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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

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There are air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned Bangkok – Kalasin buses running from the Mo Chit Bus Terminal (Northeastern Line) every day.  For more information, call 1490 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Online ticket booking is also available on www.busticket.in.th, www.thaiticketmajor.com, and www.thairoute.com.

There is no train service to Kalasin, so visitors must take the train from Bangkok to Khon Kaen and then catch a bus from Khon Kaen to Kalasin, a distance of 75 kilometers. The State Railway of Thailand has daily rapid train, express train, and air-conditioned sprinter train services to Khon Kaen. For more details, call SRT at Tel. 1690, or 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444, Khon Kaen Railway Station, Tel. 0 4322 1112, or visit www.railway.co.th.

There are no direct flights from Bangkok to Kalasin, but you can get a flight from Bangkok to Khon Kaen and then catch a bus to Kalasin, a distance of 75 kilometers.

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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Kalasin is another province in the Northeast of Thailand with important historical backgrounds and ancient civilization. Apart from its natural attractions, the best and biggest fossil research center and dinosaur museum of South East Asia is also located here.

The province is comprised of 18 Amphoes, which are Mueang Kalasin, Yang Talad, Kamalasai, Sahatsakhan, Somdej, Kuchinarai, Tha Kan Tho, Khao Wong, Huai Mek, Kham Muang, Nong Kung Si, Namon, Huai Phueng, Rong Kham, Sam Chai, Na Koo, Don Charn, and Khong Chai. 

Kalasin is one of the most fertile provinces in the northeastern region and has a long history dating back to the prehistoric era. Kalasin contains the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, located in Phu Kum Khayo where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods. Another ancient site located near Kalasin is Fa Daet Song Yang. Excavations there have revealed several remnants and artifacts of monuments and temples that provide evidence of prehistoric inhabitation. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by the Lawa tribe, whose Lavo civilization dates back about 1,600 years.

Modern Kalasin was established during the Ratanakosin period in 1793 when Thao Somphamit and his troops escaped from the left bank of the Mekong River and settled beside the Pao River, which was called ‘Ban Kaeng Samrong.’ Thao Somphamit then sent tribute to King Rama I the Great, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, who later promoted Ban Kaeng Samrong to city status and renamed it ‘Kalasin’ or ‘Mueang Nam Dam’ (black water town). The king also appointed Thao Somphamit as ‘Phraya Chaisunthon,’ first ruler of Kalasin.


Kalasin is known across Thailand for its Pong Lang music and the famous Phrae Wa cloth. A principally agricultural region, Kalasin is also known for its sticky rice, manioc, and sugarcane. Other popular products include bamboo baskets and cloth bags.

Otherwise, visitors to Kalasin are typically most impressed by the archaeological treasures contained in the province, including the largest concentration of Jurassic era dinosaur fossils in northeastern Thailand, where archaeologists have excavated whole fossils of Sauropods that lived 120 million years ago.

Apart from many hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays to choose from, visitors can also rent a room or go camping in many of the national parks here. For more information, contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation at 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.

- The Arts, Culture, and Tourism Promotion Center, where you can learn about Kalasin’s traditional cultures and shop for local products like Praewa silk cloth and Northeastern Thai folk instrument.

- Sirindhorn Museum, located at the Kalasin Provincial Hall, which features an exhibition about geology, from the beginning of the earth to the evolution of prehistoric life such as dinosaurs and Neanderthals.

- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, where evidences of prehistoric community were discovered.

- Phra That Ya Koo, the biggest chedi of Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

- Wat Bodhi Chai Sema Ram, where many unearthed Buddhist marker stones are kept.

- Wat Si Boon Rueang, an ancient temple.

- Pu Thai Nong Hang Craft Center.

- Wat Klang, where an ancient black Buddha image made of bronze is enshrined.

- Wat Sakkawan near Phu Kum Khao hill, where many dinosaur bones have been excavated.

- Phu Faek Forest Park, where seven footprints track ways of Theropod dinosaurs were found.

- Pha Nang Koy Waterfall, a beautiful big waterfall originates from the Phu Pan Mountains.

- Ban Phon Praewa Silk Weaving Group.

- Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village. Experience the local ways of living, try local foods, and enjoy local traditional performances.

- Lam Pao Dam, an earth dam built for flood relief and agricultural purposes. You can relax on the beach or visit Lam Pao Wildlife Conserve Promotion and Development Center or Suan Sa-on.

- Tad Yao and Tad Soong Waterfalls, which are locally known as Slider Waterfalls.

- A reclining Buddha statue in Phu Khao Cave.

- Pha Sawoei Waterfall

Visit Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site or observe dinosaur footprints at Phu Faek Forest Park, or see remains of an ancient city at Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang.

Nature lovers can choose to relax at the waterfalls or Lam Pao Dam. And if you want a close experience of local living, try a homestay at Pu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village.

Famous dishes of Kalasin are Som Tam or spicy salad. Instead of papaya, spicy salad here uses other fruits such as star gooseberries, raw bananas, santols, cucumbers, cowpeas, raw tamarinds, mangoes, guavas, and pineapples, depending on the season. 

Kalasin’s nightlife is another thing you should not miss out. A recommended place is a new night market at Chai Suntorn Road, which you can enjoy a great variety of foods and desserts.

When it comes to shopping, Praewa silk, Mudmee silk, beef jerky, Northeastern traditional music instruments are excellent souvenirs from Kalasin.

Most restaurants on Kalasin serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Kalasin

As in most provincial capitals, Kalasin features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.