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Sisaket Province, Thailand, Map location, Districts, and Seal of the Province

Sisaket  is one of the north-eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Surin, Roi Et, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani. To the south it borders Oddar Meancheay and Preah Vihear of Cambodia..


The provincial seal shows the Prasat Hin Ban Samo, a Khmer temple about 1000 years old, located in the Prang Ku district.


The symbol flower and tree of the province is the White Cheesewood (Melodorum fruticosum). The six leaves of the flower refer to the six original districts of the province - Khukhan, Kantharalak, Uthumphon Phisai, Kanthararom, Rasi Salai and Khun Han.


The province is sub divided into 22 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 206 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 2411 villages ( Muban ).


1. Mueang Sisaket   2. Yang Chum Noi   3. Kanthararom   4. Kantharalak   5. Khukhan   6. Phrai Bueng   7. Prang Ku   8. Khun Han   9. Rasi Salai  10. Uthumphon Phisai  11. Bueng Bun  12. Huai Thap Than   13. Non Khun  14. Si Rattana  15. Nam Kliang  16. Wang Hin  17. Phu Sing  18. Mueang Chan   19. Benchalak  20. Phayu  21. Pho Si Suwan  22. Sila Lat.


The province is located in the valley of the Mun river, a tributary of the Mekong. The Dangrek mountain chain, which forms the border with Cambodia, is in the south of the province.

Khao Phra Wihan National Park covers an area of 130 km² of the Dangrek mountains in the southeast of the province. Established on March 20, 1998, it is named after a ruined Khmer Empire temple Prasat Preah Vihear ( anglicised in Thailand as Prasat Khao Phra Wihan ), now located in Cambodia, which had been the issue of boundary dispute.


The temple faces north and was built to serve the Sisaket region. Earlier maps had shown it as belonging to Thailand. However, a boundary survey conducted by the French for the Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 deviated from the agreed upon international divide by mountains' watershed and placed the temple on the French ( Cambodian ) side.


Si Saket Province, Page 1, Map location, Districts, and Seal of the Province
Si Saket Province, Page 1, Map location, Districts, and Seal of the Province
Sisaket Province, Page 2,  History of the region and facts about the Province