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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

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There are buses from Bangkok to Roi Et in Bangkok’s northern bus terminal (Mo Chit 2) daily.  For more information, call 1490 or go to the website www.transport.co.th

Now, you can buy a ticket online in www.busticket.in.th, www.thaiticketmajor.com  or www.thairoute.com

There is no direct train service to Roi Et. Visitors can take a train to Khon Kaen and then continue by bus to Roi Et. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information.

Solar Air can bring you to Roi Et.  For more information, call +66 2535 2455-6 or go to the airline website www.solarair.co.th

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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.

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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.

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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.

Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.

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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.

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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.

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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.

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Roi Et is one of Isan’s oldest cities carrying a long history and retaining a charm and sense of religious, culture, and identity all its own.

There are 20 districts in Roi Et – Mueang Roi Et, Kaset Wisai, Pathum Rat, Chaturaphak Phiman, Thawat Buri, Phanom Phrai, Phon Thong, Selaphum, Suwannaphum, At Samat, Nong Phok, Mueang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai, Moei Wadi, Si Somdet, Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Nong Hi, and Thung Khao Luang.

It is famous for high-quality Thai jasmine rice planting and also known for traditional textiles and wickerwork.

Roi Et province is located in the middle of Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand, where the modern city was founded over 200 years ago. Prior to that, the area featured a large city known as Saket Nakhon that had 11 other cities under its control and was protected by 11 city gates. Roi Et in Thai language means “one hundred and one” and the town was so called either because in ancient times they usually wrote the number eleven as 101 meaning ten and one, instead of one hundred and one, although it is also suggested they were simply exaggerating.

At present, modern development has replaced the ancient civilization, making it hard to find any remains, though the 11th century Khmer ruins at Ku Kasing are under reconstruction as a new tourist venue. Roi Et also features a number of impressive Buddha images and some spectacular festivals, including old fashioned rocket festivals in several towns across the province during the months of May and June.


Roi Et town is built around a large artificial lake, Bung Phlan Chai, where a large, walking Buddha stands on a small island in its center. Tall Buddha images are popular in Roi Et, including the 68-meter tall walking Buddha at Wat Buraphaphiram, which has a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level. Those interested in historical buildings will enjoy Ku Kasing, a large Khmer sanctuary dating from the 11th century that lies sixty kilometers outside of town. Handicrafts are Roi Et province's main product, particularly the Isan khaen, a kind of woodwind instrument. The best ones are made in the small village of Si Kaew. For silk and cotton fabric, Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to visit.

Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are available for tourists.  For nature lovers, you can go camping or staying at Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area.  For more information, contact the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Beung Phlan Chai – it is a symbol of the province.  It is an attractive island in the middle of a large pond, and a place for relaxation and holding many fairs and festivals.

Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et – the garden with diverse sizes and species of flowers and trees with a fountain in the middle of the garden.

Roi Et National Museum – it exhibits and collects history and interesting knowledge about Roi Et province.

Wat Buraphaphiram – the temple where Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni or Luang Phor Yai, the Thailand’s highest standing Buddha, is located.

Wat Sa Thong – the temple where the Happy Fat Buddha is enshrined.

Wat Khlang Ming Mueang – the ancient temple assumed that it was built before establishing Roi Et.  The temple was a place for the ceremony of drinking the water of allegiance.

Tham Pha Nam Tip Non-hunting Area – it is an important area for learning about ecology and an area that is the source of several rivers.

Prang Ku or Prasat Nong Ku – it is a group of ruins constrcted in the temple Wat Prang Ku area, comprising of a stupa, the main Buddha image, a library, and a pond.

Ku Ka Sing – a group of ruins contructed in the temple Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, comprising of three stupas standing on one laterite base.

Ku Phra Koh Na – the ruins comprising of three brick stupas contructed on the sandstone bases.

Bueng Kluea – the large marsh with the beach nearby.

Phanom Phrai Bun Bang Fai Festival – the well-known rocket festival of Roi Et people.

Roi Et Travel Guide

You can go visiting historical places or temples and worship Phra Phuttha Ratana Mongkon Mahamuni, the highest standing Buddha in Thailand.

Papaya salad or Somtam, grilled chicken and spicy minced meat salad or Larb are examples of popular Isan food.  Going around the city or other districts, you can taste various kinds of Thai food.

Roi Et is famous for its traditional textiles and silk products, Kaan – a pipe-liked Isan music instrument, and pillows with Thai weaving patterns.  For food lovers, pressed pork, sour pork, dried shredded pork, and Chinese sausages are popular.