Once a prosperous and extensive community .but ravaged by floods, Roi Et has made a come - hack as a town of great promise with its huge Thong Kula Rong Hai (flat-land) being developed into 2 fertile and productive land. Roi Ft is 512 kilometers from Bangkok.
ROI ET's ATTRACTIONS
Bung Phlan Chai a lake in the town center which has been deepened to make a beautiful spot for the town people. It is also where the Roi Et Town Pillar is located.
Wat Buraphaphiram is situated in the provincial town. The country's highest standing Buddha image, reaching 67.85 meters in height is enshrined in this temple.
Wat Klang Ming Muang is also located in the provincial town. Its monastic hall is more than 200 years old and house mural paintings depicting the Life of theLord Buddha. In the reign of King Rama V, the Swearing - In Ceremony was held at this temple.
Roi Et Reservoir about three kilometers from town center, is another area popular with the people. For it provides both beautiful scenery and restful atmosphere for relaxation.
Thung Kula Rong Hai is a huge flat - land covering four provinces, Surin, Roi Et, Maha - Saraham and Buriram, with an area of about one million acres. The name literally means the Weeping Field of the Kula (a tough nomad people). For it was scorching dry in the summer and totally inundated during the rainy season, with no natural water sources or tall trees to provide shade. however, it has been partially developed for agricultural purpose through a land reform project to turn it into a vast productive farming area.
Ku Ka Sing , a large Khmer architecture dating between 1017 - 7087 A.D. , is located in Amphoe Kaset Wisai. Travel 60 kilometers along Roi Et -Surin Road until arriving Ku Phra Kona and turn right into the road leading to Ku Ka Sing, 18 kilometers away. The remains consist of 3 prangs located on the same sand stone basement and rectangular buildings called Bannalai situated at two sides in front. All buildings are surrounded by the wall.
Pha Nam Yoi Forest Park is located in the northeast of Amphoe NongPhok, 65 kilometers from Roi Et. Pha Nam Yoi is a large stone cliff having running water and small springs coming out from the cliff all year round. On the hill is a monastery with a large multipurpose and hie pagoda of 101 meters in height.