is situated in the heart of Northeast Thailand having peaceful atmosphere and being
the center of education in the northeast so the name "Taksila of Isan" (Taksila was a city where
education of all branches were centered in the ancient India) is given to it. Maha Sarakham is 470
kilometers, along highways, from Bangkok. It occupies an area of 5,291.68 square kilometers being
a rolling plain without mountain or hill with the Chi River flows through. The majority of the
area is rice field.
The principal occupations of Maha Sarakham people are cultivation and animal raising. Outstanding
home industry of Maha Sarakham is sericulture and silk fabric production. Maha Sarakham hand woven
silk and cotton mainly have original patterns and are very beautiful.
: Surin and Buriram
: Khon KaenMaha Sarakham
|: Distances from Maha Sarakham city :
|to nearby Provinces
||to its districts
||- Chiang Yuen
|- Khon Kaen
||- Kae Dam
||- Kosum Phisai
||- Na Chuak
||- Phayakhaphum Phisai
||- Yang Sisurat Subdistrict
||- Kudrang Subdistrict
||- Chuenchom subdistrict
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 and Highway No. 2 to Nakhon Ratchasima and use Highway No.226 to Buri Ram,
then take Highway No. 219 via Satuek, Phayakkhaphumphisai and Borabue to Maha Sarakham, a total distance of
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Mochit 2 Bus Terminal to Maha
Sarakham every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 for more information. The
private-owned bus service providers include Mongkol Tour 0 4371 1072 Cherdchai Tour 0 4374 0359.
There is no direct train from Bangkok to Maha Sarakham. Visitors can take a train to
Khon Kaen and connect a bus to Maha Sarakham. for more information, call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20.
Visitors can fly from Bangkok to Khon Kaen and then connect a bus to Maha Sarakham. For more
information, call Thai Airways, Tel: 1566, 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000.
Bun Boek Fa and Red Cross Fair
It is an annual celebration taken place around the beginning of rice farming season which falls on
the 3rd waxing day the of the 3rd lunar month. The fair takes place at the area of the Provincial
Administrative Building aiming at the revision and conservation of northeast cultural heritage.
The main features of the fair are Bun Boek Fa Procession which concerns about rice goddess spirit
and container of Baisi Su Khwan. Along with the main features are cultural activities, local
entertainment, folk music performance, and several ceremonies. Buddhist Lent Candle Procession
(Amphoe Kosum Phisai) : The one day before Buddhist Lent Day. The festival features various
candle processions from several communities competing the beauty of candle decorations.
On Son Klong Yao Chao Wapee Fair
Most people in Wapeephathum District has their own local drum and produce
higg quality Klong Yao also. It takes place every year in the middle of March,
there are light and sound about Wapeephatum history, Klong Yao procession, Klong
Yao playing contest and agricultural , exhibition and farm products.
Phrathat Nadun Homage Paying & twelve Months Tradition Fair
This fair takes place on the 15th waxing day of the 3rd lunar month (Makha Bucha Day) of every year.
The fair ground is the area around Phrathat Nadun, Buddhist Bounds of the northeast and it lasts five
days and five nights.
Bun Pha Kao Ling (Buffet Dinner for monkeys)
This fair take place on the 2nd of April every year at Koamphi forest park. There are food and fruits buffet
for monkeys, bringing foods and fruit for monkeys and seeing one of the rarest species of the world.
Bang Fai Festival (Amphoe Na Chuak)
The festival takes place every year during May-June at the court yard of Amphoe Na Chak Office.
The festival features the contests of Bang Fai (fire work rocket) procession, procession decoration,
and rocket sky-high rising. At night, there are religious rites and entertainment.