Si Sa Ket Province in Northeastern Thailand (Isaan)

 

Si Sa Ket province Map, Northeastern Thailand

Noted for its numerous Khmer style religious temples scattered all over the province, Si Sa Ket is one of the most well-known destinations in northeastern Thailand. It is about 571 kilometers from Bangkok. It borders with Ubon Ratchathani in the east and Democratic Kampuchea in the south.

 

What to see and what to do in Si Sa Ket?

 

Food Market in Si Sa Ket

Food Market, Si Sa Ket

Princess Mother Park 1 km. from the city on Kasikam Road, the park is located in Si Sa Ket Agricultural College, Tambon Nong Khrok, Amphoe Muang. It was constructed in honor of the Princess Mother on her 80th birthday.

Prasat Hin Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, just two kilometers away from the Uthumphon Phisai district office, is located on a high slope on the edge of the Ban Sa Kamphaeng village. Built of sandstone with carvings of various scenes, its main gate is inscribed with Khmer letters. It is thought that the structure was erected around the 10th Century A.D. during the reign of King Suriyaworaman, one of the great Khmer rulers.

Prasat Hin Wat Sa Kamphaeng Noi, about fourteen kilometers from the district office, was constructed during the same period as the Prasat Hin Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai.

Prasat Phu Fai, twenty kilometers away from Amphoe Kantharalak to the Southwest, is built of red stone and rocks extracted from nearby mountains.

Samrong Kiat Waterfall, 16 kilometers from Amphoe Khun Han, is a medium-sized waterfall. The water cascades down through many levels to a clear pool below which is ideal for swimming. The surrounding area is shady with vines and tropical flora.

Prang Ku, a mellennium-old Khmer sanctuary in Amphoe Prang Ku, was erected with large bricks similar to the style of Prasat Si Khoraphum in Surin.

Huai Chan Waterfall, a small yet beautiful waterfall, is only twelve kilometers away from Amphoe Khun Han. Lush shrubs and trees provide cool, shady relaxation for a picnic.

Khao Mo I Daeng, a mountain situated 80 kilometers to the south of Amphoe Kantharalak, contains a Khmer rock carving depicting a row of 3 sitting persons. It can he traced back over 1,000 years. From here, the famous stone sanctuary of Khao Phra Vihan can be seen topping the next mountain 1 kilometer away.

Handicraft Shopping
Souvenirs and handcrafted products of Si Sa Ket are available at souvenir shops in Si Sa Ket. They include quality silk and cotton from Amphoe Uthumphon Phisai and basketworks and miniature carts from Amphoe Khu Khan.

 


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