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Sakon Nakhon Travel Guide, Thailand

Sakon Nakhon is one of the most popular towns in Thailand and it is located within the beautiful region of Isan. Sakon Nakhon province is situated in the north eastern part of Thailand. This beautiful place has a population of only about 76,000 people. One can reach to this place by landing on to Sakon Nakhon Airport which is located in the northern part of this town and is the regional airport of this place. The historical importance of this place lies in the very fact that it became the base of communists’ activities which began in late 1950s and also a living ground or shelter for Thai people who became homeless after the Second World War.

Sakon Nakhon- Travel guide:Economy

The economy of this place is based to some extent on the products made in the arts and crafts centers of this region that includes Kud Na Kham Crafts and Arts Centre, Ban Charn Crafts and Arts Centre where one can explore unmatchable variety of wood carving, ceramics, silk weaving, local textile and blacksmith which are considered as premium export goods of this place. Local products centers are popular because the farmers earn extra money by pursuing pottery trade. Wha Yai Weaving Village is one of the popular local products center in Sakon Nakhon province as there is a big production of undiluted and naturally dyed textiles made of cotton, and silk.

Sakon Nakhon- Travel guide: Festivals & Events

The popular festivals of Sakon Nakhon province includes Ruam Nam Jai Tha iSakon Fair where tourists can get to know of the diverse culture of some tribal groups in this province. Other popular festival is Ram Ruk event which includes traditional rites by “so” people in this province and the event starts before noon. Another popular festival is Boon Mahachart Festival and Rocket Festival and in these ocasions one can enjoy amusing activities such as Mahachart Preying, local rocket competition, local rocket parade contest and Phang Kone Cooking Festival.

Wax Castle Parade is another popular festival celebrated in this beautiful province and the tourists can enjoy spectacular showcases of wax castles. People of Sakon Nakhon province have firm belief and faith that the wax castles can invite Lord Buddha from heaven on earth so as to cure troubles of the poor and depressed. Boat Race is also one of the most popular festivals of Sakon Nakhon province and is held at Tha Nang Arb or Phang Thong pool. Boat Race is conducted synchronically with the wax castle parade.

While in Thailand you could also visit Nakhon Pathom or Bangkok

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