The provincial symbol is the mid-sized island in the middle of the large Bung (Lake) Phalanchai that is centrally located within town. Various festivals are staged here throughout the year.
The city's modern skyline is dominated by an immensely tall, brown-colored Buddha image of Phra Buddha Rattana Mongkon Mahamani situated in Wat Buraphaphiram. Measuring 68-m tall, this gigantic standing image is reputed to be one of the tallest images in the world. Climb up the stairs along the side of the image and get a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding areas.
Nearby is Wat Sa Thong , or Wat Phalanchai, that houses the highly revered Luang Phor Phra Sangkatchai (Happy Buddha), the town's prized treasure. The town's first ruler discovered the Buddha image and placed it in the temple, naming it the town's principal temple. In the past, government officials had to swear in front of the sacred image to work honestly and be loyal to the town/ province.
The complex of Ku Phra Kona contains a Khmer-style prang (tower) encircled by a red earthen wall built atop an elevated plateau. Within the prang are 3 Buddha images believed to date back from the Lopburi era.
The ancient, red sandstone Prang Ku , or Nong Ku Stone Sanctuary, was built in the 14th century, near the end of the Khmer Empire. The central prang (tower) has a distinguished 3-tiered roof.
The well-preserved Ku Kasing is another Khmer structure that is rather large in size and consists of 3 prangs (towers) located on the same sandstone platform. The artistic designs, layout patterns and archeological objects discovered here suggested that Ku Kasing was built in a Khmer style of art called " Bapuan Style ", dating between 1017-1087 A.D., built to worship Shiva, the highest ranking divine god in Brahminism. At present, the Fine Arts Unit is working on excavations and renovations.
Similar to Suwannaphum, the district of Phanom Prai was once a prosperous town in ancient civilization, evident by its many historical structures and numerous chedis.
Pha Nam Yoi (Isan Buddhist Park) is a large stone cliff on Phu Khao Khiew (Green Mountain) with water and small springs flowing out from the cliff all year round. Various kinds of valuable hardwood trees grow in the forest and it is home to several kinds of wildlife. Perched atop the hill are a temple with a very large, multi-purpose pavilion and the nation's largest pagoda, Phra Maha Chedi Chaimongkon , with a height of 101 meters.
The Roi Et National Museum started out as the Isan Textile Museum since the region's simple ways of life is reflected onto their woven textiles. Nowadays, exhibits on the area's geography, geology and historical events have been added, as well collections of local arts and handicrafts depicting the daily life of the people Roi Et.
Silk fabrics may be purchased at the Ban Wai Lum village.