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Chachoengsao Province

Chachoengsao is located on the bank of the Bang Pakong River. The town was established in the year 1549 during the reign of King Maha Chakkraphat of Ayutthaya and originally used as a centre for armed force recruitment. During the reign of King Maha Thammaracha, the kingdom was in a weak condition due to being defeated by the Burmese. Phraya Lawaek, the Khmer king located Thai people from several towns including Chachoengsao to be his work force.

Chachoengsao is commonly called “Paet Riu”, such a name is derived from large sized fish locally caught in the past. The town is some 100 kms. east of Bangkok occupying an area of 5,351 square kilometres. Its area is a low basin rich in rice fields, fish farms and fruit orchards.

Mango Orchards

Chachoengsao is the venue for the most favorite fruit in Thailand which is mango. With the area of 86,000 Rae or 34,400 Acre, mangoes are grown mostly in Amphoe Bang Khla and Plaeng Yao. The most popular species are Raet, Khiao Sawoei, Chao Khun Thip, and Thongdam. The mango season is in March, which the…

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Khro Hin Son

This is on Phanom Sarakham-Kabin Buri Road between Km. 51 and 52. It is a spectacular hill full of huge white rocks. The unfertile area of about 770 acres, has been managed and developed in accordance with the royal projects of experiment and demonstrations on crop cultivation, fishery and livestock, so that farmers can apply…

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Ben Santitham or the village Social Development Centre

This is located in Amphoe Sanam Chai Khet, some 60 kms. east of the town along Route Nos. 304, 3245 and 3259. The centre was established by the villagers to pass on local wisdom and express the traditional way of life to youth. In the village, there are herb gardens, a typical house with an…

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Wat Chin Pracha Samoson

Wat Chin Pracha Samoson (Wat Leng Hok Yi) is another Chinese temple of Wat Leng Noei Yi in Bangkok. It is on Supphakit Road, far from the City Hall about 1 kilometer. The interesting points in the temple are Chinese warrior sculptures and the ceremonial hall (viharn) with Chinese arts. It is also a popular…

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Klongsuan Market

Situated on the banks of Prawetburirom Canal, Khlong Suan Market lies in two provinces: Tambon Thepparat, Amphoe Ban Pho, Chacoengsao Province and Tambon Khlong Suan, Amphoe Bang Bo, Samut Prakan Province. This traditional market dates back to the reign of King Rama V. The market contains many different shops, which are getting rare these days,…

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The City Pillar Shrine

Located on Na Mueang Road, the shrine is featured by the Thai architectural style with 4-sided roofs and a tower (Prang) in the center. Inside, there are 2 city piles which were built in 1834 and 1895. In the same compound, there is Chao Pho Lak Mueang Shrine, which is highly respected. Operating hours are…

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Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary

Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary is the conserved forest covered 643,750 Rai (257,500 Acres), located in the forest in the junction of 5 provinces: Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, and Prachin Buri.  This fertile forest is the last of the east.  General landscape is about 30-150 meters high above sea level.  It is the origin of…

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Wat Uphai Phatikaram

The present chapel (ubosot) is a new, beautiful, and gigantic building which has replaced the old one. The chapel actually depicts the style of the applied Rattanakosin period. The weekdays operating hours are during 07:00-16:15 and 07:00-17:00 hrs for weekends. Moreover, there are many stalls for food and local souvenirs. Long-tailed boat service to and…

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Khao Hin Son Development Education Center

Khao Hin Son Development Education Center is at the 51st-52nd  kilometers on highway No.304, 17 kilometers far from Phanom Sarakham, with the area of 1,869 Rai.  This is the education center for new agricultural development, with the cooperation of public and private sectors.  The area inside has been divided for demonstration and experiment for farmers and…

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Wat Phayakkha Intharam

Wat Phayakkha Intharam (Wat Chedi) has been proved to be built in the reign of King Rama V, the big stupa inside the temple was built in 1873, while the temple itself was built in 1881.  Being one of the most ancient temples, this venue has been registered by the Fine Arts Department as the…

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