Maha Sarakham is situated in the
heart of Northeast Thailand having peaceful atmosphere and being the
center of education in the northeast so the name "Taksila of Isan"
(Taksila was a city where educaton of all branches were centered in
the ancient India) is given to it. Maha Sarakham is 470 kilometers,
along highways, from Bangkok. It occupies an area of 5,291.68 square
kilometers being a rolling plain without mountain or hill with the
Chi River flows through. The majority of the area is rice field.
The principal occupations of Maha Sarakham
people are cultivation and animal raising. Outstanding home industry
of Maha Sarakham is sericulture and silk fabric production. Maha Sarakham
hand woven silk and cotton mainly have original patterns and are very