Sisaket Province

Si Saket ( Thai: ส รี สะ เก ษ ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the northeast region of Thailand, Isan. The Hauptstsdt the province of Si Saket is also called Si Saket.

  • 3.1 Data
  • 3.2 Land Use
  • 3.3 dams
  • 4.1 Rail
  • 4.2 bus


The province is located in the valley of Maenam Mun River, a tributary of the Mekong. In the south the Dangrek Mountains forms the border with Cambodia.

Major cities

  • Sisaket, Khun Han

Important rivers

  • Mun, Huai Samran


The climate is tropical and monsunal. The maximum temperature in 2009 was 36.8 ° C, the lowest temperature was measured at 14.8 ° C. At 114 days of rain fell in the same year 1597.7 mm of precipitation.


Four larger minority populations living in the province: the Khmer ( about 26 % of the population speaks the language ), the Suay, Lao ( Lao ) and Yoe ( NIAW ).

Economic importance and


Land use

For the province, the following land use is documented:

  • Forest area: 668 386 rai ( 417.7 km ²), 12.1 % of the total
  • The utilized agricultural area: 2,832,195 Rai ( 1770.1 km ²), 51.3 % of the total
  • Not classified area: 2,024,404 Rai ( 1265.3 km ²), 36.6 % of the total

The economy is dominated by agriculture and fishing. The Sisaket province has a total of 697 wetlands covering an area of 49.4 km ², which are more or less intensively used for agriculture.

Tourism still plays a minor role, but is growing.


  • Ang Huai Ta May


Rail traffic

  • Station Nong Waeng
  • Station Ban Khol
  • Station Kanthararom
  • Station Sisaket
  • Station Ban Tae
  • Station Uthumphon Phisai
  • Station Huai Thap Than


  • Sisaket Bus Terminal

Educational institutions

  • Sisaket Rajabhat University in Mueang Sisaket
  • Ramkhamhaeng University in Mueang Sisaket
  • Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Technology Sisaket College in Mueang Sisaket
  • Sisaket Technical College in Mueang Sisaket
  • Polytechnic College in Sisaket Sisaket
  • Sisaket Industrial and Community Education College in Mueang Sisaket
  • Sisaket Agriculture and Technology College in Mueang Sisaket
  • Sisaket Physical Education College in Mueang Sisaket
  • Satri Sisaket School in Mueang Sisaket

Health facilities

  • Sisaket hospital in Mueang Sisaket
  • Pracharak hospital in Mueang Sisaket
  • Uthumphon Phisai hospital in Uthumphon Phisai
  • Huai Thap Than hospital
  • Kanthararom hospital
  • Mueang Chan Hospital
  • Khu Khan Hospital
  • Kantharalak Hospital in Nam Om


Many remains in the province indicate a long history since the Khmer Empire from Angkor in the 12th century. According to tradition, was formerly Nakhon Si Saket Lamguan, which later became known as Khu Khan.

1759 Khu Khan was given the status of a city and the local head of Lung Kaeo Suwan was appointed governor with the title Phra Krai Phakdi appointed. During the reign of King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ), the population of the city was moved to its present location. The city maintained its name. Only in 1938 they renamed the province and the capital in Si Saket.


  • The National Park Khao Phra Viharn is in the Dangrek Mountains in the far south of the province on the border with Cambodia. It was inaugurated on 20 March 1998 and is 130 km ². Its name comes from Khao Phra Viharn ( in Khmer: Prasat Preah Vihear ), a Khmer temple situated on Cambodian territory. This has in the past often Genzdisputen, so that the temple has been inaccessible for most of the recent past. In a report for the border Franco- Siamese Treaty of 1907, the temple on the Cambodian side was confirmed although the border is at other locations along the watershed. In 1962, it was confirmed the boundaries of 1907 by the International Court of Justice and in the dispute officially resolved. The temple is one of the most impressive examples of sacred architecture of the Khmer.
  • Phrasat Kamphaeng Yai - an impressive ruin plant with a monumental gate and ornate statuary; the inner wall is almost completely preserved.
  • Local festivals: Lamduan hard - the first weekend in March, the annual Lamduan Festival takes place on the present local minorities their handicrafts and their culture.
  • Marathon: on Sunday of the third week takes place in August every year instead of half - marathon and quarter marathon; the route goes uphill to the Khao Phra Viharn and is very demanding.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the Prasat Hin Ban Samo in Prang Ku district, a Khmer temple which is about 1000 years old.

The local flower is White Cheese Wood ( Lamduan, Melodorum fruticosum Lour. ). The six petals refer to the original six districts ( Amphoe ) of the province: Khukhan, Kantharalak, Uthumphon Phisai, Kanthararom, Rasi Salai and Khun Han.

The motto of the province of Si Saket is:

Administrative units

The Si Saket province is divided into 22 districts ( Amphoe ). The circles are further subdivided into 206 subdistricts (tambon ) and 2411 villages ( Muban ).

In the province there are two cities ( เทศบาล เมือง - thesaban Mueang ): Si Saket ( เทศบาล เมือง ศรีสะเกษ ) and Kantharalak ( เทศบาล เมือง กันทรลักษ์ ). In addition, there are 17 small towns ( เทศบาล ตำบล - thesaban tambon).