Si Saket Travel Guide

Located in the northeast of Thailand, the rural city of Si Saket is approximately 350 miles from Bangkok and has a population of around 30,000. The city dates back to Khmer times and has numerous ruins, temples and other cultural sites.

The province of Si Saket borders with Cambodia in the south and while there is no official border crossing, it is possible to visit the famous Khao Phra Wihan temple that sits in Cambodia. There are guided tour groups that take care of all transport and necessary travel documentation.

There are numerous ancient attractions to visit in and around Si Saket. Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, also known as the Stone Castle, is popular with tourists. The temple was built from sandstone on a high sloping hill by Khmers over 1,000 years ago.

Getting There & Away

Si Saket is easiest reached by air via the nearby airport in Ubon Ratchathani, which is located approximately 70 miles away. From the airport, minibuses leave on an hourly basis to Si Saket. Government buses are also available from Bangkok although they take up to 10 hours travel time.

Things to Do

Si Saket Attractions

Wat Maha Buddharam

One of the most sacred temples in si saket, built over 1,000 years ago during the khmer era.

Somdet Sri Nagarin Park

This beautiful nature reserve has two streams and a wide variety of native plants and fauna.

Sra Kampaeng Yai

Built in the 13th century, these khmer ruins are some of the region’s largest and most well preserved.