Attractions

Museum in Yasothon

Wiman Phaya Taen

Drive into Yasothon from the south and you can't miss the 19m-tall toad sitting on the shore of the Tuan River. It honours the Toad King, a central character in the myth behind the rocket festival. You can climb up …
Buddhist Temple in Yasothon

Wat Mahathat

The centrepiece of this city-centre temple is a highly venerated Lao-style chedi said to date from AD 695 that enshrines holy relics of Phra Anan (Ananda), the Buddha’s personal attendant monk. Much more interesting…
Buddhist Stupa in Yasothon

That Khang Khao Noi

A rather sinister myth surrounds this ‘Small Sticky Rice Basket Stupa’, a brick-and-stucco chedi dating from the late-Ayuthaya period, 5km outside town towards Ubon Ratchathani. According to one legend (which is tau…
Village in Yasothon

Ban Si Than

Residents of Ban Si Than can’t leave their work behind when they sleep: this is a pillow-making village. All around the village (and most others surrounding it) you’ll see people sewing, stuffing or selling mŏrn lai…
Buddhist Temple in Yasothon

Wat Thung Sadao

That Khang Khao Noi, the ‘Small Sticky Rice Basket Stupa’, is one of the most famous icons of Yasothon. A famous stupa southeast of town on the Ubon Ratchathani road attracts most merit makers, but many Yasothonians…
Historic Site in Yasothon

Ban Singha Tha

The heart of the Ban Singha Tha neighbourhood, just below Wat Mahathat, has several classic French Indochinese shophouses, trimmed with artistic flourishes that are evidence of Yasothon's former wealth. They were bu…