Yasothon Province: Profile, Tourist Spots

Yasothon province is one of the provinces in the Isan or northeastern region of Thailand. Surrounding provinces are Mukdahan (north), Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani (east), Sisaket (south), and Roi Et (west). This province was created in 1972 by Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn. It was previously a part of Ubon Ratchathani.

Located 534 kilometers northeast of Bangkok, Yasothon Province has an area of 4,161.7 km2 and an estimated population of more than 540,000 in 2015. Topography is mostly flat to rolling hills. Major source of livelihood is farming.

Districts of Yasothon:
1. Mueang Yasothon
2. Sai Mun
3. Kut Chum
4. Kham Khuean Kaeo
5. Pa Tio
6. Maha Chana Chai
7. Kho Wang
8. Loeng Nok Tha
9. Thai Charoen

What to see and do in Yasothon Province:
1. Phaya Thaen Public Park
2. Phra That Kong Khao Noi – an ancient stupa or Chedi that enshrines holy Buddhist relics.
3. Wat Song Yae Catholic Church
4. Phra Buddhabat Temple
5. Rocket Festival Yasothon

RELATED: Udon Thani Province, Phuket Province, Suphan Buri Province

External Link: Wikipedia

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