The northeastern province of Roi Et is one of the poorest in the Kingdom of Thailand. The province is encompassed by the Tung Kula Rong Hai, a large infertile plain. The poor agricultural soil has led to the impoverishment of the area, although the government has gone to great lengths to make the land more fertile and productive.
Places of Attraction
Bung Phlan Chai bungphianchai.jpg (16505 bytes)The city of Roi Et is built around the lake of Bung Phlan Chai. In the centre of the lake is a small island, which is linked by footbridges, containing the city pillar or lak muang.
Wat Neua This temple is situated in the northwest of town. The chedi dates back to the Dvaravati period and has an unusual four cornered bell-shape, rarely seen in Thailand
Wat Klang Ming Muang This temple is situated on Charoenhanit Rd in the northeast part of town. It is believed to have been built before the founding of the city, with the bot added in the 18th century.
Wat Buraphaphiram This temple is situated in the northeastern part of town. It enshrines the largest standing Buddha image in Thailand, Phra Phutta Ratana Mongkhon Maha, standing at over 67 m tall.