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Yasothon Attractions

Historical Sites
Ban Song Puey Archeological Site
Location : Kham Khuean Kaeo District
Ban Song Puey Archeological Site
Ban Song Puey Archeological Site
Ban Song Puey archeological site are contains a variety of important religious structures from many centuries ago. Its significant attractions include:

Big Buddha Image (Phra Buddha Roob Yai): This is a Buddha image dating back moreover 200 years located in Wat Song Puey. This Buddha image has 3 meters wide and 8 meters high and made of brick.

Chedi be enshrines soil from holy sites of Buddhism: This is ancient pagoda more than 200 years old. This is a houses soil from holy site of Buddha, namely the place of birth, enlightenment, the first sermon, and nirvana, brought from India. This place was renovated in 1955 by Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram.

The replica of Buddha footprint: This footprint was built by sponsoring of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram and his lady. Lots of local people come to bath the footprint During Songkran Festival.

Antique Museum: The antique museum is exhibits a collection of antiques found from Dong Muang Toey, an ancient Khmer town. The antique include stone bed of the mayor, and stone inscription in ancient Khmer letter.

Dong Muang Toei Ancient town: This is remaining of ancient town located 1 kilometer south of Song Puey Village. In Dong Muang Toey ancient town was found base of temple, pond, and town wall. Although they are ruined, their remaining indicated that it once was settlement in Chenla-Dhavaravadi period or in the 7th Century. Chenla King's inscription indicated that this ancient site is religious place for Shivism. Dong Muang Toey and nearby community, probably satellite town of Chenla Kingdom, was called 'Sangkha Pura'. Chenla Kingdom developed into Khmer Empire later and extended its territory into Moon and Chi River Basin during such period.

How to get there: Ban Song Puey Archeological Site is located about 25 kilometers from Yasothon City, take highway 23 (Yasothon-Kham Khuen Kaeo-Ubon Ratchathani Rd.) and around 10 kilometers from the main road on the right.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 04:30 pm.
Admission : Free of charge
Phra That Ku Chan
Phra That Ku Chan
Phra That Ku Chan
Location : Kham Khuean Kaeo District
Phra That Ku Chan is important sacred place for local people. This is an ancient pagoda similar to Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom but it’s smaller. It is believed to be contemporaneous with the latter, built during the 16th century by a Laotian king.

How to get there: Phra That Ku Chan is located at Ban Ngio village located around 12 kilometers from Kham Khuean Kaeo District. From Yasothon City, take the highway number 23 (Yasothon- Ubon Ratchathani). There is a non-asphalt road separated from Chaeng Sanit Road between Kham Khuean Kaeo District and Ubon Ratchathani Province. There is an intersection northwardly next to Yasothon Animal Nutrition and Development Station. The tourists have to pass Ban Laeng Paen and Ban Khok Kong to enter Ban Ku Chan. The total distance is around 10 kilometers
Religious Sites
Phra That Kong Khao Noi
Location : Mueang District
Phra That Kong Khao Noi
Phra That Kong Khao Noi
Phra That Kong Khao Noi is ancient Khmer style stupa presume was built during 18 – 20 century in late Ayutthaya period. Different from most stupas, the cement stupa is different from other monuments which are generally concerned with Buddhsim, Phrathat Kong Khao Noi was built by an ordinary man. Legend has it that it was built by a young farmer who was repentant after murdering his mother. In a tale that aims to teach forbearance, it is said that the young farmer grew irate when a lunchbox packed by his mother seemed to have a tiny amount of rice. Furious, he killed his mother. It was only when he discovered that there was in fact so much rice he could not finish his lunch, as it was packed tightly, that he realized his folly.

How to get there: The stupa is located in the rice paddies of Tatthong Sub-district, 9 kilometers from Yasothon City via highway 23 (Yasothon-Ubon Ratchathani Rd.), and a kilometer off the main road at KM.194.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 16:30 pm.
Admission : Free
Wat Maha That (Yasothon)
Location : Mueang District
Wat Maha That (Yasothon) is respected and important temple in Yasothon town. The interesting ancient building are comprise:

Phra That Yasothon or Phra That Anon: It is located in front of Ubosot. This ancient pagoda is the house of Phra Anon relics. The architecture is square pagoda in Laotian style, the top pagoda similar to that of Phra That Phanom. A state minister from Si Sattana Khanahut (Vientiane) who took migrants to settle here about 200 years ago constructed it around 1778.

Ho Trai: or Buddhist scripture hall is located in the middle of the pool. It was built during around the reigns of Rama IV and Rama V of the Rattanakosin period, the hall stores scriptures on dried palm leaves and art objects from Vientiane. The doors are beautiful carved woods with exquisite lacquer designs. The designs on the walls show a mixture of art from the Central Region. Hor Trai Wat Sra Trinurak
Hor Trai Wat Sra Trinurak
Hor Trai Wat Sra Trinurak
Location : Sai Mun District
Hor Trai or Buddhist scripture hall has over a century old located in the middle of pond in Wat Sra Trinurak. The building is in Burmese architectural style made of wood has 8.30 meter wide and 10.50 meter long, with 4-level metal-sheet roof and long eaves at all sides. The front door is beautifully carved.

From according of temple survey, this temple was founded on April 7th, 1459 which was in the reign of King Trailokkanat (1376-1488). It is said that Laotians evacuated from Baan Sam Muen Pu Piang to escape the war under the lead of Yaku Lhakkum. He led the people across Mekong river passing through Baan Nong Shun Yai (now in Roi Et Province), and settled at Huay Kor. They founded a temple on the southeast of the village as well as a pavilion on the water to preserve Buddhist scriptures. The community called themselves “Ka Kae Village” and later changed into “Baan Sra Wiang” and “Baan Na Wiang” like nowadays.

How to get there: Wat Sra Trinurak is located at Moo 1 Na Wiang Sub-district, 25 km away from Yasothon city. Use Sai Moon-Koodchoom Road. Wat Phra Phutthabat Yasothon
Wat Phra Phutthabat Yasothon
Wat Phra Phutthabat Yasothon
Location : Maha Chana Chai District
Wat Phra Phutthabat Yasothon is important religious site located on a white sand dune near Chi River. In the temple be enshrines the Lord Buddha's Footprint and nearby is one-meter-wide laterite Buddha image meditating as Nagas (sea serpents) slither above. An ancient inscription states that the antiques were brought from Ayutthaya in 835 by two venerable monks, though the inscription has faded with the passage of time. Residents of the province come to the site to pay homage to the footprint each March and April.

How to get there: Wat Phra Phutthabat Yasothon is located in Ban Nong Yang, Hua Mueang sub-district. The temple is 45 kilometers from Yasothon City along the Yasothon - Kham Khuean Kaeo - Maha Chana Chai - Phanom Phrai route (Highways 23, 2083, and 2227).
Ban Song Yae Catholic Church
Location : Thai Charoen District
Ban Song Yae Catholic Church
Ban Song Yae Catholic Church
Ban Song Yae Catholic Church or Archangel Michael’s Church is largest wooden Christian church in Thailand. This church was renovated many times, with its current version was built in 1947 by villagers banding together to contribute wood for the church’s construction. Nearly 300 trees were used in its construction, with 80,000 pieces of wood supporting the roof.

The history of Ban Song Yae Church began in 1908, five families sought a refuge in this area, this was lush jungle, after being hurted and evicted as they were blamed as zombie. They have met Father Dechanel and Ombrocio, Ban Se Song, Chiang Peng Sub-district, Pa Tiew district of Yasothon, and asked them to get rid of devel in their bodies. After the success, they become Catholics. More people migrated to Ban Nong Song Yae. In 1909, a small hut was built for Catholic rites and that was the beginning of Song Yae Church.

How to get there: Ban Song Yae Catholic Church is located in Ban Nong Song Yae, at Mu 2, Kham Toei sub-district. It is approximately 45 kilometers from Yasothon city. Take Highway No. 2169 (Yasothon - Lerk Nok Tha Road.) turn left after passing Kut Chum district for 7-8 kilometers, and keep going for 600 meters.
Museums
The Toad Museum
The Toad Museum
The Toad Museum
Location : Mueang District
The Toad Museum or Phraya Khan Khak Museum is the new landmark in Yasothon. The museum built in the shape of sitting toad located on the bank of Thuan River. The building has five-storey or 19 meters in height with a total usage space of 835m². In the museum display a history of the province and Bang Fai rockets including history, legends and scientific content, display models of Bang Fai rockets, exhibit specimens of toads and information about 500 types of toads around the world.
Public Park
Phaya Thaen Public Park
Location : Mueang District
Phaya Thaen Public Park is a famous park of local people for relaxing. The park is surrounded by a winding stream and comprises a beautiful garden, outdoor stage, playground and health park. Fairs and festivals are also held here, including the previously mentioned Annual Rocket Festival, the annual boat race, and the water festival (Songkran).
Natural Attractions
Phu Tham Phra
Location : Loeng Nok Tha District
Phu Tham Phra is a large cave and housing lots of Buddha statue. The cave is 6 meters wide and 16 meters long, accessible through an entrance in the south, which tunnels out to link to the northern side. The shady mountain is blanketed with lush forest. Other caves in the area include Tham Keng, Tham Ngu Suang, Tham Kliang, and Tham Phrombut.
Nang Non Waterfall
Location : Kut Chum District
Nang Non Waterfall
Nang Non Waterfall
Nang Non waterfall is water source for local people. It’s a small beautiful waterfall located in the area of Phu Tham Phra Mountain. The best time to visit is during October – December.
Other Attractions
Ban Na Samai
Location : Mueang District
Ban Na Samai is famous community in bamboo basketry and carved miniature carts. It’s located close to Ban Thung Nang Oak.
Ban Thung Nang Oak
Location : Mueang District
Ban Thung Nang Oak is located approximate 8 kilometers from Yasothon City. The village is well-known in bamboo basketry for household use and souvenir.

How to get there: Ban Thung Nang Oak is located in Mueang District via highway 2169 (Yasothon-Kud Chum Rd.) around 8 kilometers.
The old building of Ban Singha Tha
Location : Mueang District
Ban Singha Tha is old community appeared in the history of city foundation at present. There are many beautiful old-fashioned buildings which are well preserved, making a nice place to enjoy the cultural rich area.

“Ban Singha Tha” was a commercial community since ancient times and was developed when France had an influence on this region. At that time, wealthy people had a number of craftsmen from Vietnam construct their houses, resulting in the spectacular combination of Chinese and European style. At present, there are still traces of these houses along two sides of Sri Sunthon Road, Nakhon Thum Road, Uthai Ram Rit Road, and Wittayathamrong Road. Some of them are still in a perfect condition, portraying the sense of the past. At the same time, many houses are deserted with no one living. This makes Ban Singha Tha remain charming until these days.
Khit Pillow at Ban Sri Than
Location : Pa Tio District
Ban Sri Than village is well know in Khit Pillow product. Khit pillow is Thai-style pillows handicraft. After harvest season is over, farmers with little else to do take on the production of these rectangular and triangular pillows. Yasothon is famed for these pillows, which are adorned with beautiful traditional patterns. The craft also gives farmers an opportunity to earn more during the agricultural off-season.

How to get there: The village is located 20 kilometers from Yasothon town on the way to Amnat Charoen. Take Highway No. 202 (Yasothon-Pa Tio-Amnart Charoen), and turn right at Km. 18-19. Continue for 3 kilometers to reach Ban Si Than.