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Roi Et 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.
Borders
» North : Kalasin and Mukdahan
» South : Surin and Sisaket
» East : Yasothon
» West : Maha Sarakham
Distances from Roi-Et city to :


Nearby Provinces:  
- Kalasin 45 kms.
- Maha Sarakham 45 kms.
- Mukdahan 220 kms.
- Sisaket 45 kms.
- Surin 128 kms.
- Yasothon 193 kms.
Districts:
- At Samat 34 kms.
- Chaturaphak Phiman 26 kms.
- Janghan 10 kms.
- Kaset Wisai 47 kms.
- Moeiwadi 76 kms.
- Muang Suang 26 kms.
- Nong Phok 73 kms.
- Pathum Rat 85 kms.
- Phanom Phrai 64 kms.
- Pho Chai 58 kms.
- Phon Tong 46 kms.
- Phon Sai 76 kms.
- Selaphum 34 kms.
- Si Somdet 25 kms.
- Suwannaphum 50 kms.
- Thawatchaburi 12 kms.
- King Amphoe Chiang Khuan 16 kms.
- King Amphoe Nong Hee 78 kms.
- King Amphoe Tungkao Luang 26 kms.


Roi Et The history of Muang Roi Et started around late Ayutthaya period, i.e., a king of Laos with his people migrated from Champasak City to settle down in the area which is currently Amphoe Suwanna Phum. Later, during the reign of King Taksin of Thon Buri era Muang Roi Et was moved to the present site while Muang Suwannaphum is still located at its original location till now.

In addition to historical evidences, there have been findings of archaeological evidences showing that the area used to be the habitat of pre-historic people. It was also under the influence of ancient Khmer kingdom due to several findings of Khmer style archaeological sites as Ku Phra Kona, Amphoe Suwannaphum; Ku Kasing, Amphoe Kaset Wisai; Prang Ku, Amphoe Thawatchaburi; etc.
By Bus
Bangkok-Roi Et buses depart from Mochit 2 Bus Terminal every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information.
By Train
There is no direct train running to Roi Et. Visitors can take a train to Khon Kaen, then continue the trip by bus to Roi Et. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information.
Traveling by plane:
By Air
Nok Air has a flights into and out of Roi Et from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport, which Roi Et Airport is about 18 km. from the city. A shuttle bus from the airport to the city is available. Flight Schedule 
Bun Khao Chi Festival
This fair takes place at Amphoe Pho Chai, Roi Et. First held in the year 1993 and aimed to conduct every year during the 2nd weekend of February. Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet
Kin Khao Pun Bun Phawet
This fair was first held in 1991 and will be conducted every year on the first Saturday-Sunday of March. The fair takes place in Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park and Phalanchai lake. 13 processions of Phawet, according to the number of Maha Chat Preaching episodes, are the main feature of the tradition. The processions will be arranged and decorated by the amphoes and other agencies. After arrival at the ceremonial place they will listen to the preaching sermon of the 13 episodes of the Maha Chat. In this affair, the province will prepare Khao Pun (Khanom Chin....small rice flour noodle) for all participants and visitors at no cost.
Buddhist Lent Candle Procession
This festival takes place on Asalha Puja Day of every year in the area of Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park. The main feature is to carry the decorated Buddhist Lent Candle in terms of a procession from each community, accompanied by beautiful ladies, to display around town, and finally to be gathered at the 4-Gabled Pavilion in Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park for the contest of both the decorated candle and the procession.
Bun Bang Fai Featival
There are such old fashioned rocket festivals in several Amphoes of the province during May-June expressing the local tradition and culture. Especially, at Amphoe Phanam Phrai and Amphoe Suwannaphum 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.
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