Amnat Charoen is located in Southern I-San plateau approximately 583 kilometres from Bangkok. It is a newly established province upgraded from Amphoe Amnat Charoen of Ubon Ratchathani Province in 1993.
The province is divided into the following districts: Mueang, Chanuman, Phana, Hua Taphan, Senangkhanikhom, Pathum Ratchawongsa and Lue Amnat.
How to get there
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 2 to Nakhon Ratchasima, then take Highway No. 226 to Buriram and Surin and continue the journey along Highways No. 214 and 202 to Amnat Charoen via Suwannaphum and Yasothon, a total distance of 585 kilometres.
Buses depart from Mochit 2 Bus Terminal to Amnat Charoen every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 for more information
There is no direct train to Amnat Charoen. Visitors can take a train to Ubon Ratchathani, then continue the trip by bus to Amnat Charoen. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information.
Thai Airways flies from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani, which is 75 kilometres from Amnat Charoen. Call 1566, 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000 for more information.
This festival is held around November in front of the Chanuman district office nearby the Mekong River. The festival draws decorative boats from neighbouring provinces and Lao P.D.R.
This tradition is a gathering of unmarried male and female villagers. Females weave along with musical tunes conducted by male villagers.