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All you need to know to visit Yasothon

Northeastern Thailand
535 km from Bangkok
Province of Yasothon
Thai prononciation : Yaso tone


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2 jours


Practical guide to go and visit Yasothon

The small town of Yasothon has a relatively low tourist interest except during its very popular Rocket Festival which is held every second weekend of May in general. The celebrations last 4 days but last two days are the most interesting ones with a big parade on Saturday and the famous rocket launch on Sunday. A very nice festival which is the best known of this kind in Thailand but which is held in other cities in Isan (northeastern of Thailand) around the same period. The rest of the year Yasothon is not very popular with tourists and for the festival the vast majority of visitors are Thai.

Otherwise, the city has a giant toad-shaped building in a riverfront that became its emblem and right next to it a large naga inside which a 3D museum is located. The entire riverfront around is being built and should look like, once finished, what can be found in Nong Khai for example. Otherwise, the Old Town district with its Indo-Chinese wooden houses is also worth a look, like the nearby Wat Mahathat. But let's be honest except for the festival if Yasothon can make a nice stop in your trip to discover Isan, no monument here worths that you come expressly to see it. A few kilometers away from the city, you have a village that makes bamboo basketery and another one known for its traditional pillows.


Accommodations in Yasothon

The hotel offer is quite low in Yasothon. If this is enough throughout the year, all the rooms of the city or almost are occupied during the Rockets Festival. It is therefore essential to book in advance if you intend to attend the event. Quite logically, room fares in Yasothon also increase on this occasion. Apart from two modest but very correct neighboring accommodations, there are no hotels really close to the park where the rockets launch.

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Practical information about Yasothon

If you plan to come for the festival, check the exact dates, it is not uncommon for visitors to come a weekend too late or a weekend too early. Follow me on Twitter, I publish the dates as soon as they are official and confirmed. It is also strongly advised to book your hotel room in advance for the festival, especially on the weekend that closes the event.

If there are direct buses from Bangkok, Yasothon is fairly not that well served by transport. The most regular buses are to or from Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Roi Et and Sisaket. There are also a few buses per day for or to Nakhon Ratchasima. There is no train station in Yasothon, no airport either.

How to go to Yasothon ?

There are buses from Bangkok to Yasothon. Otherwise, there are regular bus services from Ubon Ratchathani, Si Saket, Khon Kaen and even Roi Et and you also have 2 buses per day from Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima). The train does not go to Yasothon, the nearest train station is in Ubon Ratchathani. You will then have to take the bus to Yasothon by joining the Ubon Ratchathani bus terminal. The nearest airport is also Ubon Ratchathani.

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How to get around in Yasothon ?

Yasothon is rather stretched in length and if the most interesting places are within a 2-3 kilometers walk, it is not always easy to find a hotel in this area. To get around then, you will find very easily motorcycles taxis which will take you on an average fare of 30-40 baht. Otherwise, you also have some rickshaws that can especially be found near the market.

Festivals in Yasothon ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Yasothon. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
yasothon rocket festival

Yasothon Rocket Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of May

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When to go to Yasothon ?

quand partir à Yasothon

How to ask in Thai to go to Yasothon ?

I want to go to Yasothon / Yak paï ti Yaso tone.
Where is Yasothon ? / Yaso tone you ti naï ?
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