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Singburi Province

Sing Buri is 142 kms. north of Bangkok on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It was established in the year 1895 during the reign of King Rama V through a consolidation of three small riverside towns including Sing Buri, In Buri, and Phrom Buri. The province currently occupies an area of 822 square kilometres.

Old Court and City Hall

These two European style buildings are located on Wilaichit Road by the Chao Phraya River in the town. Both are constructed at the same period, some 90 years ago during the reign of King Rama V. They are still in perfect condition.

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Wat Sawang Arom

This temple is situated in the town. It is a centre for Buddha image sculpture. The technique was handed down from the Ban Cha Lo School in Thon Buri. A collection of 300 Nang Yai or shadow play figures at this temple is considered the most complete in Thailand.

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Wat Na Phrathat

This temple, first called “Wat Hua Muang” by the villagers, is located 1 km. west of Wat Phra Non Chaksi. It houses an ancient brick pagoda which was was built during the ancient Khmer’s glory. The pagoda was later renovated during during the early Ayutthaya period. This area is assumed to have been the ancient…

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Wat Phikun Thong

This temple in Tambon Wihan Khao, Amphoe Tha Chang, is 9 kms. from Wat Phra Non Chakis. Visitors come here top pay homage to the statue of Luang Pho Phae, a famous former abbot of the temple. The temple also houses Thailand’s largest sitting Buddha image, 23 metres wide and 42 metres high, made of…

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Wat Pho Kao Ton

This temple is near the Monument of Bang Rachan Heroes. It was the base where the Bang Rachan villagers resisted the Burmese attacks. A replica of the ancient fortress, identical to the original was constructed. In a chapel, there is a statue of Phra Achaan Thammachot who was both a monk and a leader of…

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Wat Phra Prange and Ancient Kilns

This ancient site is located in Tambon Choeng Klat, Amphoe Bang Rachan 17 km west of the the town. The temple contains an old pagoda of the Lop Buri style assumed to have been constructed during the reign of King Naria the Great The pagoda measures 15 metres high and has some Buddha images at…

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Wat Bot

This is an old temple constructed in an unusual style having iron rails as the core of the lower part. The window and door panels of the chapel were carved exquisitely by the best artisan of Sing Buri, a man by the name of Chuen Hathakosol, who devoted 10 years of his life doing this…

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In Buri National Museum

This museum is situated inside a temple called Wat Bot. It exhibits several old objects such as king Rama V’s palanquin, large shadow play figures, various styles of ” Phat Yot” (monk ranking ecclesiastical fans), a Green Stone Buddha Image, and an ancient sugar cane crushing machine.

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Monument of Bang Rachan Heroes

This is situated in Amphoe Khai Bang Rachan, 13 kms. southwest of the town on Route No. 3032. The statue refer to the villagers of Bang Rachan who bravely fought against the Burmese army in 1765 during the reign of King Ekkathat of Ayutthaya. In spite of many more troops than the villagers, the Burmese…

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Wat Phra Non Chaksi

This temple is 4 kms. south of the town along the Sing Buri-Suphan Buri route. It houses a huge Sukhothai-style reclining Buddha image, which is revered by the local people and renowned for its large size, almost 46 metres long.

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