Prachinburi Attractions, Attractions in Prachinburi, what to do in Prachinburi, Prachinburi Sightseeing

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Historic Sites & Monuments
Buddhist Historical Site
Location : Si Mahosot District
Buddhist Historical Site at Sa Morakot is a group of large structures which were built on top of the old structures during believed to be the oldest among footprints found in the country. The site is close to Wat Ton Pho.

Morakot Historical Park
Location : Si Mahosot District
This historical site is located at Wat Sramorakot, Kokthai Sub-district, Sri Mahosot District. This group of ancient ruins were built during the 14th - 18th centuries of the Buddhist Era (7th - 8th centuries A.D.) Among the ruins, there are Lord Buddha's footprints, which are the largest and oldest in Thailand. Dach footprint is approximately 1.30 meters wide and 3.50 meters long, and has the Wheel of Dharma at the middle of the sole.

How to get there: From Prachinburi, Follow Route 319 for a distance of approximately 23 Kilometers then turn left for approximately 500 meters.
Sa Morakot Ancient Site (Sa Morakot Archaeological Site)
Sa Morakot Ancient Site
Sa Morakot Ancient Site
Location : Si Mahosot District
Sa Morakot Ancient Site holds special significance for Buddhists situated in Morakot temple, Kok Thai Sub-district, The most fascinating attraction is the largest and oldest Lord Buddha’s “footprints”, carvings made from natural laterite. On both soles, artisans carved the Buddhist Wheel of Dharma. The footprints were created between the 7th and 9th centuries.

How to get there: From Prachin Buri, proceed along Suwinthawong Road. Take Highway No. 319 (Prachin Buri - Phanom Sarakham) for about 23 kilometers, then turn left and proceed for another 500 meters.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Si Mahosot Ancient Town
Location : Si Mahosot District
Si Mahosot Ancient Towns Located at Ban Khok Wat, Khok Peep Sub-district, Si Mahosot Ancient Towns were constructed in the Davaravati Period, with oval shape, Period (6th-13th centuries), and covers an area of about 700 Rai. There are moats, earth walls, and more than 100 interesting ancient venues. Most of the archeological materials are related to Hinduism.

How to get there: Si Mahosot Ancient Town is located approximately 20 kilometers from Prachin Buri town. Take Highway No. 319 and turn left at Km. 130 onto Highway No. 3070. Proceed for another 1 kilometer. The ancient town is located on the right hand side.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Ton Pho Si Maha Pho (Banyan Tree at Wat Si Maha Pho)
Ton Pho Si Maha Pho
Ton Pho Si Maha Pho
Location : Si Mahosot District
Ton Pho (Banyan Tree) is an oldest and largest Pho tree of Thailand which located in Wat Ton Pho Si Maha Pho. It has been recorded that, 2000 years ago, the seedling stock of this Pho tree was brought over from India’s religious Bodh Gaya site, where it flourished and grew. The tree is about 20 meters in circumference, about 30 meters in height, and about 25 meters in diametre.

According to folklore, the ruler of the ancient city of Mueang Mahosot sent his representatives to India’s Pataliputra. The representatives requested a branch of a very special Banyan tree - the same tree under which the Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment. At present, this tree is a significant Prachin Buri symbol. It is commemorated yearly on Visakha Puja Day.

How to get there: From Prachin Buri town, use Highway No.319 to Phanom Sarakam for 32 Kilometers, turn left for 1 Kilometer.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Phan Hin Ancient Monument
Phan Hin Ancient Monument
Phan Hin Ancient Monument
Location : Si Maha Phot District
Phan Hin Ancient Monument is a large square-shaped monument made solely of laterite which wide on each side 15.50 meters and high 3.5 meters, with four porches. The Monument is located in Baan Kok Kwang, Nhong Prong Sub-district, Si Maha Phot District, Prachin Buri. The porch on the north has the trace inciting that a pillar was situated there. Historians believe that it used to be the pillar of a staircase leading to the monument. On the monument, the trace of a pillar assumed to have been of a building with wooden roof and a round laterite stone, bowl shape carved with 1 meter in diametre, was found.

King Rama X paid a royal visit to this monument in 1908. He made an assumption that the round stone on the building was probably a base of a graven image which has been studied archeologically later many times. Some parts, for example, the left hand which was probably King Narai's image's, was found. It is in accordance with King Rama X's assumption that the monument used to be a Hindu's sacred place dating between the 12th and the 14th centuries B.E. The ancient ruins look like other typical ruins but each little brick has a long and rich art and cultural history in which nothing could be replaced. Therefore, we should help taking care of the place on our visit as well.

How to get there: Phan Hin Ancient Monument is accessible by cars. It is approximately 1 Kilometers away from Si Maha Phot District Office. It is especially suitable for those who love history and is perfect to take your family to learn outside the classroom on a holiday.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Royal Handwriting Monument
Location : Si Maha Phot District
Royal Handwriting Monument or “Royal Handwriting Historical Site” is the handwriting of King Rama V (King Chulachomklao) when he visited Prachinburi in 1908. It was supposed that the Royal Handwriting Historical Site is around B.E. 12-13.

Royal Handwriting Monument is located at Lai Phrahat Si Mahapo Park, under the supervision of Muang Kao Municipality, and Muang Kao Sub-District Administrative Organization. It was the inscription on a laterite stone, which was the ancient remain of Hindu temple in Lop Buri period. The temple was assumed to be in the same period as Muang Si Mahosot, and Muang Amorn Thevee.

Royal Handwriting Monument has been registered as the national historical site in 1981. It is believed that the monument is the debris, which only its laterite base has been left until nowadays. Other parts were already damaged. In 1914, a mondop was built to cover the Royal Handwriting Historical Site. However, it was later dilapidated. In 1930, a new mondop was therefore built with ferro-concrete to cover the old one. The architectural style consists of stucco patterns of garuda, and flowers, looking apparently terrific. Inside the monument enshrines the portrait of King Rama V, and his signature inscribed on stone slab. It is open for general visitors.

How to get there: Royal Handwriting Monument is located 1.5 kilometers away from Si Mahapo District Office, around the entrance to Lum Muang Archeological Site.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3721 2610
Religious Sites
Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Building (Art Galleries)
Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Building
Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Building
Location : Mueang District
This historic building was constructed by Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr (a high-ranking government official) in 1909 as a residence for King Rama V on his royal visit to Prachin Buri. The building is a two-storey structure constructed in the Renaissance style. Its front porch features a central dome. Flora designs decorate the outer walls, doors and windows. The interior is ornamented in the Western style.

How to get there: The Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Building is located in Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital on Prachin Anuson Road.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
King Naresuan the Great Shrine
Location : Mueang District
King Naresuan the Great, one of the most revered monarchs in Thailand’s history famed for his campaigns to free Siam from foreign rule, is commemorated at this local shrine. The shrine houses a statue of the King Naresuan in a standing position. The shrine commemorates the King’s route through Prachin Buri on the way to Cambodia from Ayutthaya. Prachin Buri locals as well as residents from nearby provinces regularly pay respect to the shrine.

How to get there: King Naresuan the Great Shrine is located at Noen Hom Intersection, Ban Phra Sub-District. It is 9 kilometers north of Prachin Buri by Highway No. 320. The roundabout of King Naresuan the Great Shrine is on the right hand side. Another route is from Nakhon Nayok by Highway No. 33 at Km 158.
Wat Bot
Wat Bot
Wat Bot
Location : Mueang District
Wat Bot is home to three Buddha images on the bank of Bang Pakong River: Phra Siri Mongkhon Nimit, the walking Buddha; Phra Sapphasit Nawa, the sitting Buddha; and Phra Maha Chin Saiyat, the reclining Buddha. The temple constructed in 1278, covers nearly 18 acres of land and is a serene respite with plenty of shade from tree.

How to get there: Wat Bot is located on the west of town, on Bang Pakong River coast. Starting from Thetsaban Damri Road to Suwinthawong Road (Highway No.319), go straight to Highway No.3071 for 4 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Kaeo Pichit
Location : Mueang District
Wat Kaeo Pichit
Wat Kaeo Pichit
Wat Kaeo Pichit was built in 1879 by a Prachin Buri millionaire and this temple being an old and major temple. The temple is located on the right coast of Bang Pakong River in Prachin Buri Municipal Area, 2 kilometres east to town. Wat Kaeo Pichit had build a new chapel (ubosoth) with an architectural design of mixed arts styles of Thai, Chinese, European, and Cambodian which constructed by Chao Phraya Abhaibhubate (Chum Aphaiwong) in 1918. The significant attractions are the Ramayana mural paintings on the exterior of the chapel, while the interior are ornated by the paintings of the legend in Buddhism by the royal artists of King Rama VI. In front of the chapel is a concrete building with the style of Greek or Roman dome. Moreover, within the compound, the temple also features a holy scriptures library, and 3- facet meeting hall (sala) at the pier with shaded atmosphere.

How to get there: Wat Kaeo Pichit is located on Kaeo Phichit Road, in Na Mueang Sub-District, approximately 2 kilometers east of the town.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3721 2795, 08 1481 1740, or 08 1650 0327
Wat Sansi's Bird Park
Location : Mueang District
Wat Sansi's Bird Park located in Wat Sub-District, this park is home for many thousands of birds. Visitors can enjoy bird-watching between July and April, when the birds flock to the park.

How to get there: Wat Sansi's Bird Park is 18 kilometers from town, off of Highway No. 3071.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Luang Phor Dhavaravati
Luang Phor Dhavaravati
Luang Phor Dhavaravati
Location : Si Mahosot District
Luang Phor Dhavaravati is old more than a thousand year and is a respectable Buddha image of Muang Si Mahosot. The statue reflects Indian artistic style during Gupta Empire, around B.E. 11-13. Nowadays, the Buddha statue is enshrined in a beautiful Viharn in front of Si Mahosot District Office. Luang Phor Dhavaravati is a standing sandstone Buddha image with 163 heigt, made by the craftsmen in early Dhavaravati period. Inside the viharn is an altar with offerings for visitors to worship Luang Phor Dhavaravati.

As for the discovery of Luang Phor Dhavaravati, the Buddha image was found in the dune outside Si Mahosot ancient city (originally called “Khok Peep”), in the east within Leprosarium area. It was discovered in 1971 by a Leprosy patient while he was breaking up the soil for planting. At first, the Buddha statue was in the perfect condition. However, after the fire broke out in the Viharn in 1996, the statue was partly burnt and damaged. The Fine Arts Department has then renovated and revived the statue to the former condition. Luang Phor Dhavaravati is a beautiful sacred ancient Standing Buddha image, which people come to pay a worship every day.

How to get there: From Prachinburi town, take Highway no.314 (Prachinburi - Si Mahosot District) which leads to Si Mahosot District. Keep driving until you reach Si Mahosot District Office, you will see the Viharn enshrining Luang Phor Dhavaravati inside the Office area.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.00 pm.
Museum
Prachinburi National Museum
Prachinburi National Museum
Prachinburi National Museum
Location : Mueang District
Prachinburi National Museum was displays many important artifacts uncovered from ancient cities during Dvaravati Period (6th-13th centuries) and this archeological museum is the main museum for artifacts found in seven provinces: Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Chacherngsao, Chonburi, Chantaburi, Trad, and Rayong. Thai arts from various periods are also on display for comparative study, including artifacts found in the ocean near the island of Koh Kram in Chonburi. On special occasions, temporary exhibitions are created and put on display.

How to get there: Prachinburi National Museum is located 200 meters from City Hall in Na Mueang Sub-District, Mueang District
Opening Hours : Wed-Sat from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3721 1586
Admission : 150 Baht
Yusuksuwan Museum
Yusuksuwan Museum
Yusuksuwan Museum
Location : Mueang District
Yusuksuwan Museum houses collections antique lamps and other antique items, such as toys, books and household appliances by Narong Yusuksuwan (the museum owner). Besides this museums still collections old coins, bank notes, various types of cabinets (such as teakwood cabinet and dressers) kerosene fans, and even the first publication of the Siam State lottery, now over 70 years old.

How to get there: The museum is located at 135 Prachintakam Road, Dong Khilek, Mueang District.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3721 7551-2, 08 1295 8212, or 08 1864 8218
Admission : Entry is 80 baht for adults and 40 baht for children.
Parks & National Park
Thap Lan National Park
Thap Lan National Park
Thap Lan National Park
Location : Na Di District
Thap Lan National Park cover an area of 2,240 square kilometers of jungle, waterfalls, dams and reservoirs. This National Park was established in 1981 and it straddles three provinces. Inside Thap Lan National Park have the Lan Forest and Recreational Garden, which boasts beautiful yellow blossoms from April to June by visitors have many choices when visiting this beautiful national park. Waterfalls such as Thap Lan Waterfall and Bo Thong Waterfall, providing welcoming relaxation spots during the rainy season, when there is plentiful water. Thap Lan Reservoir is also a pretty picnic site, as is Hat Chom Tawan, a 300-meter beach on the shores of the Lam Plai Mat Dam reservoir. Three bungalows are available for rent at 1,500 baht each. Visitors may also hire tents (250-500 baht) or bring their own and camp for a fee of 30 baht a person each night.

How to get there: From Kabin Buri, use Highway No.304 (Kabin Buri - Nakhon Ratchasima route) for 32 kilometers. The Park is 90 kilometers from Prachin Buri and 107 kilometers from Nakhon Ratchasima. The Park’s headquarters is located on the Highway’s roadside.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 06.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3721 9408
Admission : Entry is 200 baht for adults and 100 baht for children.
The Bamboo Garden
The Bamboo Garden
The Bamboo Garden
Location : Mueang District
The Bamboo Garden is located in Noen Hom Sub-District which supervised by the Department of Corrections and cover an area over 118 acres. It has a wide collection of bamboo species, grown for both research and breeding purposes. One area has been allocated to a training center, where well-behaved inmates from correctional facilities cut bamboo, grow vegetables and build furniture. A variety of young bamboo plants are on sale on the roadside in front of the Bamboo Garden.

How to get there: From Highway No.33, turn left at Noen Hom Intersection to Highway No.3077 (Noen Hom - Khao Yai) for 11 kilometers. The garden is 20 kilometers from town.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3721 9904
Natural Attractions
Huai Kasian Waterfall
Location : Mueang District
Huai Kasian waterfall is surrounded by forest. The entrance into this waterfall is located at Khon Kwang village, Dong Khi Lek Sub-District which is at the 166th kilometers. It is 15 kilometers away from Prachin Buri province and another 4 kilometers away after turning left.

How to get there: It is located at Nern Hom Sub-District, which is 100 meter away from Highway No. 3077 (Nern Hom - Khao Yai route. It is located at 16 km., which is 25 kilometers away from Muang District, Prachin Buri province.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Khao Ito Waterfall
Location : Mueang District
Khao Ito Waterfall located in Dong Khilek Sub-District, it is a famous tourist attraction. The charming, small cascades have jutting rocks through the different levels, though the waterfall’s height is quite modest. There is only water during the rainy season. Lush forests surround the waterfall.

How to get there: From Noen Hom Intersection, turn right to Highway No. 33 for about 3 kilometers. Go past Chalermbongse Reservoir (which is located at approximately Km. 160-161) for 1 additional kilometer to reach the waterfall.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Than Rattana Waterfall
Location : Mueang District
Than Rattana Waterfall is a charming waterfall of Prachin Buri with especially beautiful and full during the rainy season (June-October). Than Rattana Waterfall originate from a stream that flows down the mountains of Khao Yai through a series of rapids.

How to get there: Than Rattana Waterfall is located in Noen Hom Sub-District with a distance about 100 meters from Noen Hom - Khao Yai Highway. It is about 25 kilometers from Mueang District Office.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Chakrapong Reservoir
Chakrapong Reservoir
Chakrapong Reservoir
Location : Si Maha Phot District
Chakrapong Reservoir is a huge reservoir which build from soil with approximately 16.50 meter height, and 740 meters length. Chakrapong Reservoir is located at the foot of Khao Ito hill and it preserves water from several sources flowing from the top of Khao Ito mountain. From the entrance of the reservoir, turn left and drive up to the mountain top to get a striking panoramic view of the landscape. As you drive up around 11 kilometers (at 6 kilometer stone), you will encounter a wonder hillock or a fantastic hillock (which covers the distance around 150 meters). Just park the car and let go the gear, your car can run up the mountain itself. This phenomenon is caused by an illusion of the surrounding landscape.

To travel to Chakrapong Reservoir, tourists can take personal cars, or bicycling along the dam ridge. The perfect time for a visit is during the morning. Especially in winter, visitors can admire the fog there, or in the evening, they can also see the golden sunlight. During the day, travelers can drop by at the restaurants while enjoying the surrounding nature from Chakrapong Reservoir.

There is an Information Center Service for tourists at Wanaputta Uttayan Park, Khao Ito Waterfall, attached to the reservoir. It has a cool and shady atmosphere. The place provides a vast space for camping as well. Also, you can notice a small spirit house (San Phraphum) near the reservoir from the mound of stones.

How to get there: From Phaholyothin Road - Highway no.1, drive onto Highway no.305 (Route: Rangsit - Ongkharak - Nakhon Nayok). Turn right onto Highway no.33 (Pak Plee, Nakhon Nayok- Prachantakham, Prachinburi). From Noen Hom intersection, drive on Highway no.33 (which leads to Sa Kaeo Province). It takes around 2.5 kilometers. Then, drive pass Wat Amattayaram for another kilometer. You will see the turn-left sign. As you reach 160-161 kilometer stone, continue driving for 2 kilometers, you will arrive at Chakrapong Reservoir.
Heo Narok Waterfall
Heo Narok Waterfall
Heo Narok Waterfall
Location : Prachantakham District
Heo Narok Waterfall located on Prachin Buri - Khao Yai Highway, this waterfall is a part of Khao Yai National Park, which covers the area of Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Saraburi. It is a huge and beautiful waterfall with 60 meters in height and steep cliff.

How to get there: You can travel from Prachin Buri town via Suwannason Road to Noen Hom Intersection or Naresuan Circle, turn left to Highway No.3077. At the 24th kilometer turn right to the waterfall. From the parking area, visitors have to walk for 1 kilometer. There is a walkway from upper level down to lower level for a better and more beautiful view.

Sompoi Waterfall
Location : Prachantakham District
Sompoi Waterfall has the stream of about 400 meters long which runs pass rocks, with suitable areas for swimming and it located at Ban Khao Noi, Bu Fai Sub-District.

How to get there: Using the same route to Takhro Waterfall, turn left at 14 km., for about 1.5 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Takhro Waterfall and Salatdai Waterfall
Location : Prachantakham District
Takhro Waterfall and Salatdai Waterfall located at Ban Takrao, Bu Phai Sub-District which away from Dan Takrao about 500 meters. Takhro Waterfall is wide with suspension bridge, with the hills on the left, while on the right is the forest which is suitable for relaxation. From Takhro Waterfall, there is a walkway along the stream for another 2 kilometers to Salad Dai Waterfall which is stunningly beautiful. On the way, there are many areas for swimming. If visitors wish to visit Salad Dai waterfall, it is recommended to contact the guide officers from Foundation for Khao Yai National Park, which is located around Takrao waterfall.

How to get there: From Prachin Buri province, drive along Highway Number 3452 (Prachin Buri - Prachan Takham). The overall distance is 16 kilometers. After that, drive along Highway Number 33 until you reach Prachan Takam intersection. Another way is when you reach Nern Hom intersection; turn right into Highway Number 33 until you reach Prachan Takham intersection. Then turn left into Ro Po Cho road and drive for 16 kilometers. Then walk for another 500 meters to reach Takrao waterfall.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 1755 4852, 0 9913 5058
Tarntip Waterfall (Namtok Than Thip)
Tarntip Waterfall (Namtok Than Thip)
Tarntip Waterfall
Location : Prachantakham District
Tarntip Waterfall located at Ban Noen Hin Tang, Nong Kaeo Sub-District. Water cascades down many rocky tiers, passing through a wide rock terrace and, at some points, deep, inviting swimming spots. The rock terrace is a perfect place for relaxation and the surrounding forests are naturally fascinating. Travel to the waterfall by using the same route to Takhro Waterfall, and turning left at 9 km., for about 9 kilometers.

How to get there: From Prachin Buri, proceed along the Prachin Buri - Takham route (Highway No. 3452), for a total distance of 16 kilometers, onto Highway No. 33. Take the road all the way down to Prachantakham. Alternatively, proceed along the Noen Hom Intersection, turn right onto Highway No. 33, and continue to Prachantakham Intersection. Once at the intersection, take a turn left onto Rho Pho Cho Road and continue to Km 9, where signs indicate the entrance to Than Thip Waterfall. Proceed for another 9 kilometers to reach the waterfall.

Kaeng Hin Phoeng
Kaeng Hin Phoeng
Kaeng Hin Phoeng
Location : Na Di District
Kaeng Hin Phoeng is a big rapids in the Sai Yai River, which originates in Khao Yai National Park in Na Di District. The rapids include a fierce whirlpool that can only be navigated by skillful oarsmen with a great deal of effort. The trip through the rapids begins with a one-hour journey through the exciting, white-water portion, which turns into smooth water for another hour before the trip ends. There is an annual rafting competition. Please note that visitors can only raft during the rainy season, from June to October. The rafting trips are organized by local resorts in Na Di district.

How to get there: Located at Khao Yai National Park. From Prachin Buri, take Highway 3452, and then continue on Highway 33. Turn left to the road beside a PTT gas station at Km. 201 and drive ahead for 200 meters.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3731 2282, 0 3731 2284