By THE NATION
Construction of the new landmark rising in the Northeast province of Roi Et province is more than 90 per cent complete. The Roi-Et 101 Tower will open to visitors before the end of 2020, giving them a bird’s-eye view of the provincial capital, said city mayor Banchong Kositchiranan.
Known in Thai as Hor Wot, the tower takes its distinctive shape from the wot, or panpipes used in the traditional music of Isaan. The Roi-Et 101 is being built as part of the city’s development strategy to attract tourists, and will also feature a zipline, restaurant and local museum.
Located in Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park, Mueang district, The tower soars to 101 metres, or 35 floors. Construction work on the 35th floor has been completed, with only the finishing touches to be applied.
Construction began in 2017 with a government budget of Bt341.8 million, allocated through the Department of Local Administration.
Visitors will get to look down on Roi Et city from observation decks on floors 28 to 34, while the 35th floor will be used to enshrine Roi Et’s sacred Buddha statue.