Maha Sarakham Travel Guide :
| 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. More...
Kosamphi Forest Park :
Kosamphi Forest Park was established in October 1976 and is home to number of big trees whose peaks touch each other to form a canopy. The forest park also has a natural pond that makes it an ideal home for number of species of birds and wildlife. However, the biggest attraction of Kosamphi Forest Park is the large number of crab-eating grey and gold macaques.
For those of you who want to be close to nature can enjoy the Kaeng Tat rapids in Chi River. These rapid are located in the north and east of the park. You can also enjoy the toothbrush trees that are bent into different shapes. Over 200 trees are present in the park. More...
Phra That Na Dun: Buddhist Park of Isan
Phra That Na Dun is located in Na Dun district of Maha Sarakham Province. Phra That is located in an area on which the ancient town of Champasi was situated. A lot of archaeological artifacts have been found from the area including Buddha images and Buddha amulets, which are now housed in the neighboring province's Khon Kaen National Museum.
The most impressive item found was Lord Buddha's stupa housing relics, which were kept in silver, gold and bronze boxes. It is believed that these artifacts dated back to the 8th and 10th century, during the Dvaravati period. It was discovery of these artifacts that the government decided to set up Phra That Na Dun in 1982 into be a Buddhist Center. Phra That Na Dun is spread over an area of 365 acres and its most imposing feature is the 50 meters stupa which houses the relic and has the same shape as the mini-stupa. More...