Photo: One of Thailand's craziest festivals.

Things to see and do

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Wareratchadet Road

Other than the Rocket Festival, Wat Maha That (or Wat Phra That Yasothon as it is also known) on Wareratchadet Road is worth a look if you are waiting for a bus or a revelation. The chedi is believed to be around 1,300 years old and is similar in style to the one at Nakhon Phanom. Next to the wat is an ancient scripture hall which is built over a small pond. The ashes of Phra Ananda, are stored ... Read more about Wat Phra That Yasothon .

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Just outside of the centre of town

This park is just outside of the centre of Yasothon and is a popular place for the locals to relax. The park is geared up for a variety of pastimes including concerts, plays and boat racing and is also the centrepiece during the rocket ... Read more about Phaya Thaen Public Park .

Yasothon Rocket Festival  (Bung Fai)
Just outside Yasothon

Yasothon's Rocket Festival is a spectacular event, definitely worth seeing if you are in the vicinity. Ostensibly a rain making ceremony, today, the festival is drifting away from its roots with far more media attention while slowly attracting an increasing trickle of tourists. Held in mid May (May 9-11, 2014), the festival attracts pyromaniacs and amateur rocket scientists from around ... Read more about Yasothon Rocket Festival (Bung Fai) .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Yasothon? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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