Maha Sarakham is the educational center of northeastern Thailand. Relatively small for its location (it only spans 5,000 square kilometers), the province is nonetheless an important part of Thailand’s cultural heritage. During the Dvaravati era, Maha Sarakham was home to the city of Nakhon Champa Si, a beautiful place teeming with temples and sacred Buddhist shrines, many of which are still standing. The province is also known for its stunning textiles—beautiful handwoven silks and cottons in a variety of patterns unique to the region.
Maha Sarakham is divided into the following districts: Muang, Kantharawichai, Kosum Phisai, Wapi Pathum, Borabue, Phayakkhaphum Phisai, Na Chueak, Chiang Yuen, Na Dun, Kae Dam,Yang Si Surat, Kut Rang and Chuen Chom.