Ban Phon Phrae Wa Silk Weaving Group Phrae Wa silk is a unique style of the Phu
Thai ethnic group of Ban Phon. It is divided into two patterns: Lai Lak (principal
pattern) and Lai Thaep (stripe pattern). It can be considered that Phrae Wa silk
is a rare handcrafted textile product in Thailand.
Pha Sawoei Their Majesties the King and the Queen visited the cliff and had lunch
here, so the place’s name was changed to Pha Sawoei (Sawoei is a royal term for eating).
As it is located in the deep valley with a high cliff, the locals also called it
'Heo Ham Hot'.
Namtok Pha Nang Khoi It is a huge waterfall, beautifully cascading down from the
Phu Phan mountain range. It is surrounded with abundant thick forest. There is water
all year round, even in the dry season.
Namtok Tat Thong - It is a huge and beautiful waterfall with complex stone cliffs
Phu Thai Nong Hang Handicraft Centre Some of the beautiful basketry products include
Krato – a vegetable container, Kratip – a sticky rice container, handbags and other
Phu Thai Khok Kong Cultural Village is a small village situated at the hillside
and inhabited by a large number of Phu Thai ethnic group.
Phu Faek Forest Park and Dinosaur Footprints It is located in Tambon Phu Laen Chang,
with alternate mountainous and hilly topography covered with a deciduous dipterocarp
forest featuring various kinds of flora and it is easy to spot some wild animals
such as squirrels, tree shrews, civets and hares. At present, there are 4 Dinosaur
footprints that can be seen clearly.
Kalasin has various kinds of local products such as Phrae Wa silk, Mudmee silk, Khit
textile, basketry products, pounded pork and beef.
Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair It is held annually in February in
front of the city hall. The festival features a colourful parade of each district
decorated with a gigantic-sized Pong Lang – folk vertical xylophone, people dressed
in traditional clothes, cultural competition, beauty pageant.
Wichit Phrae Wa Silk Festival It is held annually on August 12, at Rim Pao Hotel
to honour H.M. Queen Sirikit who has kindly supported the Phrae Wa silk under her
royal patronage and promoted it to wider public awareness. The Queen’s support also
helps to create employment for local Phu Thai people.