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The province of Yasothon

General information about the province of Yasothon

Province capital: Yasothon
Name in Thai: ยโสธร

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Province of region Northeastern Thailand (Isaan)

Yasothon, a province in the Isan region, in the northeast of Thailand, is rarely visited by foreign tourists except during its annual rocket festival, but there are still few of them. The province stands out for its traditional crafts and picturesque agricultural landscapes.

The Yasothon Rocket Festival is the highlight of the year in the province. Celebrated during the rice planting season, this traditional festival sees local teams compete by building and launching giant rockets into the sky. It is an astonishing blend of artisanal skills and community devotion that celebrates the fertility of the land and calls for good harvests to come. It is not the only one of its kind, there are many in Isan during the same period, but the Yasothon Rocket Festival is the best known.

Apart from the rocket festival, Yasothon offers visitors the opportunity to explore its cultural heritage. The Yasothon National Museum traces the history and culture of the region through interactive exhibits and historical artifacts. Buddhist temples scattered across the province also offer insight into Thai spirituality and religious art. And we will not forget its monument in the shape of a large toad which has become its emblem.

Visitors can also experience traditional Yasothon crafts, particularly the making of bamboo baskets and triangular cushions.

For those seeking nature getaways, the surrounding area of Yasothon offers hiking, cycling and bird watching opportunities. Lush green rice fields, traditional villages and scenic viewpoints of the surrounding countryside provide a calming contrast to the hustle and bustle of city life.

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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 ...

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