Yasothon is a town on the Chi River in the northeastern region of Thailand. It is the capital and administrative center of Yasothon Province and seat of its City District. Within this district, subdistrict Nai Mueang comprises the bounds of the town proper, which had a population of 21,134 in 2005. It lies a little more than 500 km (310 mi) northeast of Bangkok, the Thai capital.
Places of Interest
Phra That Anon – a Thai chedi or stupa over 1000 years old, said to contain a relic of Ananda, a favoured disciple of the Buddha. An annual festival is held in March to honour the temple.
That Kong Khao Noi – a chedi southwest of Yasothon by the village of Tat Thong housing a statue of Buddha. Each April the statue is bathed in a ceremony to call for rains. The Tat or chedi is similar in style to Phra That Anon in the center of Yasothon, and to Phra That Si Kotaboon in Kam Muam district of Laos PDR.
Thai Tat Thong is also an excavation site of a prehistoric settlement.