Prachinburi Province in Central Thailand

 

Prachinburi

Prachinburi is located some 134 kilometers from Bangkok. It occupies an area of 11,957.5 square kilometers and is administratively divided into seven Amphoes: Muang, Ban Sang, Kabin Buri, Na Di, Prachantakham, Si Maha Phot and Si Mahosot.

 

What to see and what to do in Prachinburi?

More : An updated travel account (with pictures) of the Prachinburi and its National Museum

Prachin Buri National Museum is located 200 meters southeast of the City Hall, and puts on display artifacts discovered in Prachin Buri Province and the nearby area. Also exhibited are ancient sculptures of every style and period with an aim to educate the visitors in Thai art history. Underwater archaeology finds from the Gulf of Thailand as well as artifacts found off the coast of Amphoe Sattahip, Chon Buri Province are on exhibition.

Wat Kaeo Phichit is a very old, important monastery having an unknown date of construction. It is located on the bank of the Bang Pakong River. The unusual characteristics of this monastery is the combination of the Greek and Thai arts. The mural paintings inside the Ubosot are very beautiful.

Wat Ton Pho Si Maha Pho is an important monastery located in Amphoe Si Mahosot, 22 kilometers from Prachin Buri. In the compound of this monastery lies the largest and oldest Bhodi tree in the country. The seedling stock of this Bhodi tree was brought over from Buddha Gaya, India. There are various Buddha images of different attitudes enshrined around the tunk.

Si Mahosot Ancient Town
, dated over 1,000 years old, is located one kilometer away from Amphoe Si Mahosot along Highway No. 3070. Remains of the town wall, pond and other ruins are still to be seen.

Thap Lan National Park is in Amphoe Na Di on Highway No. 304 about 30 kilometers beyond the Kabin Buri Intersection. It was established as a National Park in 1981, occupying an approximate area of 2,240 square kilometers or 1,400,000 rai. The plants are mostly of the palm family.

Khao Ito Waterfall is 12 kilometers out of town, by way of the road leading to the three-way intersection at the main highway. After making a right turn, it is two kilometers to the waterfall. This is a famous natural tourist attraction of Prachin Buri comprised of a main stream that passes through rapids at many levels. However, there is water only during the rainy season and at the beginning of the cool season.

Huai Kasian Waterfall
The branch road that leads to this fall is located at Ban Khon Khwang, Tambon Dong Khilek, at Km.166 or 15 kilometers from the Prachin Buri via a journey of four kilometers through a branch road. In the area of this waterfall one can view beautiful mountainous and jungle scenery.

 


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