The Emblem of Si Sa Ket

Introduction
     Si  Sa Ket was originally called Muang Khu Khan. Archaeologists believe the city dates back to the  time  of  the  Khmer  empire  because of the presence of many Khmer ruins. Legend gas it that Muang Khu Khan used to called Si Nakhon Lamduan and was suited at what is now Ban

     Prasat  Si  Liam  Dong  Lumduan,  Tambon  Tuan  Yai, King Amphoe Wang Hin in the province. The   town  was  upgraded  to  a  city  in  1759  when  Ayutthaya  was  Thailand's  capital.  The  first governor  was  Lung  Kaeo  Suwan who was promoted to Phra Krai Phakdi. During the reign of His Majesty  King  Rama  V,  Muang  Khu  Khan  was  relocated  to  Muang Si Sa Ket (Ban Muang Kao, Tambon  Muang  Nua,  Amphoe  Muang  in  the  present day) but the city still retained the name of Khu Khan until 1938 when it was renamed Si Sa Ket Province.


How To Get There
By Car
     From   Bangkok,   take   Highway   No. 1  (Phahonyothin  Road)  and  turn  onto  Highway  No.  2 (Mittraphap  Road)  at Saraburi Province. Then take the Chok Chai-Det Udom road (Highway No. 24)  pass  Biri Rum and Surin and turn left onto Highway No. 220 to Amphoe Muang Si Sa Ket. The total distance is approximately 571 kms.

By Bus
     From  Bangkok,  bus  of  the  Transport  Co.  leave the Northern Bus Terminal ( Mo Chit 2) daily. The  traveling  time  is  about 8 hours. For details, please contact Tel. 2710101-5 (regular bus) and Tel.  2794484-7  (air-conditioned  bus)  or  joint  private-public  buses  run  by Siri Rattanaphon Co. (Tel. 2791976) and Kitchakan Ratchasima Co., (Tel.2712390)

By Train
     From Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) there are regular, rapid and express trains on the  Bangkok-Si  Sa Ket route, covering a distance of 551 kms. Please contact the Travel Service Section, State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 2237010 and 2237020.