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Yasothon has little to offer visitors outside the official whizz-bang rocket festival period of mid-May. Culture-seeking travellers, however, will appreciate this detour from the fast track to check out a slice of Thailand that few people (including other Thais) ever see. Besides some historical sites in the city, including the charming neighbourhood of Ban Singha Tha with its classic French Indochinese shophouses, people looking to nose deep into Isan culture might want to take a peek at the myth-laden Buddhist stupa That Khang Khao Noi, 5km east of town, or purchase some of Thailand's famous triangle-shaped pillows in Ban Si Than, a small village 20km away.

Best time to visit

In Yasothon, the wet season is oppressive and overcast, the dry season is humid and partly cloudy, and it is hot year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°C to 35°C and is rarely below 14°C or above 38°C.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Yasothon for warm-weather activities is from late November to mid February.

Check the below table for the general idea of Yasothon weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.7 23 16.8
Feb 32.8 26.2 20.1
Mar 34.7 28.4 22.8
Apr 36 29.9 24.6
May 34.9 29.4 25.2
Jun 34.1 29.3 25.4
Jul 32.9 28.5 25.1
Aug 32.2 28.1 24.8
Sep 31.8 27.7 24.6
Oct 31.4 27 23.2
Nov 31.4 25.9 20.9
Dec 30.1 23.8 18.1

Yasothon’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Yasothon is a mainly agricultural Northeastern Province. There is not a lot of outdoor adventure travel, but there are some nice local cultural features, especially the famous Rocket Festival held every May.

Bun Bang Fai- The famous rocket festival of Yasothon province, Thailand

Rocket Festivals (known as Bun Bang Fai) are indigenous to the Isan region and take place throughout North East Thailand, prior to the start of the rainy season, during May and June, with the exact date specific depending on each village. Traditionally the festivities will last for 2-3 days. The largest, noisiest and at times the most bizarre festival is without doubt that of Yasothon, with the bedlam kicking off annually on the second Friday of May.

This ancient festival is thought to have originated from neighbouring country Lao and Cambodia, and is believed to predate Buddhism; the festival is also widely believed to be a variant of fertility rites and an offering to the spirits, in particular to “Phaya Thaen”, the god of rain and Phosop the goddess of rice, to ask for both the much needed rain and a bountiful harvest.

Visit Phaya Thaen Public Park at Yasothon, Thailand- Home of the biggest toad in the world

Phaya Thaen Park : located on the road named Chaeng Sanit. According to the beliefs of the often drought-stricken Northeastern (Isan) region, this park is called Phaya Thaen because it is named after Phaya Thaen rain god. This park has always been chosen as the venue for the annual Rainy May Festival. Some of Yasothon's other major festivals, such as the traditional Songkran Festival, are also held there.

The park is surrounded by a winding stream and comprises a beautiful garden, outdoor stage, playground and health park. Fairs and festivals are also held here, including the previously mentioned Annual Rocket Festival, the annual boat race, and the water festival (Songkran).

Visit That Kong Khao Noi

Yasothon is best known for the giant toad museum. But when you have finished educating yourself, you could venture down to That Kong Khao Noi (ธาตุก่องข้าวน้อย), an old pagoda with some interesting history.

The concrete pagoda is in the middle of a small garden area with other stone and brick pillars to the side. In front of the stupa, there is a tiny house that holds a small Buddha image.

All around the pagoda, you will see many different small models, such as chickens and cows. These are offerings that people bring when asking for forgiveness.

Farther towards the carpark area, there is a statue of the farmer who built the structure.

Visit Wat Maha That

In the province of Yasothon, apart from learning about amphibians and folklores at Phraya Khan Khak (toad museum), there are a few temples scattered around. The most revered one is probably Wat Maha That (วัดมหาธาตุ), a stylish temple in the town center.

The Chedi – The most iconic building at Wat Maha That is a beautiful white and gold Chedi called Phra Wat Anon (พระธาตุอานนท์). This was originally built in the 18th century with Laotian style architecture. This stupa contains some relics of Ananda, one of the disciples of Buddha. Ananda is a very respected figure within Buddhism so many Thais will visit here to pay their respects.

Beautiful paintings – In the wiharn building, sits a Buddha statue meditating in the ‘Calling The Earth to Witness’ pose, resting on a platform. What we found interesting though, were the colorful, detailed paintings all around the room. It looked as though they were being restored and we even managed to capture someone in the midst of their creativity.

Scripture hall – The other building of interest here is the wooden scripture hall that sits in the middle of a pond. It holds various Buddhist scriptures written onto dried leaves. It rests on stone pillars above the water to prevent any terminates from eating their way through.

B.M.Grand Hotel

Add: 105/4 Rattanaket Rd 045712333.

Is a modern and clean hotel close to the centre of town. There is a restaurant onsite, but it appears that it will only be open if there is any demand. The above mentioned Ransamlit Restaurant is about 100 metres distance to the right,and an internet cafe is next door to the right. Free coffee is available in the morning.

Little English is spoken and everything is written in Thai,with the exception of the hotel sign out front,which also has English.

They are very helpful and friendly though, and laundry service is cheap, although a little slow.

Most restaurants on Yasothon 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 Yasothon.


Open from 10.00 -22.00 hrs. Thai and local food. Opposite side of the gouvernor houes.

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Supper/Night Dining

Address: 22/1 Thetsaban 1 Road, Tambon Nai Mueng, Amphoe Mueng, Yasothon

Jong Rak

Thai food.

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family, Cheap Eat/Budget

Address: Sahaphattana Road, Amphoe Mueng, Yasothon

Yot Nakhon

Thai food.

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Supper/Night Dining

Address: Uthairamrit Road, Amphoe Mueng, Yasothon

Tut Ting

Thai food.

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family, Supper/Night Dining

Address: 90/92 Rattanakhet Road, Amphoe Mueng, Yasothon

Child Bakery

Cuisine: Desserts

Restaurant Type: Children/Family, Buffet

Address: Rattanakhet Road, Amphoe Mueng, Yasothon

Mit Ari

Thai food.

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Supper/Night Dining

Address: Witthaya Damrong Road, Amphoe Mueang, Yasothon

Tong Tong

Thai food.

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Supper/Night Dining

Address: 220/8-9 Ratthanaket Road, Amphoe Mueng, Yasothon

Wibunchai Suki

Suki Yaki restaurent.

Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Type: Children/Family, Supper/Night Dining

Address: 455/22 Witthaya Thamrong Road, Amphoe Mueng, Yasothon

Get in

By car

Use highway 1 (Pahol Yothin Rd.) and turn right at Saraburi into highway 2 (Mitraphap Rd.). Keep going via Nakhon Ratchasima to Amphoe Pimai, Nong Song Hong and Ban Phai of Khon Kaen. Get into highway 23, travel via Amphoe Boraue, Maha Sarakham, Roi-Et, Amphoe Thawatburi and Seraphume, to Yasothon. This route is 531 km and it takes 7 hours.

By bus

Bus and air-conditioned coach leave Northeastern Bus Terminal in Bangkok for Yasothon daily. For more information, call Northeastern Bus Terminal, Kamphaengphet 2 Rd., at 0-2936-2852-66.

Minibus from Mukdahan bus terminal leaves approx every hour on the half hour and costs B84 to the Yasothon bus terminal.

Bus from Roi Et costs B59 and takes 1.5 hours. A bus from Korat costs B190 and takes 4.5 hours.

We recommend you check the latest bus schedule and price via

By train and plane

Passengers can go to Ubon Ratchathani first, then drive to Yasothon, 99 km away.

Get around

This can be a little daunting as there are no TukTuks.

There are motorcycle taxis waiting at the new bus terminal which is about 7 km out of town. Cost is about ฿ 60–70.

There are also taxis, but these want B200 to take you into town,although you may be able to bargain this down to B150.

These are difficult to find in the city itself when you want to go back to the terminal unless you ask your hotel to help arrange transport. There may be a few samlors (3 wheel pedal tricycles) within the city which will slowly get you there for ฿ 50.

Otherwise, it is not a large city and is easily walked around.

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