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Yasothon

Yasothon is the smallest province of lower northeast. It is famed for Rocket Festival. By history, Phra Wo, former minister from Vientiane and his friends, 


Yasothon is the smallest province of lower northeast. It is 

famed for Rocket Festival. By history, Phra Wo, former 

minister from Vientiane and his friends, have migrated and 

settled a community at “Ban Singha Tha” in 1797. Later, in 

the year 1814, King Rama II of Rattanakosin has upgraded 

the community into a Yasothon Town which reports directly 

to Bangkok with Phra Sunthon Ratchawongsa as the first 

governor. In 1972, it became Yasothon province after 

separating from Ubon Ratchathani

Yasothon acquires total area of 4,161 sq. kms. And can be 

divided into 9 Amphoes namely Mueang Yasothon, Kham 

Khuen Kaeo, Maha Chana Chai, Pa Tio, Loeng Nok Tha, Kut 

Chum, Kho Wang, Sai Mun, and Thai Charoen.


Yasothon

is the smallest province of lower northeast. It is 

famed for Rocket Festival. By history, Phra Wo, former 

minister from Vientiane and his friends, have migrated and 

settled a community at “Ban Singha Tha” in 1797. Later, in 

the year 1814, King Rama II of Rattanakosin has upgraded 

the community into a Yasothon Town which reports directly 

to Bangkok with Phra Sunthon Ratchawongsa as the first 

governor. In 1972, it became Yasothon province after 

separating from Ubon Ratchathani

Yasothon acquires total area of 4,161 sq. kms. And can be 

divided into 9 Amphoes namely Mueang Yasothon, Kham 

Khuen Kaeo, Maha Chana Chai, Pa Tio, Loeng Nok Tha, Kut 

Chum, Kho Wang, Sai Mun, and Thai Charoen.

BOUNDARIES

North  Connects to Mukdahan and Roi-Et provinces.

South   Connects to Si Sa Ket province.

East  Connects to Amnat Charoen and 

Ubon Ratchathani provinces.

West  Connects to Roi Et province.

HOW TO GET THERE

By car:Route 1: Follow Highway 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to 

Saraburi and turn right into Highway 2 (Mittraphap Road) via 

Nakhon Ratchasima’s Amphoe Phimai, Khon Kaen’s Amphoe 

Nong Song Hong and Amphoe Ban Phai, branch off to 

Highway 23 via Amphoe Borabue of Maha Sarakham, 

Amphoe Thawat Buri and Amphoe Selaphum of Roi Et to 

Yasothon. The total distance is 531 kms., taking 7 hours. 

Route 2: Take Highway 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi 

and turn right into Highway 2 (Mittraphap Road) until 

reaching Nakhon Ratchasima. Branch off to Highway 202 via 

Amphoe Suwannaphum of Roi Et to Yasothon.

By bus:Bus and air-conditioning coach leave Bangkok Bus 

Terminal (Chatuchak), Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, for Yasothon 

daily. 

By train and air: passengers can go to Ubon Ratchathani 

first, then drive to Yasothon, 100 kms. Away.

Distance from Amphoe Mueang to other Amphoes.

Sai Mun  18   kms.

Kham Khuean Kaeo23   kms.

Pa Tio  28   kms.

Kut Chum   37   kms.

Maha Chana Chai41   kms.

Thai Charoen   50   kms.

Loeng Nok Tha  69   kms.

Kho Wang  70  kms.

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