Phu Poh Buddhist Structure,
a reclining Buddha image of the Dvaravati period carved on
a stone slab is located 28 km north of kalasin.
Wat Klang, in the town
centre, has a beautiful black and bronze image dating from
the reign of King Khoonakham. During the dry season, local
residents parade the highly venerated image around the town
in the hope of bringing rain to arid province. The temple
also holds a sandstone replica of a Buddha footprint believed
to have been made in the Lopburi period.
Lam Pao Dam, about 35 km
from Kalasin in Yang Talat district, is worth a visit. Spanning
the Lampao and Huai Yang rivers, the dam is set amidst the
lush scenery of Lam Pao National Park.
Sahatsakhan district, adjacent
to Yang Talat, has several important religion sites. Phu Khao,
a reclining Buddha image at a small local temple, is unusual
because the Buddha is reclining on its left side, instead
of the traditional right side.
Phu Sings located on Phu
Singh Mountain 32 km north of town at Sahatsakhan, is a shrine
for the impressive Phra Phrom Phumipalo Buddha image. There
is a splendid view of the district's rice fields and villages
as well as Lam Pao Dam in the distance.
Phu Phra national Park,
in Tha Khan Tho sub-district, is known for its wealth of stone
formations located in the midst of a hardwood forest.
Muang Fa Daet Sung Yang,
an ancient city located near Sema Village, 13 km from Roi
Et, is considered the provinces best attraction. The city
flourished in the Dvaravati period (700 to 900 AD), according
to discoveries found in its area, such as sandstone carvings
depicting the life of Buddha.
Phrae Wa Silk
Weaving Group in Kham Muang district, 70 km from town,
maintains the traditional weaving skills of the Phu Thai minority.
The group's unique, crafted products are now well known due
to the support of HM the Queen Festivals.
Pong Lang and Phraewa Festival
takes place annually in late February and early March. Its
main features include cultural floats, the world's longest
piece of Phrawa silk, historical presentations and Phu Thai
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