Sarakham is situated in the heart of
Northeast Thailand having peaceful atmosphere and being the center
of education in the northeast so the name "Taksila of Isan" (Taksila
was a city where education of all branches were centered in the
ancient India) is given to it. Maha Sarakham is 470 kilometers,
along highways, from Bangkok. It occupies an area of 5,291.68 square
kilometers being a rolling plain without mountain or hill with the
Chi River flows through. The majority of the area is rice field.
occupations of Maha Sarakham people are cultivation and animal
raising. Outstanding home industry of Maha Sarakham is sericulture
and silk fabric production. Maha Sarakham hand woven silk and cotton
mainly have original patterns and are very beautiful.
North : Kalasin
South : Surin and Buriram
West : Khon Kaen
Distances from Maha Sarakham city to
|| to its districts
- Buriram 145 kms.
- Kalasin 44 kms.
- Khon Kaen 75 kms.
- Roi-Et kms.
- Surin 177 kms.
Borabue 28 kms.
- Chiang Yuen 44 kms.
- Kae Dam 28 kms.
- Kantharawichai 16 kms.
- Kosum Phisai 28 kms.
- Na Chuak 56 kms.
- Nadun 65 kms.
- Phayakhaphum Phisai 84 kms.
- Wapipathum 40 kms.
- Yang Sisurat Subdistrict 70 kms.
- Kudrang Subdistrict 40 kms.
- Chuenchom subdistrict 70 kms.
How to get there
Bangkok, there are ordinary buses operating to Ubon Ratchatani and
stop over at Maha Sarakham several trips a day. The fare is 113 Baht
and detailed information can be obtained from the Northeastern Bus
Terminal, Tel. 936-3667-8. Air-conditioned buses leaves the
Northeastern Bus Terminal in Bangkok for Maha Sarakham three trips a
day i.e., at 09.00 a.m., 09.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. charging the fare
158 Baht per person for common air-conditioned bus and 245 Baht for
VIP air-conditioned bus.
For those who travel by train or plane, land
transport needs to be continued at Khon Kaen for another distance of
72 kilometers to Maha Sarakham.
Bun Boek Fa and Red Cross
It is an annual celebration taken place around the beginning
of rice farming season which falls on the 3rd waxing day the of the
3rd lunar month. The fair takes place at the area of the Provincial
Administrative Building aiming at the revision and conservation of
northeast cultural heritage. The main features of the fair are Bun
Boek Fa Procession which concerns about rice goddess spirit and
container of Baisi Su Khwan. Along with the main features are
cultural activities, local entertainment, folk music performance,
and several ceremonies. Buddhist Lent Candle Procession (Amphoe
Kosum Phisai) : The one day before Buddhist Lent Day. The festival
features various candle processions from several communities
competing the beauty of candle decorations.
Son Klong Yao Chao Wapee Fair
Most people in Wapeephathum District has their own local drum and
produce higg quality Klong Yao also. It takes place every year in
the middle of March, there are light and sound about Wapeephatum
history, Klong Yao procession, Klong Yao playing contest and
agricultural , exhibition and farm products.
Bang Fai Festival
(Amphoe Na Chuak)
The festival takes place every year during May-June at the court
yard of Amphoe Na Chak Office. The festival features the contests of
Bang Fai (fire work rocket) procession, procession decoration, and
rocket sky-high rising. At night, there are religious rites and
Bun Pha Kao
Ling (Buffet Dinner for monkeys)
This fair take place on the 2nd of April every year at
Koamphi forest park. There are food and fruits buffet for monkeys,
bringing foods and fruit for monkeys
seeing one of the rarest species of the world. "Golden
Phrathat Nadun Homage Paying & twelve Months Tradition Fair
This fair takes place on the 15th waxing day of the 3rd lunar month
(Makha Bucha Day) of every year. The fair ground is the area around
Phrathat Nadun, Buddhist Bounds of the northeast and it lasts five
days and five nights.