Roi Et is located in the northeast Thailand, and was first established over 200 years ago.
Bueng Phlan Chai
This is a large lake with an island in the middle. The lake is regarded as the symbol of Roi Et. The area has a public park and is the site of the city shrine.
Wat Burapha Phiram
Wat Burapha Phiram is supposed to be the most beautiful. It has the tallest standing Buddha in the world! You can see this tall Buddha from almost anywhere in the city.
This temple is situated in town and has the tallest Buddha image in the giving blessing posture in Thailand. This is another provincial symbol. The image is called Phra Phuttha Ratta Mongkhon Maha Muni, or called Luang Pho Yai by locals. The 67-metre-high image is concrete with reinforced steel. The base is a museum. To the west is an old city moat where the revered Chao Pho Mahesak Shrine is located.
Ku Ka Sing
Ku Ka Sing can be reached by taking a branch road off the Kaset Wisai-Suwannaphum road for 10 kilometers. The other way is by taking the Roi Et-Surin route to Ku Phra Ko Na and then a right-hand road for 18 kilometers. Ku Ka Sing is a large Khmer structure built in the 16th Buddhist century. It consists of 3 pagodas on the same base. This base has elaborate designs. Many statues and lintels are kept in the province’s museum.
Pha Nam Yoi Forest Park
This forest park is at Ban Khok Klang, northeast of Nong Phok district office. The park has a steep cliff that rises about 200 meters. Water seeps down the entire year. The area is a thick jungle teeming with wildlife.
Roi Et Somdet Phra Srinakharin Park
This is a public park located in the heart of the town in front of the Provincial Administrative Building (Sala Klang). The park is planted with various species of flowers, plants, and trees which provide shady areas for the park. The outstanding spot of this park is the fountain - springing up high in the middle part of the park.
Wat Klang Ming Muang
This monastery is located on a knoll in Roi Et township area and is a very old monastery presumed to have been built before the foundation of Roi Et. Its main shrine hall was built in late Ayutthaya period. It was used as the place for oath taking ceremony in the past. At present, this monastery is utilized as a Buddhism teaching school and as a place where annual examination on Dharma teaching takes place. There are beautiful and valuable mural paintings concerning the Lord Buddha's biography on the inside walls of main shrine hall.
Wat Sa Thong
This monastery is also located in the township area. It houses Luang Pho Sangkatjai (the Happy Buddha) which is highly respected by Roi Et people. However it is unknown as to when it was built but in the year 1782 Phraya Khattiya Wongsa (Thao Thon). the first ruler of Roi Et, found this statue and recognized its oldness and severity. He then invited the image to be enshrined in Wat Sa Thong.