Yasothon Travel Guide :
| Located on the northeastern part of Thailand, Yasothon Province is a small and traditional region famous for its Rocket Festival. This province has around 1,200 year old history dating back to Khmer period. More...
Rocket Festival of Yasothon
Rocket Festival of Yasothon Province is one of the biggest festivals of the northeast and it is held during the second weekend of May every year. The festival is held at Phaya Taen Park in Yasothon.
There is logic behind the Rocket Festival of Yasothon. You may not believe it but it is a fact. The festival is held to please the God of Rain, Phaya Tan. There is a belief among the people that if the God of Rain is pleased, then he will be generous with the rain and the rice harvest will be bountiful. Basically the Rocket Festival marks the start of the rice growing season in Thailand. Rocket Festivals are held all over Thailand but out of all them the one in Yasothon is the biggest and the grandest. More...
Yasothon Buddha Footprint
Rich in history and culture, Yasothon has many beautiful temples and building. However, one of the most revered temples of the province is Wat Phra Buddha Bat Yasothon, situated in Ban Nong Yang. This temple is popular for Buddha Footprint enshrined there.
The Yasothon Buddha Footprint is located on a white sand dune.
Quite close to the Yasothon Buddha Footprint is an image of Lord Buddha in a meditation posture. The image has a serpent spreading its hood over meditating Lord Buddha as if to give protection to Him. The image is made from laterite and it is around two feet wide. In addition there is an inscription on a laterite tablet, which is one meter high and 50 centimeters wide. According to the inscription, the Buddha Footprint, the Buddha image and the tablet were brought in 835 from Ayutthaya by two monks, Phra Maha Uta Panya and Phra Sitthi Viharik. In addition, the inscription also has verses praising and honoring the footprint. The inscription, though faded with age, is still legible. More...