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Sisaket is 136km from Amnat Charoen, 522km from Ang Thong, 571km from Bangkok, 527km from Ayutthaya, 142km from Buriram, 592km from Chainat, 417km from Chaiyaphum, 999km from Chiang Mai, 1,079km from Chiang Rai, 279km from Kalasin, 757km from Kamphaeng Phet, 347km from Khon Kaen, 312km from Korat, 910km from Lampang, 978km from Lamphun, 552km from Loei, 510km from Lopburi, 1,303km from Mae Hong Son, 274km from Maha Sarakham, 228km from Mukdahan, 332km from Nakhon Phanom, 639km from Nakhon Sawan, 961km from Nan, 508km from Nong Bua Lampu, 513km from Nong Khai, 985km from Phayao, 519km from Phetchabun, 844km from Phrae, 699km from Phichit, 666km from Phitsanulok, 230km from Roi Et, 347km from Sakon Nakhon, 464km from Saraburi, 543km from Singburi, 726km from Sukhothai, 100km from Surin, 804km from Tak, 61km from Ubon Ratchathani, 462km from Udon Thani, 621km from Uthai Thani, 784km from Uttaradit and 159km from Yasothon.

Sisaket Province is in Isaan and shares borders with Surin, Roi Et, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani. To the south it borders Oddar Meancheay and Preah Vihear of Cambodia.

With Sisaket being in deepest darkest Isaan they do have some strange beliefs, believing in black magic, ghosts and of course Evil Spirits, if this is of interest to you you may enjoy our page on Charms & Magic in Thailand.

The most famous attraction in Sisaket is of course Khao Praviharn, an ancient Khmer Temple, this temple is under dispute as to whether the land is in Cambodia or Thailand, generally by the Thais, but the international court ruled that it is infact in Cambodia, although saying that access is easier from Thailand through the Khao Phra Wihan National Park.

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Sisaket Tourist Attractions

Khao Phra Wihan National Park

Khao Phra Wihan National Park is of course famous for being the access point to Khao Phra Viharn, a Khmer temple that has been under land dispute for over 100 years, another TeakDoor member visits Prasat Khao Phra Wihan.

Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Temple

Located in the municipality region, the Buddhist temple is remarkable with architectures made from million of colourful glass bottles donated by the people. All the architecture is beautiful, particularly the pavilion called ‘Sala Thansamo Maha Chedi Kaeo’ Ubosoth located mid of the pond. The ubosoth houses a very beautiful white jade Buddha image.
How to get there: From Si Sa Ket City to Amphoe Khun Han, use highway 211 and 2111, en route Amphoe Phayu and Phrai Bueng. This route is a 61km long journey.

Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park
This is a large public park inside an agricultural college 2 kilometres from the provincial hall. At the park one can see flowering shrubs called Lamduan that are the official plants of the province. Lamduan is a Thai flower that is at its most enchanting when it blooms from March to April as its sweet fragrance covers the whole area.

Namtok Phu La-O

This is a medium-sized waterfall at its loveliest in the rainy season. It is on the Ban Phumisaron-Ban Samrong Kiat road. A 2.5-kilometre road on the left then leads to the waterfall. One can find interesting flora along the way which makes for fine nature study.

Namtok Huai Chan

This is 24km from the district office on the Kanthrom-Ban Samrong Kiat road. The fall drops down several rock levels and has water the year round.

Namtok Samrong Kiat

Located 20km from the district office, this medium-sized waterfall originates from a stream in the Banthat mountain range. Above the fall is a rock plateau. It is at its most beautiful in the rainy season.

Fruit Orchard of Si Sa Ket

Some 5 kilometres from Amphoe Kantharalak, on the right of highway 226 (Kantharalak-Pha Mo I-Daeng) there is a 20-kilometres (16 kilometres on asphalt road) cutting through villages such as Ban Thung Yai, Ban Thung Sawang, Ban Rong Ta Chun, Ban Cham Muang, and Ban Nong Kao. These villages are significant fruit producers of Si Sa Ket. Their major products include rambutan, durian, lanson, mangosteen, parkia (stink bean) and rubber.
Every June, fruit offspring from these orchards will be available, making it a very nice period to visit, tasting and buying the fruit directly from the plantation. The interesting orchards include rambutan plantation of Ban Cham Muang, durian plantation of Ban Sam Khi Lek, parkia and year-round mango at Ban Nong Kao.

Prasat Ta Leng

Prasat Ta Leng is at Ban Prasat, Tambon Kanthrarom, 20 kilometres from the district office. A square pagoda adorns the site. The front doorway still has clear, beautiful designs. The sanctuary was built around the 16th-17th Buddhist century.

Wat Phra That Rueang Rong

This temple is 8km away on the Si Sa Ket-Yang Chum Noi road. The site has a traditional design. The area is used for religious ceremonies and as a museum to display the life of Isan tribes such as Lao, Khmer, Suai, and Yoe.

Prasat Prang Ku

Prasat Prang Ku is 10km from the district office. Prang Ku is a small Khmer site built of large laterite slabs. It is over a thousand years old. The front part has a large pool that is the habitat of waterfowls in the dry season.

Wat Maha Phuttharam

Located in the heart of Si Sa Ket City, the Buddhist temple’s vihara houses ‘Luang Pho To’ the sacred icon of Si Sa Ket. The gigantic Buddha image in attitude of subduing Mara is 6.85 metres high and 3.50 metres wide. Built during Khmer era over a thousand years ago, the statue was originally carved from stone and decorated later at unknown time.

Prasat Ban Samo

Prasat Ban Samo is 10km southeast of Prang Ku. A laterite wall surrounds this small Khmer site. The square pagoda has a lintel above a fake doorway facing the south. An ancient pool lies beyond the wall.

Prasat Tamnak Sai

Located at Ban Tamnak Sai, Tambon Bak Dong, Tamnak Sai Khmer Ruins has a single stupa on sandstone base. The brick stupa has rectangular shape and one real door at the east while the other three are fault doors with carved door frame on the brick. Two carved guardian lions are watching the gate. The front door has frame made of sandstone. The door once was decorated with carved lintel depicting the God Narai lying on naga, with Laksami sitting at his feet, and Brahma rising from his navel. Both side of Brahma are hermit and a person in the frame. Now such lintel is kept in Phimai National Museum.

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Sisaket Guest Houses & Hotels

Kessiri Hotel
1102-05 Khukhan Road, Tumbon Muang Tai, Amphoe Muang Si Sa Ket 33000
Tel: 045-614-006-7

849/1 Lak Muang Road, Muang Srisaket, Srisaket, 33000; Thailand Si Sa Ket
Tel: 66.0-4561-1141

Aiyara Hotel
Uthumphon Phisai-Si Sa Ket Road, Amphoe Mueang, Si Sa Ket
Tel: 0 4561 2644

Kantaralak Palace
131/35-36 Sin Pradit Road, Amphoe Kantaralak, Si Sa Ket
Tel: 0 4563 5157, 0 4566 1085

Khwan Yuen
571 Wirathep Road, Amphoe Kantaralak, Si Sa Ket
Tel: 0 4566 1126, 08 7873 8822

148 Anantaphakdi Road, Tambon Nam Aom, Amphoe Kantaralak, Si Sa Ket
Tel: 0 4566 1171, 0 4566 2598

Other hotels in Sisaket include Thai Serm Thai Hotel 045600458 140baht - 280baht (also Short time hotel), Saitisook Hotel 045613478 100baht - 250baht (Short time also), Sisaket Hotel 045611846 120baht - 300baht (Short time too), Kulwadi Appartment 045616920 350baht - 400baht,Ban Kaew - Ruankone 045641334 350baht - 500baht and North East 04561577 350baht - 500baht per night.

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