Roi Et Province centres around its capital, Roi Et, which is a haven for Buddhist temples and features an aquatic centre, water-encircled park and national museum. The rest of the province is lined with rivers and dotted with lakes, while some of Thailand’s best national parks are just outside its borders.
Things to do in Roi Et
You’ll no doubt spend part of your holiday in the capital city of Roi Et, where you can admire revered temples, such as the striking Wat Burapha Phiram, which boasts an elaborate and gilded exterior. You can also admire the golden statues at Wat Bueng Phra Lan Chai or the ancient architecture and priceless religious relics at Wat Klang Ming Mueang.
While you’re in the city, stop by the Muang Roi Et Municipal Aquatic Animals Center to get up close with native Thai fish and eels. It’s a short walk from the Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park, where you can enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge.
Nature lovers should venture to the Waterfall Cave Soda, where you can explore a small cave with ancient Buddha statues separated from the outside world by a curtain of cascading water. It’s near the Pha Mok Miwai nature area, which boasts a grand gilded pagoda and stunning mountain views.
Are you interested in exploring Thailand’s rich history? Drive south to the Ku Ka Sing archaeological site, where you can explore centuries-old ruins that still retain some of their intricate sculptural details.
Getting around Roi Et
Roi Et Province is best accessed by flying into Roi Et Airport, about 25 minutes’ drive from the city of Roi Et. You can explore the city on foot or by using tuk-tuks and taxis, while a car is best for venturing further afield.