is a landlocked province on the Northeastern Region of Thailand. It is a hilly province which is home to Lam Pao reservoir. The province is also noted for having the biggest dinosaur fossil site in Thailand, with some fossils dating back 120 million years.
Kalasin Province is bordered by Sakon Nakhon Province
to the north, Mukdahan Province
to the east, Roi Et Province
to the south, Maha Sarakham Province
to the southwest, Khon Kaen Province
to the west and Udon Thani Province
to the northwest. It covers 6,947 sq km (2,682 sq mi) and has a population of 982,000 people (2012 estimate). It ranks 29th in size and 22nd in population.
Kalasin Province comprises 18 districts including the provincial capital Mueang Kalasin, or Kalasin Town. The other districts are Na Mon, Kamalasai, Rong Kham, Kuchinarai, Khao Wong, Yang Talat, Huai Mek, Sahatsakhan, Kham Muang, Tha Khantho, Nong Kung Si, Somdet, Huai Phueng, Sam Chai, Na Khu, Don Chan, Khong Chai. The districts are further subdivided into 134 subdistricts or tambon
, and 1,509 villages or muban
Places of Interest in Kalasin Province
- Kalasin Museum: Museum with a modest collection of artifacts from in and around Kalasin.
- Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang: Ancient site with remains of earthern mounds and religious ruins.
- Phraya Chaisunthon Monument: Monument in Kalasin Province of Phraya Chaisunthon, with the right hand holding a teapot and the left hand holding a magic sword.
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