Located in Cambodia, right by Amphoe Kantharalak, some 35 kilometres from
Amphoe Kantharalak, the cliff-top Khmer sanctuary once belonged to Thailand.
It was enlisted as an antique architecture by the Fine Arts Department and
with announcement in the Royal Gazette on October 11, 1940. After the World
Court ruling on July 15, 1962, the sanctuary belongs to Cambodia until now.
For more information about visiting Phear Vihear Sanctuary, call Amphoe
Kantharalak at 0 4566 1422 or Ranger Unit 23 at 0 4566 1443.
to Preah Vihear Sanctuary needs to pay 200 baht each to get through Khao
Phra Wihan National Park, 5 baht for border crossing (pay to Amphoe Kantharalak)
and 200 baht entry fee (pay to Cambodian Government). Visiting the sanctuary
requires at least an hour.
On ubon Road is and old structure belonging to Khun Amphai Phanich (Indr
Naksiharat), built in 2468 B.E. (1925) by Chinese and Mon craftsmen. The
artistic configuration and beautiful plaster patterns, based on Chinese
traditions, has been carefully preserved and restores, which has earned
it the top award in the Urban Architectural Preservation category in 2530
B.E. (1987). It has also been listed as an antiquity by the Fine Arts Department.
Situated in Wat Sa Kamphaeng Noi, Ban Klang, Tambon Khayung, The Khmer Ruins
comprises laterite stupa and chapel with a big pond at front, all are in
the embrace of laterite wall. Once it had a stone carved lintel depicting
‘the Varun God’, the god of rain, sitting on the throne above three swans.
The carving was placed over Kiattimukha. The Khmer Ruins in Bapuan is dated
back to the 11th Century. At the first place, it was used for religious
purpose. In the 13th Century, under the reign on King Chaya Varaman VII,
Bayon Architectural style was added. During such time, the ruins was called
‘Arokaya Sala’ to be served as community hospital. How to
The Khmer Ruins is 8 kilometres from Si Sa Ket City,
on the right of highway 226 (Si Sa Ket-Uthumphon Phisai).
The main stupa at the middle is a bit bigger than other two, but its roof,
in rectangular shape, is shorter. It has only gate at the east with sandstone
frame decorated with unfinished carved lintel depicting a man standing above
the kiattimukha with flower frame. Located in Moo 6 Ban Prasat, Tambon Kanthararom,
Ta Leng Khmer Ruins features a single stupa standing on the base. The stupa
has rectangular base facing east. Presently, only the front wall and some
side walls remain. The front door is the real door while the other three
are fault doors. Pillars by the front door are delicately carved. The ruins
was built in 11th-12th Century.
Located in Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, Ban Kamphaeng Yai, Tambon Sa Kamphaeng
Yai, it is the biggest and most perfect Khmer Ruins in Si Sa Ket
Khmer Ruins comprises three stupas on the same base lining in North-South
direction and facing east. The main stupa, at the middle, made from sandstone
and bricks in some part, houses carved lintel depicting God Indra on the
back of Erawan Heavenly Elephant above the Kiattimukha. Other two stupas
are made of brick with sandstone decorations such as lintel, gable frame
and door frame. Behind the southern stupa is another brick stupa. Before
all are two brick vihara surrounded with walls made from laterite and sandstone
and 4 Gopuras (doors) at all directions.How to get there:
The Khmer Ruins is 26 kilometres from Si Sa Ket City and 2 kilometres from
Amphoe Uthumphon Phisai, via highway 226.
Located in Prasat Phanaram Temple, Prasat Ban Prasat is a Khmer ancient site built in 17th Buddhist century
and restored in the end of Ayutthaya period and at the beginning of Rattanakosin period. The addition was
done with the influence of Lan Xang. The compound is comprised of 3 prangs standing on the same base built
with laterite. The wall of the compound was built with laterite as well. Presumably, there were at all
4 directions but at present, there are only the one in the south. It is believed the compound was built
on the purpose of keeping the relics of the governor of the city.
Daily from 08.30 am. – 04.30 pm.
How to get there:
Take Highway No.226 from Si Sa Ket town centre, continue for 39 km to Amphoe Huay
Thap Than and continue for another 8 km.
Prasat Prang Ku is 10 kilometres from the district office. Prang Ku is a
small Khmer site built of large laterite slabs. It is over a thousand years
old. The front part has a large pool that is the habitat of waterfowls in
the dry season.
Prasat Ban Samo is 10 kilometres southeast of Prang Ku. A laterite wall
surrounds this small Khmer site. The square pagoda has a lintel above a
fake doorway facing the south. An ancient pool lies beyond the wall. components
which are:Pagoda :
The pagoda is built of laetrile and is
square in shape. It has fake doorways in 3 directions; the one facing
south has a lintel over it. There is also a print attached to the pagoda.
This is another laetrile structure and is located
at the southeastern part of the wall. A doorway faces west. Wall
Built of laetrile, it has a doorway in the shape of an
Located at Ban Tamnak Sai, Tambon Bak Dong, Tamnak Sai Khmer Ruins has a
single stupa on sandstone base. The brick stupa has rectangular shape and
one real door at the east while the other three are fault doors with carved
door frame on the brick. Two carved guardian lions are watching the gate.
The front door has frame made of sandstone. The door once was decorated
with carved lintel depicting the God Narai lying on naga, with Laksami sitting
at his feet, and Brahma rising from his navel. Both side of Brahma are hermit
and a person in the frame. Now such lintel is kept in Phimai National Museum.
Don Tuan sanctuary, at Tambon Bung Malu, Kantralak district, is about 38
kms. from the district town on the Kantralak Pha Moh E-Daeng route. It is
a small ancient Khom temple sited on the cliff top on the Thai-Cambodian
Located in the heart of Si Sa Ket City, the Buddhist temple’s vihara houses
‘Luang Pho To’ the sacred icon of Si Sa Ket. The gigantic Buddha image in
attitude of subduing Mara is 6.85 metres high and 3.50 metres wide. Built
during Khmer era over a thousand years ago, the statue was originally carved
from stone and decorated later at unknown time.
Located within the Sukhaphiban area of Khun Han district, some 61 kms. from
the provincial seat, is Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew (Wat Lan Khuad). Religious
edifices and other structures here are decorated with glass bottles of different
colors and shapes numbering in the millions, producing fascinating designs
and patterns. The local people commonly refer to it as Wat Lan Khuad, or
Temple of the Million Bottles.
This temple is 8 kilometres away on the Si Sa Ket-Yang Chum Noi road. The
site has a traditional design. The area is used for religious ceremonies
and as a museum to display the life of Isan tribes such as Lao, Khmer, Suai,
Located in the municipality region, the Buddhist temple is remarkable with
architectures made from million of colourful glass bottles donated by the
people. All the architecture is beautiful, particularly the pavilion called
‘Sala Thansamo Maha Chedi Kaeo’ Ubosoth located mid of the pond. The ubosoth
houses a very beautiful white jade Buddha image.
Some 5 kilometres from Amphoe Kantharalak, on the right of highway 226 (Kantharalak-Pha
Mo I-Daeng) there is a 20-kilometres (16 kilometres on asphalt road) cutting
through villages such as Ban Thung Yai, Ban Thung Sawang, Ban Rong Ta Chun,
Ban Cham Muang, and Ban Nong Kao. These villages are significant fruit producers
of Si Sa Ket. Their major products include rambutan, durian, lanson, mangosteen,
parkia (stink bean) and rubber.
Every June, fruit offspring from
these orchards will be available, making it a very nice period to visit,
tasting and buying the fruit directly from the plantation. The interesting
orchards include rambutan plantation of Ban Cham Muang, durian plantation
of Ban Sam Khi Lek, parkia and year-round mango at Ban Nong Kao.
The chemical-free and Buddhism-devout community acquires over 100 rais area
in Tambon Krachaeng. Sisa Asoka is community model in self sufficiency,
turning it back to capitalism and prefers Buddhism-devout lifestyle. Its
remarkable success attracts organizations from nationwide to study its story,
and tourists to shop for chemical-free fruit, vegetable, and herbs from
the village’s outlet.
This is a large public park inside an agricultural college 2 kilometres
from the provincial hall. At the park one can see flowering shrubs called
Lamduan that are the official plants of the province. Lamduan is a Thai
flower that is at its most enchanting when it blooms from March to April
as its sweet fragrance covers the whole area.
Located 20 kilometres from the district office, this medium-sized waterfall
originates from a stream in the Banthat mountain range. Above the fall is
a rock plateau. It is at its most beautiful in the rainy season.
A beautiful waterfall of Amphoe Khun Han, Prom Wihan Waterfall has an extremely
pleasant environment with an assortment of trees and flowers, a perfect
place for relaxation. The waterfall has water all year round. A high cliff,
Phrom Wihan Cliff, near the fall gives tourists panoramic views of the surrounding
area. The waterfall is easily accessible. Tourists can take a road passing
Huai Chan Waterfall and continue for 10 km. before reaching it.
The pond is at Ban Sawai, Tambon Phrai Bung, Amphoe Phrai Bung. Take Highway
No. 221 for 20 km., then turn right onto Highway No. 2111 for another 20
This is 24 kilometres from the district office on the Kanthrom-Ban Samrong
Kiat road. The fall drops down several rock levels and has water the year
The park’s territory lines Thailand-Cambodia border, over high cliff and
lush forest of Dongrek Range. Khao Phra Wihan National Park acquires 130
square kilometres area of Amphoe Kantharalak of Si Sa Ket, Sub Amhoe Nam
Khun and Amphoe Nam Yuen of Ubon Ratchathani. The country’s 83rd National
Park was established on March 20, 1998.
The park features dry evergreen
forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, and deciduous dipterocarp forest. It is
home to numerous wildlife which roams between two countries such as wild
hog, deer, barking deer, rabbit, squirrel, gibbon, civet.
Location: Kantharalak District
One of the best bird’s eye view point of the northeast, this red-colour rock cliff is situated right on
Thailand-Cambodia border. It offers panoramic views of the vast Cambodian forest and Preah Vihear
Sanctuary. Lower convexes sculpture pictures, it was an old art where is very interesting. It is the
pictures of three angels. It is located near Mo I-Daeng Cliff. Si Sa Ket Province built the path and rail
for tourists can walk down and see the surrounding area.
How to get there:
By Car : Use the road number 221 from Srisaket Province pass Phayuha,
Sri Rattana and Kantraralak District with total distance of 87 kilometers.
This is a medium-sized waterfall at its loveliest in the rainy season. It
is on the Ban Phumisaron-Ban Samrong Kiat road. A 2.5-kilometre road on
the left then leads to the waterfall. One can find interesting flora along
the way which makes for fine nature study.
This is on a steep cliff in the Phanom Dong Rak mountain range near the
Thai-Cambodian border, 8 kilometres from Ban Phumisaron or 38 kilometres
from the district office. This small Khmer site has a square pagoda built
of brick, a doorway of stone and a lion guarding the entrance.
This zoo is in Rama IX Chaloem Phra Kiat Forest Park in Non Nong Kwang,
4 kilometres from the provincial hall. It is a good place to relax and to
see wild animals in the zoo.