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Easy stroll around Bung Palanchai Reservoir
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Easy stroll around Bung Palanchai Reservoir

 

In the heart of Roi Et, the calm reservoir serves as the town’s green area and recreational center, where everyone can spend their time comfortably. Take a walk and you will find be impressed by the simple serenity of Roi Et.

The approximately 50-acre refreshing reservoir is surrounded by a lush landscaped park, adorned with vibrant flowers and plants. It is a large recreational area where the locals can spend a lot of time exercising and relaxing. Swan-shaped pedal boats gradually cruise into peaceful water over various kinds of fish. The reservoir also serves as a venue for public events and provincial festivals.

The reservoir is surrounded by various significant sights. You can start from Roi Et’s City Pillar Shrine where a number of pilgrims express their wishes. Then, take a morning walk through the Roi Et Municipality Aquarium. The small aquarium entertains visitors with glass tunnel that leads through a 15-meter long tank containing collections of rare fish species as well as a few sharks. The entry is for free!

The beautiful, century-old Wat Burapha Phiram houses a 58 meters tall standing Buddha statue which can be seen from quite a distance from many places around town. The ancient temple of Wat Klang Ming Muang also fascinate pilgrims with the famous Isan-style murals in Ubosoth.

 

How to get there: Roi Et is located 500 kilometers northeast of Bangkok accessible via Highway 2. Nok Air and Thai Air Asia operate flights from Bangkok daily.

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