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Maha Sarakham Province:

          Situated 470 kilometers from Bangkok, Maha Sarakham is a small province in the North East part of Thailand. Being the educational hub of the region, this place is also known as "Taksila of Isan". Maha Sarakham is famous for its historical sites, beautiful Buddha images, exquisite hand woven silk and cotton fabric.

          There are 2 important temples -- Wat Suwanawas, housing the Phra Buddha Ming Muang and Wat Puttha Monkhon, housing the image of Phra Buddha Yuen Mongkhon. Both these temples are important places of worship in Maha Sarakham province. Located in Kantharawichai in the province of Maha Sarakham, these ancient images of standing Buddha are made of red sandstone in Dvaravati-style and both are over 1,000 years old. Another important Buddha image, named Phra Buddha Ratanamonkhol Mahamunee, housed in Wat Buraphaphiram is said to be the tallest standing Buddha image in the world and attracts a large number of tourists everyday. An important tourist destination is the Phra That Nadoon Chedi, housing some of Buddha's relics. The location of the Chedi in a beautiful park making it an attractive place to visit.  More...

Maha Sarakham Demographic Data :

Capital: Maha Sarakham city
Area: 5,291.7 km²
Ranked 42nd
Inhabitants: 947,313 (2000)
Ranked 20th
Pop. density: 179 inh./km²
Ranked 14th
ISO 3166-2: TH-44
Governor: Rangsan Phia-rotwong
(since October 2007)

 

 

Maha Sarakham Tourist Attractions:

  • Ku Santarat
  • Walai Rukvaej Research Institute
  • Pottery Village
  • Ku Mahathat
  • City Shrine
  • Isan Cultural Centre
  • Bueng Bon
  • Buddhist Park Of Isan
  • Isan Tradition And Art Research Institute
  • Kaeng Loengchan
  • Dun Lamphuan No-hunting Area
  • Ban Phaen Slender Sedge Mat
  • Lan Khoi
  • Crab eating macaque

 

 

 
 
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