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Thung Kula Ronghai  The legend of Thung Kula Ronghai had it that, in ancient times, there were Kula people who travelled around for trading; they were known for being strong and tolerant. But when they reached this field, the hardship even made them cry ( Ronghai ) because there was not a single drop of water or big trees in sight.

This land used to be an expansive, dry, harsh place  in  the middle of the region. It covers

five provinces which are Roi Et, Surin, Buri Ram, Yasothon, and Maha Sarakham. One third

of the  area is in  Roi Et. There is a  legend that says the  Kula  people were traders in

ancient times who were also great fighters with  excellent  stamina. However, they cried

when they got to Thung  Kula  Rong  Hai  because  it was such a desolate place without

water and big trees.  Nowadays the area is  fertile  due to the  efforts of the  government

to develop it and is suitable for agriculture. The development centre is six kilometres from

the district office, a bit past Ku Phra Ko Na.

Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkhon This large pagoda enshrining the relic of the Lord Buddha is situated in Wat Pha Nam Thip. ( Larger article on this on page 12 click here )

Floors inside the Chedi including:

Floor 1: The large hall for multi purpose use and meetings.

Floor 2: The  Sala for assembly of the monks. The pictures on the walls depict the life of the Lord Buddha.

Floor 3: The Ubosot, which houses a collection of 101 life like marble images of highly respected monks of the Northeast and models of monks who have practiced well.

Floor 4: Museum.

Floor 5: Winding staircase of 119 steps leading to the bell shaped hall where the Buddha’s relics are enshrined.

To get there: Take the Roi Et  / Phon Thong / Nong Phok route. It is about 80 km. from Roi Et, along Highway Nos. 2044 and 2136.  Operating day: Daily  Operating time: 06.00 - 17.00

Roi Et Province, Page 6, Pha Nam Yoi, or Issan Buddhist Park, Wat Pa Non Sawan
Roi Et Province, Page 7, Thung Kula Ronghai, Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkhon.
Roi Et Province, Page 8,  Literature Botanical Gardens and Ku Phra Kona
Roi Et Province, Page 12, The Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol or the Great, Victorious and Auspicious Pagoda, Roi Et.