Dwelling on the banks of Bueng
Phlan Chai Lake, Roi Et Province is a prosperous and bustling province in the
northeastern Thailand. Its history dates back to 200 years.
Bueng Phlan Chai is the most
prominent tourist destination in Roi Et. The delightful surroundings around
this large artificial lake are worth a glimpse. This park has a large walking
image of Lord Buddha present in the middle of the flower garden. Bung Klua is
another popular lake. Adventure lovers can enjoy different water sports in the lake
while tourists can relax on the white sandy beach. Thung Kula Rong Rai is one
of those rare places that testify the fact that human hard work and ability can
create wonders. People of this place have transformed a dry land into a fertile
and arable place.
One of the main tourist attractions
in Roi Et is the Tham Pha Nam Thip Non-hunting Area. This zone is mostly covered with
deciduous forest, deciduous dipterocarp forest and dry evergreen forests
surrounded by sandstone mountains. This non-hunting area is known for its sightseeing points and exclusive
fauna that include wild boars, barking deer, monkeys, foxes and squirrels.
Jungle trekking and overnight camping is permitted in this park.
Apart from the above, Roi Et Province offers tourists with several other
mesmerizing places such as Mueang Roi Et Municipality Aquarium, National
museum, Pha Nam Yoi or Isan Buddhist
Park and Pha Nam Yoi Forest Park. The region is renowned for
its beautiful and ancient Buddhist temples and shrines. These temples have outstanding
architecture, fine woodcarving, decorated murals illustrating Buddhist stories
and sacred images of Lord Buddha.
One of the most popular products
of Roi Et is the hand-woven silk with colorful and unique patterns produced in
Ban Wai Leum. There are various festivals and fairs celebrated in this region
that gloriously reflect the culture and tradition of the people of Roi Et. The
most colorful among these is the Khao Pun Bun Phawet Fair held annually during
March. This fair takes place at the Somdech Phra Srinakarindra Park and Bueng
Phalan Chai. Other important events are the Candle festival held on Asalha Puja
Day, Bun Khao Chi and Pho Chai Products
Festival, Bun Bangfai Festival and Long Boat Races of Tambon Mueang Bua. Beauty
contests, candle contests, contests on traditional arts and culture, cultural
performances, parades and competition of a giant-sized Khao Chi are organized
during these festivals.
Roi Et is 512 kilometers away
from Bangkok and is easily connected with the capital by land and air.
Transport Corporation Limited operates air-conditioned and non air-conditioned
buses from Bangkok’s Mochit 2 Bus Terminal. PB Air has a direct flight everyday
from Bangkok to Roi Et. Tourists can even hire a car from Bangkok to reach this