Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum
Wat Mahatad is situated at the heart of Kalasin province, 19 kilometers away from the city. It is where the sacred Pra Mahatad, the 1,000-year-old stupa, is located. This stupa was built during the time when the northeastern people began to accept Buddhism, so it is considered the very first Buddhist religious site in Thailand. This eight cubic stupa is eight meters high and has been restored three times. Read more
Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum or Poo Goom Kaow Museum exhibits the dinosaur bones that were excavated in Kalasin province. There is also an exhibition to show the origin of dinosaurs and human beings. This museum is considered as one of the best in Southeast Asia.
Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum is located at Tambol Noneburi, Amphur Sahaskun, Kalasin, tel. 043-871-014 (around 28 kilometers from the city). Kalasin is one of the most cultivated provinces in Thailand. It is well known for its Praewa silk and Ponglang (a local musical instrument). Additionally, this city is rich in its beautiful mountain scenery. Tourists can visit the Sirindhorn Dinosaur Museum then visit the temple and the antique village. The antique village is the center of the Dhavaravati Kingdom, which is more than 1,000 years old. The Dhavaravati Kingdom has a unique tradition inherited from Buddhism in India.
The well-known Praewa silk is a product of the OTOP merchandise. Formerly, red with the black background was the most popular color. These days, there are many colors for the customers to choose. At Amphur Kummuang, there is a group of weavers that have produced this silk for many years.
A tip for choosing the best silk is the customer should hold the silk to the sun and check that it is not too thin. It should have finely detailed patterns and a harmonious color.