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Si Sa Ket Tourist Information

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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 notheastern Thailand, with its location about 571 kilometers from Bangkok. It borders with Ubon Ratchathani in the east and Democratic Kampuchea in the South.


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SI SA KET's ATTRACTIONS

Princess Mother Park 1 km. from the province on Kasikam Road, the park is located in Si Sa Ket Agricultural College, Tambon Nong Khrok, kmphoe Muang. It is constricted in honour of the Princess Mother on her 80the birthday anniversary.

Prasat Hin (stone castle) 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 further away from the district office, have been 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 redstone and rocks extracted from nearby mountains.

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

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

Namtok Huai Chan small yet beautiful waterfall, only twelve kilometers away from Amphoe Khan Han. Lush shrubberies and trees provide cool, shady relaxation on a picnic.

Khao Mo I Daeng a mountain situated 80 kilometers to the south of Amphoe Kanthoralak, contains a Khmer rock bas - relief depicting a row of 3 sitting persons. The bas - relief 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 including quality silk and cotton from Amphoe Uthumphon Phisai and basketworks and miniature carts from Amphoe Khu Khan are all available at souvenir shops in Si Sa Ket.


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