is 519 kilometers from Bangkok and administratively divided into 14
Amphoes and 4 King Amphoes (Subdistricts), they are Amphoe Muang
Kalasin, Amphoe Yang Talat, Amphoe Kamalasai, Amphoe Tha Khantho,
Amphoe Khao Wong. Amphoe Huai Meg, Amphoe Sahassakhan, Amphoe
Somdet, Amphoe Kuchinarai, Amphoe Kham Muong, Amphoe Nong Kungsi,
Amphoe Namon, Amphoe Huai Phung, Amphoe Rong Kham King Amphoe No
Koo, King Amphoe Sam Chai, King Amphoe Don Chan and King Amphoe Kong
Chai, occupying an are of 7,055.07 square kilometers. The
characteristics of the area are mountainous along the Phuphan Range
in the upper part while the middle part is hilly area with the
alteration of deciduous forest.
North : Udon Thani, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom Province.
South : Roi-Et and Maha Sarakham Province.
East : Roi-Et and Mukdahan Province.
West : Maha Sarakham, Khon Kaen and Udon Thani Province.
Kalasin city of
Kalasin city to
- Maha Sarakham
- Nakhon Phanom
- Sakhon Nakhon
- Udon Thani
- Huai Mag
- Huai Phung
- Kham Muong
- Khao Wong
- Nong Kungsri
- Rong Kham
- Tha Khantho
- Yang Talat
- Nakoo Subdistrict
- Sam Chai Subdistrict
- Don Chan Subdistrict
- Kong Chai Subdistrict
is a rich and fertile province of northeast Thailand. From
archeological evidence, it used to be the residence of Lawa tribal
people having prosperous civilization which can be dated back to
1,600 years. But from historical evidence, it was founded as a town
in the beginning of Bangkok era around the year 1793 by Thao
Somphamit who migrated with his people from the territory on the
left bank of the Maekong River and settled down at Ban Keang Samrong
near the bank of Nam Pao River. After setting down he arranged to
deliver offerings to be offered to King Rama I, Phra Phuttha Yodfa
Chulalok Maharat asking him to accept his town to be a subject of
Bangkok. Later, by the royal command of King Rama l, Phra Phuttha
Yodfa Chulalok Maharat, Ban Kaeng Samrong was upgraded to be a town
having the name as Muang Kalasin due to its location being near the
Nam Dam River which laterally means black water and at the same time
Thao Somphamit was appointed Phraya Chaiyasunthon as the first ruler
of Muang Kalasin.
How to get there
lt is 519 kilometers from Bangkok to
Kalasin where one can travel through Bangkok - Saraburi - Nakhon
Ratchasima (Highway No.2)-Maha Sarakham-Kalasin (Highway No. 209).
Transport Company Limited (Bo Kho So) daily operates bus services
having ordinary bus leaving the terminal every 40 minutes from08.30
hours to 00.15 hours charging the fare of 221baht with 8 - 9 hours
traveling-duration. Air - conditioned bus leaves the terminal at
23.30 hours, the fare is 340 Baht with an approximate duration of 7
Detailed information can be aired by Tel.
(02) 9370261-5 (ordinary bus) and Ext.170 (conditioned bus).
One has to travel from Bangkok to Khon Kaen Railway Station, then,
continue the journey by bus for another 76 kilometers to Kalasin.
The Royal State Railway of Thailand provides rail services by daily
operating rapid train leaving Bangkok at 06.05 hours and 19.00 hours
while express train leaves at 20.30 hours and the air - conditioned
rail car leaves at 08.20 hours and at 20.40 hours.
Further detailed information can be
obtained from Travel Service Section of the Royal State Railway of
Thailand, Tel. 223-7010. and 223-7020.
One can use Bangkok : Khon Kaen Flight, daily operated by
International, totaling four flights a day at 06.55,
11.30, 15.0hours and at 17.50 hours with the fare of baht 1,060. And
the last leg of the journey has to be made by bus from Khon Kaen
Province to Kalasin Province. Detailed information can be obtained
from Tel.280-0070 and 280-0080.
Festivals & Events
Dok Khoon Siang Khaen Flower Festival
Bueng Kaen Nakhon, Khon Kaen
This festival coincides with Songkran (the traditional Thai New
Year) and is staged at Bung Kaen Nakhon. Featuring colorful floral
processions, major festival activities include religious rites and
merit-making and I-San folk music. Dancing and entertainment.
Khon Kaen City Hall, Khon Kaen
Staged annually in front of Government Houses, this promotes silk
weaving and silk worm culture. Pook Sieo, an I-San tradition
promoting close friendship between people of similar ages, is also
celebrated during this occasion.