Si Sa Ket is a quiet province on the Cambodia border with Khmer ruins scattered throughout
the province.Most notable are the two ruined sanctuaries
of Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai and Noi,dating back to the 10 th century.
However, the most famous Khmer site is actually in Cambodia.
Khao Phra Wihan was built over 10 centuries ago and is
one of the most spectacular Angkor-period sites.
Built as a Hindu temple, it begins in Thailand
and rises to 600 metres with the main sanctuary in Cambodia.
After a long period of war, its wonderful craftsmanship,
stairways and courts are now being restored.
Thi walk to the summit is long and steep,
but visitors are sure to be impressed by the size and complexity of its design.
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi
and Highway No. 2 to Nakhon Ratchasima,
then use Highway No.226 to Si Sa Ket via Buri Ram and Surin, a total distance of 571 kilometres..
Buses depart from Bangkok's Mochit 2 Bus Terminal to Si Sa Ket every day.
Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information
Ordinary, rapid, and express trains regularly leave Bangkok and Bang Sue Station for Si Sa Ket.
The route is 515 kilometres. For more information,
call State Railway of Thailand at 1690,
and Si Sa Ket Railway Station at 0-4561-1525 or visit www.railway.co.th
Visitors can fly from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
and continue the trip by bus to Si Sa Ket. Call Thai Airways at Tel: 1566, 0 2628 2000.
Usually over the first weekend
of each March, is held at the Somdej Sri Nakharin Park. It coincides with
the full blooming of the Lamduan flowers. Activities include demonstration
of the arts and cultures of the four minority groups (Khmer, Suay, Lao and
Yer), stalls offering local handicraft, a combination of live drama-light
and sound presentation portraying the founding of the city.
Organized annually in June at the
ground in front of the district offices of Kantralak of khun Han (alternating
yearly between the two districts). There are numerous very interesting activities
such as the selling of fruits and crops of the province. Fruit Float parade,
technical exhibition and organizing of caravan to visit various fruit orchards.
Held on Sunday of the
3rd week in August. The route leads uphill to Khao Phra Viharn and lies
between Ban Phumsaral Pha Moh E-Daeng of Kantralak district. As it is held
in the rainy season and runners must go through mist and fog, it is indeed
a highly challenging event and attracts a large number of participants.