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Yasothon

The city of democracy, rockets, watermelon, Kwan pillows, Khit cloth, and jasmine rice.

Yasothon is the smallest province in the lower northeast of Thailand’s Isan region. It is famed for its Rocket Festival, which is celebrated each may at the commencement of the Rainy Season. The home-made rockets, some capable of firing hundreds of feet into the sky pay homage to the god of rains. The celebration lasts for days with elaborately decorated floats paraded through the town and live music performed for those interested in dancing or partying late into the night. In Yasothon town, the main attraction is Phra That Yasothon a greatly revered Lao-style Chedi believed to be over 1,200 years old. It enshrines holy relics of Phra Ananda, one of the Buddha's chief disciples. Other historic temples include That Kong Khao Noi, an ancient Khmer Chedi with a brick and stucco Buddha that is ritually bathed during the Thai new year’s celebrations in April. For those interested in handicrafts, the village of Ban Si Than is renowned for the triangular pillows found in most Thai households and beach bungalow bars.

Yasothon is the smallest province in the lower northeast of Thailand’s Isan region. It is famed for its Rocket Festival, which is celebrated each May by the firing of home-made rockets, a showcase of elaborately decorated floats, and live music and dancing. In Yasothon town, the main attraction is Phra That Yasothon a greatly revered Lao-style Chedi, and That Kong Khao Noi, an ancient Khmer Chedi. Just outside of Yasothon town, the village of Ban Si Than is renowned for producing the iconic Thai triangular pillows.

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