Maha Sarakham
About Maha Sarakham

Maha Sarakham is a small province in the Northeast of Thailand. In addition to being a rather lively college town, Maha Sarakham is famous for its historical sites, beautiful Buddhist temples and Buddha images, and exquisite woven materials, including hand made silk and cotton fabrics. Otherwise the people of Maha Sarakham are primarily engaged in agriculture, the mainstay of the province’s economy.

How to go
The Transport Co. operates many regular busses and air-conditioning coaches travelin between Bangkok and Maha Sarakham. For more information, call Bangkok’s Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2/Chatuchak) at 0-2936-2852-66.

Privately owned bus service providers include Mongkol Tour (0-4371-1072) and Cherdchai Tour (0-4374-0359).
Tourists traveling by train can travel from Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong station to Khon Kaen and then get a bus to Maha Sarakham, 72 kilometers away.
Tourists traveling by airplane can fly on Thai Airways from Bangkok to Khon Kaen and then get a bus to Maha Sarakham, 72 kilometers away.

Phra That Na Dun

Phra That Na Dun, or the Buddha Monthon of Isan, is the area where historical and archaeological findings that proved the magnificence of the ancient city of Champa Si were made. Artefacts found here are now on display at the Khon Kaen National Museum. The most important piece is the stupa (pagoda) encasing the holy relics of Lord Buddha in gold, silver and bronze caskets. The site was from the Dvaravati period of the 8th-10th century. This model for Phra That Na Dun comes alive every Makha Bucha Day.How to get there, From Maha Sarakham City, use highway 2040 via Amphoe Kae Dam and Wapi Pathum, turn right into highway 2045 to Amphoe Na Dun. Prathat is 65 kms from Maha Sarakham City.

Phra That Na Dun