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Roi Et has many gardens and parks including Bo Phan Khan Rattanasophon, Bueng Phlan Chai, Northeastern Botany in Literature Park, Somdet Phra Srinakarindra Park Roi Et, Pha Nam Yoi or Isaan Buddhist Park and the This Literature Botanical Garden, you can learn more about them on our Roi Et Parks & Gardens thread.
The Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkhon pagoda, located in Hnong Pok district of Roi Et province, was founded by renowned local monk Luang Phu Sri Maha Viro. The magnificent six-storey pagoda was designed by the Fine Arts Department and is located in a 101 rai area of land.
Roi Et National Museum
Located on Phloen Chit Road, near the city hall. It was initially established by Dr. Ko Sawatdiphanit with an aim to showcase local silk textiles and handicrafts of Roi Et. It was later renovated when the Fine Arts Department had the policy to set up a national museum. Today, it showcases the province’s geography, natural resources, archaeology, history, way of life and local hand-woven silk products. The museum is open every day, except for Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The entrance fee is 30 baht. For more information, call Tel. 0 4351 4456.
Situated in Tambon Bueng Kluea, it is a large lake covering a total area of 7,500 rai, with water all year round. There is a vast white sandy beach on the bank, lined up with raft restaurants. It is one of the favourite spots for tourists who come for relaxation and water sports.
To get there: From Mueang district, take Highway No. 23 passing Thawat Buri district and upon arriving at Selaphum district, take Highway No. 2259 for 10 km. and turn left and continue about 8 km. further.
Muang Roi Et Municipality Aquarium
It is located near Bueng Phalan Chai. One of its twin buildings comprises an auditorium, lecture room, exhibition room, office, a ticket booth and a souvenir shop. The next building features an aquarium comprising 24 small tanks and one 8 x 16 metre tank with a capacity of 400 cubic metres of fresh water and a ‘bio filter’ system, which shows fresh water fish. The highlight of the exhibition is the underwater tunnel through which one can view the movements of the marine animals from any direction. The aquarium is open everyday (except Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays) from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The entry fee is 30 baht. For more details, call Tel. 0 4351 1286.
Roi Et Festivals
Bun Phawet Fair
“Bun Phawet” or merit making of the 4th lunar month. Lots of Buddhist merit making, free food and light and sound presentation.
Bun Khao Chi and Goods Fair
Beginning of February expect local cultural performances, sales of goods, agricultural exhibitions, Khao Chi contest, Miss Beautiful Khao Chi Contest, as well as various forms of entertainment all day and night.
You can learn more about Thai Festivals and holidays on our Thai Festivals section.
Roi Et Guest Houses & Hotels
Rohmintanin Park Hotel
69 Roab Muang Road, Tumbon Naimuang, Amphoe Mueang
Roi Et 45000
Tel: 043-516-111 043-516-660
Roiet City Hotel
78 Pheonjit Road, Naimuang,Mueang
Roi Et 45000
Tel: 043-520-400 043-520-387
66-80 Hai Sok Road, Tumbon Naimuang, Amphoe Mueang
Roi Et 45000
Tel: 043-511-741 043-511-937
Petcharat Garden Hotel
404 Khotchaplayuk Road, Tumbon Nua Muang, Amphoe Mueang
Roi Et 45000
Room rates from 540baht per night.