Use highway 1 (Pahol Yothin Rd.) and turn right at Saraburi into highway 2 (Mitraphap Rd.). Keep going via Nakhon Ratchasima to Amphoe Pimai, Nong Song Hong and Ban Phai of Khon Kaen. Get into highway 23, travel via Amphoe Boraue, Maha Sarakham, Roi-Et, Amphoe Thawatburi and Seraphume, to Yasothon. This route is 531 km and it takes 7 hours.
Bus and air-conditioned coach leave Northeastern Bus Terminal in Bangkok for Yasothon daily. For more information, call Northeastern Bus Terminal, Kamphaengphet 2 Rd., at 0-2936-2852-66.
By train and plane
Passengers can go to Ubon Ratchathani first, then drive to Yasothon, 99 km away.
This can be a little daunting as there are no TukTuks.
There are motorcycle taxis waiting at the new bus terminal which is about 7 km out of town. Cost is about ฿ 60–70. There are also taxis, but these want B200 to take you into town,although you may be able to bargain this down to B150.
These are difficult to find in the city itself when you want to go back to the terminal unless you ask your hotel to help arrange transport. There may be a few samlors (3 wheel pedal tricycles) within the city which will slowly get you there for ฿ 50.
Otherwise, it is not a large city and is easily walked around.
Rocket Festival A Rocket Festival is a merit-making ceremony traditionally practiced by ethnic Lao people throughout much of Isan and Laos, in numerous villages and municipalities near the beginning of the wet season.
Yasothon is famed for its handicrafts such as triangle pillow or Mon Kwan, Khit cloth, replica cart, sticky rice container, and basketry. Other good foods include preserved sour fish, royal featherback fish and sweet rice noodle.
Is in Rattanaket Rd a few hundred metres from the city centre, to the left of the road to the bus station, as you walk towards the bus station. No English is spoken and the menu is entirely in Thai. They will do a decent fried mixed veg (pat pak ruam) with chicken (guy), pork (moo) or prawns (gung). Quite cheap, with a bottle of beer (same pronunciation – "bee-ya" – bottle is "koo-wat"), and steamed rice (cow soo-aye) will cost about ฿150.
A little further along Rattanaket Rd beyond the above restaurant to the left is a night market, where cheap eats can be obtained. There are tables and chairs to the rear of some of these so you can sit and eat there. If you want beer or other drinks, buy from the nearby 711. A good meal will cost about B40. On the main road through the City centre, there are a couple of street eat stalls which do breakfast. These are located two streets removed to the front and to the left of the B M Grand Hotel.
105/4 Rattanaket Rd 045712333.
Is a modern and clean hotel close to the centre of town. There is a restaurant onsite, but it appears that it will only be open if there is any demand. The above mentioned Ransamlit Restaurant is about 100 metres distance to the right,and an internet cafe is next door to the right. Free coffee is available in the morning.
Little English is spoken and everything is written in Thai,with the exception of the hotel sign out front,which also has English. They are very helpful and friendly though, and laundry service is cheap, although a little slow.
Aircon double, with hot water, flat screen TV and bar fridge is ฿450.