Maha Sarakham is one of the provinces of Thailand. It is in the northeastern region of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Kalasin, Roi Et, Surin, Buriram, and Khon Kaen. The town of Maha Sarakham is the province’s capital. The city has long been known as a regional education centre, the so-called “Taxila of Isan” (taking this name from the ancient Hindu centre of learning). It is home to six colleges, as well as Maha Sarakham University (MSU) and Maha Sarakham Rajabhat University. Sarakham has the feel of a student town with the younger, more cosmopolitan population much in evidence in the downtown campus area and near MSU’s second campus a few miles away at Kamlieng.