Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol
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 centre.
Tall Buddhas are popular in Roi Et as Wat Buraphaphiram features a 68-metres
walking Buddha,with a staircase that enables visitors to climb to knee-high level.
Sixty kilometres outside of town, Ku Kasing is a large Khmer
sanctuary dating from the 11 th century,and under restoration.
Handicrafts are the province's main product,particularly
the Isan khaen, a kind of panpipe made from wood and reeds.
These are best made in the small village of Si Kaew.
Thanon Phadung Phanit is a good place to buy silk and cotton fabric.
||: Kalasin and Mukdahan
||: Surin and Si Sa Ket
||: Maha Sarakham
|Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
|Thung Khao Luang
Festivals & Events
Bun Khao Chi Festival
: Pho Chai District
Bun Khao Chi Festival is held annually in front of Pho Chai District, Roi Et.
First held in the year 1993 and aimed to conduct every year during the 2nd
weekend of February. The Northeasterners believe that by making merit with
Khao Chi or grilled sticky rice, they would gain huge merit. Local cultural
performances, sales of goods, agricultural exhibitions, Khao Chi contest,
Miss Beautiful Khao Chi Contest, as well as various forms of entertainment
all day and night.
Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet
: Somdej Phra Srinakharin Park and Phalan Chai Lake
Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet
Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet was first held in 1991 and will be held annually on the
first weekend of March. Bun Phawet is a Buddhist ceremony in which the monks
give a sermon of all chapters of the Vessantara Jataka, otherwise called the
Great Birth Sermon. There are also 13 parades of Phawet, according to the number
of the chapters of the sermon, arranged by various public and private organisations.
The area around Bueng Phalan Chai has stalls providing free “Khao Pun - rice noodle
- for participants. There are also contests of traditional arts and culture such
as making the “bai si su khwan” tray.
Bun Bang Fai Festival
: May - June
: Phanom Phrai District and Suwannaphum District
Bun Bang Fai Festival or Rocket Festival is a merit-making ceremony traditionally
practiced by ethnic throughout of Isan during May - June. In Roi Et province, Bun
Bang Fai Festival is held festival annually especially in Phanam Phrai District
and Suwannaphum District. The processions are as great as what they perform at
the provincial level thus causing a huge number of audiences both from their
own province and from the neighboring provinces to view the activity.
Buddhist Lent Candle Procession
: Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park
Buddhist Lent Candle Procession is held on Asalha Puja Day of every year in
the area of Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park. Buddhist Lent Candle Procession is
beginning of Buddhist Lent when monks retreat to their temples for three months,
dedicating their time to study, meditation and prayer. Small candles are presented
to the monks along with other basic essentials to use during their confinement.
The candles are carved into beautiful shapes and a competition is held to award
the most beautiful candle.