mammals), the story of human beings.

Sirindhorn Museum, its interiors are filled with mysterious walkways guiding visitors to travel back in time to the Paleozoic Era, approximately 200 million years ago. Walking through the tunnels, visitors reach various exhibitions on Geology, the beginnings of the Earth and how it was formed, as well as the evolution of living creatures such as dinosaurs and humans.

Highlights include life-sized skeletons of the many important dinosaur species discovered in this area, such as Phuwiangosaurussirindhornae, Siamosaurussuteethorni and Siamotyrannusisanensis. In addition, also displayed in the museum is the actual archaeological dig site where fossils of six dinosaurs were unearthed.

Moreover, this museum also offers youth camp, meeting room, restaurants and souvenirs shop to service the tourists.

How to get there: Sirindhorn Museum and Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site are situated in the foothills of Phu Kum Khao Mountain in Sahatsakhan District, approximately 28 kilometers from Kalasin Town. To get there, take Highway 227 (Kalasin - Sahatsakhan) for 28 kilometers. Two kilometers before Sahatsakhan, you will come to an intersection. Turn right and continue for another 1 kilometer.
Opening Hours : Tue - Sun from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : Adult 100 Baht, Child 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 4387 1014, 0 4387 1613
Museum of Prehistory at Wat Ponpiman
Location : Khao Wong District
Museum of Prehistory at Wat Ponpiman
Museum of Prehistory at Wat Ponpiman
The Museum of Prehistory at Wat Ponpiman (Wat Pa Puttabat) was founded by Father Jindarattanaporn (Phra Ajarn Sakda Thammatoh) the abbot of the house of priest with Dr. Varavut Sutheethorn, the expert in Earth Resource, discovered a tree turned into stone and also the fish fossil during the dinosaur period on Phu Loey which is around 4 kilometers from the north. After that, the temple collected and gathered them and turned the temple into a museum and allowed the tourists to visit since then.

The museum is exhibitions of animal fossils and minerals classified orderly. There are also dinosaur fossils that are over 100 million years old. The outstanding fossils in this exhibition are the fossils of the fish that are still in a complete shape. There is information showing the name and the place where it is found.

How to get there: From Kuchinarai District, take the highway 2291 to Khao Wong District for around 16 kilometers. Before arriving at Khao Wong District for around 3.5 kilometers take the left junction for around 5 kilometers to Baan Pon Sawang School junction. Then, turn right pass Wat Pon Sawang for 500 meters. The temple is on the left side.
Natural Attractions
Lam Pao Dam
Location : Yang Talat District
Lam Pao Dam
Lam Pao Dam
Lam Pao Dam is earth dam built across the Pal and Huai Yang rivers, creating a double reservoir. The dam extends into Yang Talad District, Kamalasai District and Kong Chai District and it is 33 meters high from water level and is 7.8 kilometers long. It was built to alleviate floods, help agriculture and is also used for fish breeding. There is Dok Ket Beach is located at Km.3, it is a popular rest spot for locals.

How to get there: This dam can be reached by taking Highway No. 209 (Kalasin - Maha Sarakham) for 10 kilometers, turn right and drive for 26 kilometers.
Lam Pao Wildlife Conservation Development and Promotion Station (Suan Sa-on)
Location : Yang Talat District
This place also known as Suan Sa-on is located in east of Lam Pao Dam with cover an area 1,420 rai and is quite an abundant deciduous dipterocarp forest. Suan Sa-on is a natural open zoo with plenty of wildlife, including over 130 of the rare red gaur, which is the symbol of the park and also other fauna like gibbons, monkeys, various kinds of domestic and migratory birds, along with nature trails. Resorts and camping sites are also available for visitors.

How to get there: Take Highway No. 209 (Kalasin - Maha Sarakham) for 10 kilometers, then turn right and drive for 26 kilometers to reach Lam Pao Dam. From Lam Pao Dam, continue further along the crest for approximately 4 kilometers. Otherwise, take the Kalasin - Sahatsakhan route (Highway No. 227) for 19 kilometers, then turn left and drive for 5 kilometers to reach Suan Sa-on.
Opening Hours : Daily from 07.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4381 5806
Buddha Park Huai Sang Kiev Reservoir
Location : Somdet District
Buddha Park Huai Sang Kiev Reservoir is located in Ban Lao Phupan, Sang Badan Sub-District and situated 42 kilometers from Kasasin City. This place is housing a Buddha image name Phra Phut Somdej Chumyen Ming Mueang Kalasin and has beautiful view surrounding with the river.
Kaeng Ka-Am Waterfall
Location : Somdet District
Kaeng Ka-Am is small waterfall cascading down a long row of rocks and has a wide, open rock plateau suitable for relaxation.

How to get there: This waterfall is located about 55 kilometers from Kalasin on the Kalasin-Sakon Nakhon route on Highway No. 213, 300 meters from the highway on the left.
Sawoey Cliff
Sawoey Cliff
Sawoey Cliff
Location : Somdet District
Sawoey Cliff, it was originally called Rang Raeng Cliff. Then, on 12th November 1955, the King and the Queen had a meal at this cliff in the chance of visiting the northeastern region. Therefore, it was named Sawoey Cliff since then. (Sawoey means eat)

Nowadays, Sawoey Cliff is a relaxing point on the Phupan Mountain. As soon as the tourists arrive here, they will find 2 big dinosaur statues; one a herbivore kind the other a carnivore kind. Both dinosaurs are like the signature of this cliff. The overall atmosphere is shady with a lot of trees and wind blowing all the time. Therefore, it is suitable for a walk and relaxing. If the tourists want to see the view, they can walk to the cliff where they can see the view on the west side of Phupan mountain clearly. Moreover, there are restaurants and Sala to service the tourists before they restart their journey again.

How to get there: Sawoey Cliff is located on the Phupan Mountain in the area of Baan Kang Ka Arm, Pha Sawoey Sub-district, Somdet District, Kalasin province. It is around 17 kilometers away from the municipality district of Somdet District and 58 kilometers from the town centre. From Somdet District, follow the highway 213 to Phupan District, Sakhon Nakhon province. Then, when you arrive at the 101 - 102 km. milestone, the Sawoey cliff is on the left side.
Koh Maharat
Koh Maharat
Koh Maharat
Location : Nong Kungsri District
Koh Maharat is Public Park for relaxing located in Lam Pao Dam, Nong Kungsri District opposite Laem Non Viset. There is boat transfer and a motor ferry.
Ched Si Waterfall
Location : Kuchinarai District
Ched Si Waterfall surrounded by the Mixed Deciduous Forest and it is located in Lam Huay Chang, Khum Khii Yang Village. Along the stream overlaid small and big emerged rocks. Stream flows almost throughout the year.
Administered by : Phu Pha Wua Forest Park
Famue Daeng Cave
Location : Kuchinarai District
Famue Daeng cave or known as name palm-print cave located on the Pha Phueng mountain. It was discovered and publicized during 1973 and 1980. Paintings of as many as 174 red palms were disclosed during a prehistoric painting survey conducted by the Department of Fine Arts Division of Archeology at Phu Pha Phueng.

This is the largest number of red palm paintings found in the Kingdom of Thailand. Such paintings are regarded as important historical evidences in making a search for the lost account of past events of a society. With respect to these palm paintings Mr. Pisit Charoenwong from the Fine Arts Department, explained that it would be impossible to tell the exact age of prehistoric paintings of palm types. Painting techniques might be sorted out into palm print type, spray type, lined pattern and solid painting. The age of Phu Pha Phueng should be around 2,000 years, taking into account that the paintings found are similar to the prehistoric paintings at Pha Taem at Khong Chiam district, Ubon Ratchathani province where paintings of other accounts, such as, man and animals, also exist. Currently, such palm paintings are gradually fading as time passes. Furthermore, some them are being destroyed and some new paintings are being made by some people in the vicinity who are unable to sense the important of such invaluable paintings.
Phu Pha Wua Forest Park
Location : Kuchinarai District
Phu Pha Wua Forest Park comprised Tham Men Mountain and Ma Toom Mountain where are about 300-400 meters height and are watershed area of Tad Yao Waterfall and Tad Sung Waterfall. The area nearby the waterfall comprised with emerging rocks and stone ground. There’s a cliff or area called the edge of the earth. You can appreciate the panorama landscape and scenery. Phu Pha Wua Forest Park is situated in Na Krai Village, Kok Kong Village, Kud Wah Sub-District cover an area 6.40 sq.km and declared this to forest Park on February 20, 1996. Forest type of the Phu Pha Wua Mountain, Phu Tham Men Mountain and Phu Matoom Mountain is Dry Deciduous Dipterocarp Forest. Flora found are Shorea Obtusa, Shorea Siamensis, Irvingia malayana and Dipterocarpus macrocarpus. Forest type around the Tad Sung Waterfall and Ched Sii Waterfall is the Mixed Deciduous Forest.

How to get there: From the Kalasin town, you can drive 42 kilometers long on the Kalasin-Sakon Nakorn Road to Somdet District interjunction, turn left and drive further for about 38 kilometers to Kusi Narai District intersection and then drive forward to Mukdaharn Province. It takes about 15 kilometers long from Mukdaharn to Na Krai Village and about 2.5 kilometers from Na Krai to Phu Pha Wua Forest Park.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4385 1804
Tat Sung Waterfall
Location : Kuchinarai District
Tat Sung Waterfall
Tat Sung Waterfall
Tat Sung Waterfall surrounded by various flora species and has water flows almost throughout the year round. The waterfall is one storey waterfall laid along the stream located in Huay Deang Stream and the best time to travel is the rainy season.
Administered by : Phu Pha Wua Forest Park
Tat Yao Waterfall
Location : Kuchinarai District
Tat Yao Waterfall is one storey waterfall laid along the stream located in Huay Deang Stream. It’s formed by there is a smooth stone ground and water flows on this ground looks like slider. The highlight of Tat Yao Waterfall is "Slider Waterfall".
Administered by : Phu Pha Wua Forest Park
Pha Nang Khoi Waterfall
Location : Na Khu District
Pha Nang Khoi Waterfall is begins from Phu Pan Mountain and it is 3 tiers waterfall. The first tier is not far from car park and has pond for swimming. The second tier is located about 150 meters from the first tier. It is the most beautiful and popular to visit. The third tier is far from second therefore not many people come to this tier. There is water all year round, even during the dry season, making the falls an idyllic relaxation spot.

How to get there: Take Highway No. 2291 from Khao Wong Intersection, then continue onto Ro Pho Cho Road where there is a sign showing the way to Pha Nang Khoi for 13 kilometers. Please note that some parts of this route are on unpaved, rough roads.
Phu Faek Forest Park (Dinosaur Footprint)
Location : Nakhu District
Phu Faek Forest Park
Phu Faek Forest Park
Phu Faek Forest Park is famous place for Dinosaur Footprint in Thailand. Discovered by two girls was having lunch there with their parents in November 1996. They noticed strange footprints in the middle of a rock terrace of Huai Ngao Du, at Phu Faek foothill, Phu Phan mountain range. They later informed geologists who came to survey the site. There, they discovered seven footprints of meat-eating dinosaurs, assumed to live there around 140 million years ago. At present, there are only 4 footprints that can be seen clearly. Phu Faek Forest Park is alternate mountainous and hilly topography covered with a deciduous dipterocarp forest featuring various kinds of flora such as Makha Mong (Afzelia xylocarpa), Teng (Shorea optusa), Rang (Shorea siamensis) and rosewood; and it is easy to spot some wild animals such as squirrels, tree shrews, civets and hares.

How to get there: From Mueang District, take Highway No. 213 to Somdet District. Upon reaching Somdet District, turn right onto Highway No. 2042 leading to Kuchinarai for 20 kilometers until you reach Huai Phueng. Turn left toward Na Khu along Highway No. 2101 for 10 kilometers and then turn left into Phu Faek Forest Park for 4.7 kilometers.
Phu Phra Forest Park
Location : Tha Khantho District
Phu Phra Forest Park
Phu Phra Forest Park
Phu Phra Forest Park has beautiful scenery with small rock mountains covered with clear forest. Geography of this forest park are low mountains consisting of some plateaus and high slop cliff, natural water flows all the time, emerging rocks and high and low stone grounds. The Forest covered the area of about 103.84 sq.km located about 4 kilometers from Tha Khantho District. Accommodation is not available for tourists. If you would like to go there for recreation, please bring your own camping gears. Kindly ask for permission from the forest park officers.

How to get there: Take the highway from Kranuan District, Khon Khaen Province to Tha Khan To District. It takes about 44 kilometers long to arrive the Phu Pra Forest Park.
Tat Thong Waterfall
Location : Khao Wong District
Tat Thong Waterfall is famous waterfall in Kalasin, it is not big waterfall but it has beautiful with complex arrangements of rocks on the steep cliff faces are fascinating to behold. This waterfall is accessible by car and the best time to visit is during July - September, it’s a rainy season.

How to get there: The waterfall is located on the Khao Wong - Dong Luang - Mukdahan Road. To get there, take Highway No. 2291 until you reach Kut Pla Khao, then turn left onto Highway 2287. The waterfall is at Km. 76 on the right.
Other Attractions
Ban Lung Plueang Chairatsami
Location : Mueang District
Ban Lung Plueang Chairatsami is located on Kaset Sombun Road, Kalasin subdistrict, Mueang district, Kalasin province. It is the place where Khru Plueang, a Kalasin’s notable figure and the inventor of pong lang, built a humble shack to provide musical classes and to shelte his non-local students.

Lung Plueang Chairatsami or Khru Plueang is an Isan folk musical prodigy whose talent is an ability to play and teach almost every kind of Northeastern folk musical instruments, including lute (phin), reed mouth-organ (can), log xylophone (pong lang) and etc. He is considered an expert particularly in “pong lang” because he has spent the total duration of 40 years studying, modifying and improving the indigenous musical instrument. It was developed from “kroa lo” or a tube of bamboo typically used to scare birds or crows in paddy fields, until it was eventually transformed into “pong lang” a musical instrument with a clear and sweet sound. Pong lang gives a sense of authentic Isan, so it gained popularity and is regarded as Isan’s iconic musical instrument equivalent to “reed mouth-organ”. Khru Plueang was declared a national artist in the field of performing art (folk music) in 1986.

At Ban Lung Plueang Chairatsami, there is an exhibition on the manufacturing process of Isan traditional musical instruments. Some are widely known, e.g. lute, reed mouth-organ, bamboo fiddle, log xylophone and etc, while others are rare, e.g. makkalong which is made from a string of cowbell. These are perfect epitomes of Khru Plueang’s wisdom and versatile musical talents. Not only is he an exceptional musician, but also a professional musical instrument inventor.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4381 1620
Ban Khok Kong Phu-Thai Village
Location : Kuchinarai District
Ban Khok Kong Phu-Thai Village is small village located at the hillside. The Phu-Thai is an Isan tribe which has its own culture, language and now gives you the opportunity to visit the village and stay for a night or two in the houses of the villagers. Food is included (its traditional Lao food but with choice of more western one). You can watch the show that all the villagers participate in traditional monkey dancing by the children and Phu-Thai music and dances performed by the women of the village. The ways of weaving and crafting are also on display. Two minutes walk from villages centre is a forest park with waterfalls and streams.

How to get there: Ban Khok Kong is 15 kilometers east of Kuchinarai District. The village can be reached by a bus from Khon Kaen or by contacting the village itself.
Ban Phon Phrae Wa Silk Weaving Group
Location : Kham Muang District
Ban Phon Phrae Wa Silk Weaving Group
Ban Phon Phrae Wa Silk Weaving Group
Ban Phon Phrae Wa Silk Weaving Group was created to the aim to center of Phrae Wa Thai silk product which is included 4 District member following; Kham Muang District, Somdet District, Sahassakhan District and Sam Chai District.

Phrae Wa Silk is unique beautiful woven cloth of Phu Thai tribe whose ancestors migrated from the city of Thaeng in Vietnam. The cloth divided into two patterns: Lai Lak (principal pattern) and Lai Thaep (stripe pattern) which it made of Mat Mi silk. The Phrae Wa silk have many color that fit the market needs such as red, beige, pink, purple, blue and green. Phrae Wa silk is a rare handcrafted textile product in Thailand and H.M. Queen Sirikit was supporting and promoting silk until Phrae Wa Silk is famous for Thai and internationally.

How to get there: Ban Phon Phrae Wa Silk Weaving Group is located in Phon Sub-District, Kham Muang District and from Kalasin on Highway No. 227 about 70 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4385 6312