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Ku Ka Sing  It is another huge temple with Khmer style architecture, comprising three prangs on the same laterite base, and rectangular library buildings in front. All of them are surrounded by a wall, with entrance pavilions known as Gopura at the four directions. Outside is a U-shaped moat surrounding the wall.


It is situated in Wat Burapha Ku Ka Sing, Tambon Ku Ka Sing. It is another huge temple with Khmer-style architecture, comprising three prangs on the same laterite base, and rectangular library buildings in front. All of them are surrounded by a wall, with entrance pavilions known as Gopura at the four directions. Outside is a U shaped moat surrounding the wall.

The three prangs of the main building are situated on a single base in the north  south

direction. They  have a  square  shape, facing east. The  central  prang is larger than

the other two prangs. It has a long antechamber with  three entrances at the front and

on the two sides. The base of the prang was made of  sandstone and carved in various

rows and strips of motifs such as lotus petals and the flame like kanok motifs. Inside

the inner chamber of the central prang, there is a Siva  Lingam, which  represents the

Supreme God Siva and fertility, according to the beliefs in the  Sivaite  Sect of Hinduism.

Several  lintels  were also found here. One  piece depicts the  God Indra on his mount  

the Erawan or Airavata elephant in a stylised arch above the Kala face whose hands hold

the garland. There is also a gable depicting the God Indra sitting on his mount, Erawan

elephant, amidst the kan khot or scroll motif. The other two prangs have the same size

and common features, having a sandstone base and brick wall with a single front entrance. There are pedestals of sculptures inside. Considering the art style, architectural plan, as well as archaeological evidence, they show that Ku Ka Sing followed the pattern of the Baphoun style of Khmer art, which is dated around 1017 – 1087 A.D. It was meant to be a shrine dedicated to Siva, one of the supreme gods in Hinduism.


To get there: There are two routes to get there; follow the Roi Et / Kaset Wisai route or Highway

No. 214 for 47 km. and continue further on the Kaset Wisai / Suwannaphum route for ten km. Turn

right to Ku Ka Sing for ten km; or take the Roi Et / Suwannaphum / Surin route ( Highway No. 215 )

and continue onto Highway 214 for 60 km. until reaching Wat Ku Phra Kona. On the opposite side,

there is a route to Ku Ka Sing, which is about 18 km. further.


Ban Wai Luem The village famous for silk weaving is part of the province’s One Tambon One Product ( OTOP ) project, so it is also the distribution centre for local handicraft products such as handbags, cotton, and ready to wear clothes.


Roi Et Province, Page 6, Pha Nam Yoi, or Issan Buddhist Park, Wat Pa Non Sawan

Roi Et Province, Ku Ka Sing Temple and Ban Wai Luem Village.