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Kalasin is 172km from Amnat Charoen, 470km from Ang Thong, 519km from Bangkok, 475km from Ayutthaya, 184km from Buriram, 540km from Chainat, 220km from Chaiyaphum, 729km from Chiang Mai, 809km from Chiang Rai, 499km from Kamphaeng Phet, 77km from Khon Kaen, 260km from Korat, 640km from Lampang, 708km from Lamphun, 283km from Loei, 458km from Lopburi, 1,033km from Mae Hong Son, 44km from Maha Sarakham, 166km from Mukdahan, 221km from Nakhon Phanom, 525km from Nakhon Sawan, 691km from Nan, 238km from Nong Bua Lampu, 243km from Nong Khai, 715km from Phayao, 316km from Phetchabun, 574km from Phrae, 429km from Phichit, 396km from Phitsanulok, 47km from Roi Et, 128km from Sakon Nakhon, 412km from Saraburi, 491km from Singburi, 279km from Sisaket, 455km from Sukhothai, 184km from Surin, 533km from Tak, 216km from Ubon Ratchathani, 192km from Udon Thani, 569km from Uthai Thani, 514km from Uttaradit and 118km from Yasothon.
Kalasin Province is in Isaan and shares borders with Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Roi Et, Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani.
In August is the Phraewa, Queen of Silk Fair, here you can view the traditional costumes procession, contest of Phraewa silk, displays of local woven garments from the past till present, sales and displays of silk, cotton clothes, and also enjoy cultural performances.
If you have any questions on Kalasin or the surrounding areas of Isaan why not post them on our Isaan & Kalasin Forum.
Kalasin Tourist Attractions Lam Pao Dam
This dam can be reached by taking Highway No. 209 (Kalasin - Maha Sarakham) for 10km, turn right and drive for 26km.
This earth dam is 33 meters high from water level and is 7.8km long.
The dam is built across the Pao and Huai Yang rivers, creating a double reservoir.
It was built to alleviate floods, help agriculture and is also used for fish breeding.
The beach along the lake is a popular rest spot for locals.
Sirindhorn Museum and Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site
This archaeological museum is situated in the foothills of Phu Kum Khao Mountain in Sahatsakhan District, approximately 28km from Kalasin Town.
The Palaeozoic Era was two hundred million years ago, long before humans existed.
Dinosaurs once lived in this area and we find their fossils underneath the sandstone bedding-plane.
Hence, the museum is a research center as well as being the most complete and largest dinosaur museum in Southeast Asia
Phu Thai Nong Hang Handicraft Centre
It is located in Ban Nong Hang, Tambon Nong Hang, approximately 10 kilometres from Kuchinarai district. Take Highway No. 2042 for about 2 kilometres, then turn left into the paved road and drive for another 6 kilometres. Local villagers of Nong Hang form a network to weave cotton, silk as well as bamboo woven in the textile’s ‘Khit’ pattern. Some of the beautiful basketry products include ‘Krato’ – a vegetable container, ‘Kratip’ – a sticky rice container, handbags and other containers.
Namtok Tat Thong
It is located on the Khao Wong - Dong Luang – Mukdahan Road. It is a huge and beautiful waterfall with complex stone cliffs. It is most beautiful in the rainy season and is easily accessible by car.
To get there: Take Highway No. 2291 until you reach Kut Pla Khao, then turn left into Highway 2287. The waterfall is at Km. 76 on the right.
Namtok Pha Nang Khoi
It is located in Tambon Bo Kaeo. It is a huge waterfall, beautifully cascading down from the Phu Phan mountain range. It is surrounded with abundant thick forest. There is water all year round, even in the dry season.
To get there: Take Highway No. 2291 from Khao Wong Intersection, then go onto Ro Pho Cho Road where there is a signboard showing the way to Pha Nang Khoi for 13 kilometres. (Some parts are unpaved road)
It is located on the Phu Phan mountain range in Ban Kaeng Ka-am, Tambon Pha Sawoei. It is 17 kilometres from Somdet district, and about 58 kilometres from Kalasin along the Somdet – Sakon Nakhon route on Highway No. 213, at Km. 101 – 102. Pha Sawoei was formerly called ‘Pha Rang Raeng’. In 1954, Their Majesties the King and the Queen visited the cliff and had lunch here, so the place’s name was changed to ‘Pha Sawoei’ (Sawoei is a royal term for eating). As it is located in the deep valley with a high cliff, the locals also called it ‘Heo Ham Hot’. It is a good sightseeing and relaxing spot for visitors.
Wat Phutthanimit (Phu Khao)
It is located at Ban Na Si Nuan, about 7 kilometres from Sahatsakhan and 4 kilometres from Phu Sing. It houses a rock relief of an ancient reclining Buddha image leaning on his left side, which is about 2 metres long and 25 centimetres wide. The Buddha image is highly revered by the local people. According to legend, Moggallana, a chief disciple of the Lord Buddha created this image over 2,000 years ago. Every year in April, there will be a bathing ceremony to celebrate the Buddha image. Also, the temple has an open wooden Ubosot, of which the windows, doors and ceilings are beautifully carved in 3 dimensions depicting the life of the Lord Buddha and Jataka stories. There is also Wihan Sangkhanimit which houses rare Buddha images and amulets. The temple is open for interested visitors every day.
Phraya Chaisunthon Monument (Chao Somphamit)
It is located in front of the Kalasin Post Office. The life-sized monument is made from bronze in a standing position with the right hand holding a teapot, and left hand holding a magic sword. The people of Kalasin donated the money to build this monument so to express their gratitude to the founder of the city.
Namtok Kaeng Ka-am
This waterfall is 55 kilometres from Kalasin on the Kalasin-Sakon Nakhon route on Highway No. 213, 300 metres from the highway on the left. This is a small waterfall cascading down a long row of rocks and has a wide, open rock plateau suitable for relaxation.
Laem Non Wiset
It is the land that stretches into Lam Pao Dam’s reservoir. It is located at Tambon Non Buri, about 6 kilometres from town and about 300 metres from Wat Sakkawan. Laem Non Wiset is a good sunset watching spot. There is also a ferry service to travel between Sahatsakhan and Nong Kung Si districts. The ferry can accommodate 4 – 10 six-wheel and four-wheel vehicles, each trip taking 15-20 minutes at the following service charges:
- motorcycle 40 baht
- 4-wheel car 60 baht
- 6-wheel car 90 baht
- van 70 baht
Reclining Buddha at Phu Khao
This Buddha Image is in Wat Phuttha Nimit, Ban Na Si Nuan, Tambon Non Sila, 39 kilometres from Kalasin on Highway No. 227. There is a 6-kilometre road on the left from the highway. This ancient reclining Buddha image was carved under a cliff. This image is unusual to other reclining images in that it is leaning on its left hand rather than on its right hand. It was built in 1692.
Phu Sing is 32 kilometres to the north of Kalasin on Highway No. 227. Visitors can either drive to the top or ascend the 104 steps. The hill is where Phra Phrom Phumi Palo is located. It is a large image in the Man Wichai (demon defeat) that is 10.5 metres wide and is clearly visible from below. The surrounding area is shady and offers a lovely panoramic view.
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