The Emblem of Roi Et

Introduction
     Roi Et  is  the  province  located  in  the middle part of northeast Thailand, and established over 200  years  ago.  It  used  to be a very large and glorious city named Saket Nakhon having 11 city gates  and 11 sattellite cities or subordinated communities under its ruling. Since there have been several  developments in various aspects continually from the past thus changing it into a strange place where one can hardly trace its original fearures.

     Roi Et  is  administratively  divided  into  17  Amphoes  and two King Amphoes:   Muang   Roi  Et,  Kaset  Wisai,  Pathum  Rat,  Chaturaphak Phiman,    Thawat    Buri,   Phanom   Phrai,   Phon   Thong,   Selaphum, Suwannaphum,  At Samat, Nong Phok, Muang Suang, Pho Chai, Phon Sai,  Moeiwadi,  Amphoe Si Somdet ,Amphoe Janghan, King Amphoe Chiang  Khuan,  "king Amphoe Nong Hee and King Amphoe Tungkao Luang.   There   are   partial  areas  of  four  Amphoes  located  in  Kula Ronghai  Field,  they  are  Suwannaphum,  Kaset  Wisai,  Pathum  Rat, Phon Sai. Roi Et occupies an area of 8,299.50 square kilometers.

Borders
North Kalasin and Mukdahan
South Surin and Sisaket
East Yasothon
West Maha Sarakham

From Roi Et city of nearby Provinces
Kalasin
Maha Sarakham
Mukdahan
Sisaket
Surin
Yasothon
At Samat
Chaturaphak Phiman
Janghan
Kaset Wisai .
Moeiwadi
Muang Suang
Nong Phok
Pathum Rat
Phanom Phrai
Pho Chai
Phon Tong
Phon Sai
Selaphum
Si Somdet
Suwannaphum
Thawatchaburi
King Amphoe Chiang Khuan
King Amphoe Nong Hee
King Amphoe Tungkao Luang
45 kms.
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220 kms.
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128 kms.
193 kms.
34 kimeters
26 kms.
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47 kms
76 kms.
26 kms.
73 kms.
85 kms.
64 kms.
58 kms.
46 kms.
76 kms.
34 kms.
25 kms.
50 kms.
12 kms.
16 kms.
78 kms.
26 kms.






History
     The  history  of  Muang  Roi  Et started around late Ayutthaya period, i.e., a king of Laos with his people  migrated  from  Champasak  City  to  settle  down  in  the  area  which  is currently Amphoe Suwanna  phum.  Later, during the reign of King Taksin of Thon Buri era Muang Roi Et was moved to the present site while Muang Suwannaphum is still located at its original location till now.

     In  addition  to  historical  evidences,  there  have  been  findings  of  archaeological  evidences showing  that the area used to be the habitat of pre-historic people. It was also under the influence of  ancient Khmer kingdom due to several findings of Khmer style archaeological sites as Ku Phra Kona,    Amphoe    Suwannaphum;    Ku    Kasing,    Amphoe    Kaset   Wisai;   Prang   Ku,   Amphoe Thawatchaburi; etc.

How to get there
     Roi Et  is  512  kilometers  by Highway from Bangkok. The best and most convenient route is to leave  Bangkok  along  Saraburi Nakhon Ratchasima-Ban Phai-Maha Sarakham Highway to Roi Et totalling   a  journey  duration  of  seven  hours.  Travelling  by  plane  one  has  to  go  to  Roi  Et Province four flight a week by PB Air at Tel. (662) 2610221-5

     From  the  Northeast  Bus Terminal there are several ordinary and air-conditioned buses going to  Roi  Et.  For  ordinary  bus  and air-conditioned buses one can contact the Transport Company Limited  at  Tel.  (662) 936-0657.  From  Roi Et Province, the bus leaves Roi Et Terminal at Thanon Thawa Phiban, Tel. (043) 511939, 512546.