Yasothon Travel Guide :
Mae Nam Chi Beach
| Udon Thani is one of the smallest provinces of northeastern Thailand, spread over an area of 15,589 square kilometers. The provincial capital, also known as Udon Thani, is around 562 kilometers from Bangkok.
The province of Yasothon is located in the beautiful valley of Mae Nam Chi. Once upon a time Yasothon was a district of the province of Ubon Ratchathani but was made into a province in 1972. Although the province is world famous for the pre-historic village of Ban Chiang, which is believed to be the first civilization of the Bronze Age, there is much more to see in Yasothon. This civilization thrived in this area more than 5,000 years ago.
Besides temples, the province of Yasothon is also home to Mae Nam Chi Beach. It is like no other beach you have seen. This beach is on the banks of Chi River and stretches for a distance of 2 kilometers. It is only in the dry season, which is from December to May, that the beach is exposed. Food stall vendors make good use of this period because this is time when visitors throng to Mae Nam Chi Beach and it becomes and out and out are for fun and relaxation.
This beach is not like the rest you will find across Thailand. Although you will have the regular vendors selling their wares, the beach is ideal for families to rest and relax after a hectic day. This beach is very popular with the locals and if you are looking to taste authentic cuisine of Yasothon, then this is the place to go.