Sa Kaeo Attractions, Attractions in Sa Kaeo, what to do in Sa Kaeo, Sa Kaeo Sightseeing

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Sa Kaeo is an eastern border province of Thailand and a popular province known as a trading centre. The province has to promote the project called "Travel to Sa Kaeo 5555" consist of Follow 5 Steps of the King, 5 Things to Worship, Admire The 5 of Good, and Travel 5 Natural Place. There are:
Follow 5 Steps of the King
Kasorn Kasivit School of Buffalo
Location : Mueang District
Kasorn Kasivit School of Buffalo
Kasorn Kasivit School of Buffalo
It was established according to the initiation of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Executive Chairperson of the Chaipattana Foundation. This is the first buffalo training school of the country where both buffalos and farmers can learn to work in the farm together. The farmers and the buffalos are required to stay in an environment of Sufficiency Economy in order to enable them to efficiently work in real life. In addition, the center includes a demonstration area, where participants can learn about traditional tools and equipment in an effort to maintain local forms of wisdom. Several environmentally friendly, earthen built residences located towards the back of the center for use by instructors and students also support the center's 'green' ideals. This area includes a fish pond, a rice field and numerous plants. The center would also be used to disseminate information relating to HM the King's concept of a sufficiency economy.

So, as well as being a training center for one of the nation's most important animals, Kasorn Kasiwit is also a form of cultural center, where visitors and students can learn about the nation's long-established simple ways of life, as well as sustainable solutions based on the sufficiency theory created by HM the King.
Chong Klam Bon Wildlife Breeding Station
Location : Watthana Nakhon District
Chong Klam Bon Wildlife Breeding Station
Chong Klam Bon Wildlife Breeding Station
Located at Tambon Nong Mak Fai, this site has the area of approximately 430 Rai. The accessibility to this area is by using the same route to Pang Sida National Park, pass Tha Krabak Reservoir for about 500 metres, turn left for about 3 kilometres. Under Wildlife Sanctuary Bureau of Forestry Department, this sanctuary has been established in 1983, initiated by H.M.the Queen Sirikit to conserve rare and wild animals, such as wild birds and mammals. This sanctuary also conducts studies and researches on wild animals, and disseminates information, and knowledge in wildlife.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
5 Things to Worship
City Pillar Shrine
Location : Mueang District
City Pillar Shrine
City Pillar Shrine
City Pillar Shrine is on Highway No. 33, 4km on the left from the centre of the town toward Watthana Nakhon District, within the compound of Kanchanaphisek Park, Tha Kasem Sub-district. The shrine was constructed following the pattern and standard of the Architecture Division, the Fine Arts Department. It comprises a main prang of 6.6 metres wide and 19.1 metres high surrounded by 4 small prangs at the 4 corners. Within the shrine stands the city pillar made of Chaiyaphruek or cassia wood whose characteristics are in accordance with the ancient tradition. Its circumference at the base is 120 inches, while its height is 229 inches. Moreover, there is a golden plate of the city’s horoscope which was anointed by H.M. the King on 12 September, 1996. The ceremony of uplifting the pillar to be enshrined in the shrine took place on 25 September, 1996. This shrine is evidence of the solidarity of the people and a symbol of the loyalty to King Rama IX, as well as, a centre of spirit and unity of the people of Sa Kaew.
Luangpho Thong or Phrakhru Rattana Sarathikhun
Location : Mueang District
Luangpho Thong or Phrakhru Rattana Sarathikhun
Luangpho Thong
Luangpho Thong or Phrakhru Rattana Sarathikhun is a monk of Wat Sa Kaew, Mueang District, Sa Kaew. The monk uses his medical skills to treat and cure sick people, as well as, is a developer. Therefore, he has been widely respected among the people of Sa Kaew and nearby provinces who come to pay respect and ask for their prosperous lives.
Luangpho Khao Wat Nakhon Tham
Location : Watthana Nakhon District
Luangpho Khao Wat Nakhon Tham
Luangpho Khao Wat Nakhon Tham
Within the compound of the temple are interesting attractions, Luangpho Khao, an ancient Buddha image aged around 100 years in a cross-legged posture, and cast of lime (white soil from Nong Din Chi). Furthermore, the Luangpho Khao’s hall also houses the Buddha’s Relics, brought from Wat Pamadunla Racha Maha Wihan, in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, a replica of the Buddha’s Footprint and the image of Phra Siam Devadhiraj.
King Naresuan the Great’s Statue
Location : Watthana Nakhon District
King Naresuan the Great’s Statue
King Naresuan the Great's Statue
This statue was erected because in the past, Watthana Nakhon District was once an area where King Naresuan the Great resided during the battles in the East in 1593.
Phra Siam Thewathirat
Location : Aranyaprathet District
Phra Siam Thewathirat
Phra Siam Thewathirat
Located in front of Aranyaprathet Police Station, with the height of 1.29 metres, this is the imitation of the real Phra Siam Thewathirat, built by Phra Uthai Thammathari in 1975. The people of Aranyaprathet constructed a throne with four posts to house the image on December 20, 1985. This sacred image has been worshipped by the people of Aranyaprathet and nearby provinces.

Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Hotels : Hotels in Aranyaprathet Area
Admire The 5 of Good
Khao Chakan
Location : Khao Chakan District
Khao Chakan
Khao Chakan
This mountain is about 17 kilometres from the city, on highway no.317 (Sa Kaeo Chanthaburi) between 131st-132nd kilometres. The highest point is about 240 metres. There are 72 interesting caves. On the foot of the mount, is the location of Wat Khao Chakan and a botanical garden. There are stairs to the top which is a good viewpoint.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Rong Kluea Market or Ban Khlong Luek Border Market
Location : Aranyaprathet District
Ban Khlong Luek Border Market or Talat Rong Kluea is in Ban Khlong Luek, Tambon Tha Kham on Thailand Cambodia border, east to Aranyaprathet town about 6 kilometres, on Highway No.33 (Sa Kaeo Aranyaprathet). To get there from Aranyaprathet, a motored tricycle or tuk tuk can be hired at 20 baht.

The Aranyaprathet international immigration control is 500 metres from Talat Rong Kluea. Passport bearers can pass and travel to the third country with approved visa from the Cambodian Embassy or Consulate. This is the shortest way to travel in Cambodia. There are vans, pick-up trucks for rental service to Poipet, Siam Riap.

Ban Khlong Luek Border Market
Rong Kluea Market
Tracing its origins to the end of the war in Cambodia, this market is renowned for selling secondhand brand name garments at very cheap prices. Originally, brand name clothes in good condition were donated to Cambodian people through the United Nations. Cambodian people brought the clothes to sell at the Thai border. At present, there are no more donated clothes. Nevertheless, the market is still popular because of its former business. These days, goods which are on sale there are exported from Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. They are bought to be resold at Rong Kluea Market, which is the largest source of secondhand clothes from abroad, while shoes, purses, winter sweaters and jackets will be sorted into containers and shipped to Laem Chabang Sea Port, Chonburi Province. Jeans and other pants are shipped via Cambodias’ Kampongsom Sea Port. Some expensive brand name jeans may be resotred and sent to be sold in Japan.

When goods arrive at Rong Kluea Market, merchants will bring their workers to sort the clothes according to their condition. Then they will specify prices, and clean and fix the garments. Some clothes are restored so expertly that they look good as new; in fact amateur merchants and first-time buyers may not know that the clothes are secondhand. Shop owners at Rong Kluea Market are mostly Chinese-Cambodian, as well as Vietnamese emigrants from the Cambodian provinces of Phnom Penh, Siemrat and Phra Tabong, while Thais make up only 10 % of the total. They can be categorized into 3 groups: the first group consists of workers without bags, who have waited since dawn and rush to open shops for their owners in the market; the second group is made up of merchants who carry their goods by hand, on their shoulders or on their heads; the third group comprises porters who earn their living carrying goods in the market, as well as baggage for tourists travelling to Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom.

When shopping there, visitors are advised to be very thorough and to carefully examine all goods. Since real brand name goods are mixed in with counterfeit ones, keen and lucky eyes may get a pair of 1,500-2,000 baht jeans for just 700 – 950 baht. On the contrary, amateur shoppers often purchase counterfeit goods at a high price.

Opening Hours : Daily from 07.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
Wangnamyen Dairy Cooperative Limited
Location : Wang Sombun District
Wangnamyen Dairy Cooperative Limited
Wangnamyen Dairy Cooperative Limited
It is the second biggest dairy production venue of the country, established in 1987. At present, there are more than 1,000 members and more than 30,000 milk cows with a production capacity of 70 tones of raw milk a day. To get there by bus from Victory Monument to the cooperative. The departing spot is under the expressway on Phaholyothin Road.

Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Prasat Sadok Kok Thom
Location : Khok Sung District
Prasat Sadok Kok Thom
Prasat Sadok Kok Thom
This ancient place is located at Moo 3 Ban Nong Samet,Tambon Kok Song, King Amphoe Kok Soong. Follow Route 348 from Aranyaprathet to Ta Phraya then take any one of the routes off Route 348 to the prasat. Due to the border situation, it is advisable to enquire which route is suitable.

This ancient place consists of 3 prasats facing an easterly direction. There are a couple of water pools as well as an outer wall which surrounds the perimeter and an interior wall, which are made of sandstone. There is an archway to enter the main compound area of the prasat. In the interior, there are many original ancient designs. These can be seen in 2 places the front and the back of the prasat, The prasat is in ruins and is partially covered with undergrowth. Archaeologists believe that this prasat was erected during the 15th century of the Buddhist Era, and was a shrine of respect as well as used for religious ceremonies in accordance with the Hindu religion. Presently, this place is maintained by the National Library and the Fine Arts Department.
Travel 5 Natural Place
Pang Sida National Park
Location : Mueang District
Pang Sida National Park
Pang Sida National Park
Pang Sida National Park covers the area of Amphur Muang of Sa Kaew Province, Wattana Nakorn and Amphur Na Dee of Prachinburi Province. There are fertile forests consisting value natural resources and many beautiful natural uniqueness. Its area is about 594 kms. It was designated a national park on 22 February 1982 to be the 41st national park of Thailand. Hotels in Sa Kaeo Area

How to get there
By Car
on the Bangkok - Aranyaprathet Road. From Moh Chit Bus Station to Amphur Muang of Sa Kaew Province for 256 kms. Then take the bus Sa Kaew - Khlong Nam Khaw on the highway 3462 for 27 kms you will reach the Park Headquarters.

By Train
Bangkok - Aranyaprathet. First deuarture is 06.00 hrs. The second is 13.00 hrs. Get off at Sa Kaew Railway Station.

Tourist Attractions
Pang Sida Waterfall: is located about 800 meters from the office of the park. It falls from a height of 10 meters. There is a shallow lake as well as other small shallow pools among the clusters of rock formations. The area is surrounded by a variety of trees which give this place a nice, shady, tranquil atmosphere. It is very popular for picnicking. During the wet season, there is a lot to water.

Pang Sida Waterfall
Pang Sida Waterfall
View Point Km.25: 25 kms from headquarters. This view point is the vast Dry Evergreen Forest in the valley that covered with fog in the morning. It is also the famous point for sun set viewing. Bench and interpretation sign are available.

Kreaw Maka Waterfall: Follow the route from the office to Km 40 then walk for approximately 6 kms to the falls. The water flows down from a height of 70 meters. From these falls, there is a pathway going to another 4 waterfalls - Rak Sainoi, Lan Hin Yai, Suan Mun Suan Tong, and Marntara.

Tham Khang Khao Waterfall: The waterfall can be reached by a walking distance of about 10 kilometres from the 22th kilometre. There are many bats living in this area.

Tha Krabak Reservoir and Tha Krabak Waterfall: It is a large reservoir under the Royal Initiative of H.M. the King to improve the irrigation system on the plain in the valley. It is an earthfill dam with a height of 17.5 metres and a length of 720 m. Namtok Tha Krabak The waterfall comprises 3 tiers. Each tier is 400 - 500 metres apart from one another. Namtok Tha Krabak is 1 km beyond the Tha Krabak Reservoir. The entrance to the waterfall is not yet conveniently accessible. The waterfall comprises 3 tiers. Each tier is 400 - 500 m apart from one another. Below each tier lies a water basin which is suitable for swimming.

Tran Phlap Phlueng Waterfall: 500 m form Kang Chao waterfall.

Pha Takien Waterfall: is located in the vicinity of Pang Sida Waterfall. There is a nice shady pathway from Pang Sida Waterfall to these falls; a distance of approximately 2.5 kms.

Mantara Waterfall: are about 40 km away from the Park Headquarters. Travelling to here is inconvenient. Tourists need to camp in the deep forest.

Khao Jedee: Khao Jedee is an accumulation of stones with cracks like Phu Hin Rong Kla. It is 4 m high and its diameter is 25 m it is 40 km away from the Park Headquarters.

Other tourist attraction: Bue Tapod Grassland, Lan Hin Dad Waterfall, Suan Man - Suan Thong Waterfall, and Tap Tava Waterfall.
Phra Prong Reservoir
Location : Watthana Nakhon District
Phra Prong Reservoir
Phra Prong Reservoir
Phra Prong Reservoir is the largest irrigation dam in Sa Kaew. Most of the area is forest within the compound of the Pang Sida National Park, which has become flooded, making its scenery beautiful. To get there Take Highway 33 and then Highway 3198 for 35 km.
Khao Takrup Waterfall
Location : Wang Nam Yen District
Khao Takrup Waterfall
Namtok Khao Takrup
Khao Takrup Waterfall is situated in Maha Charoen Sub-district. From Mueang Sa Kaew District, take Highway 317, shops offering Wang Nam Yen's wooden furniture will be on the right hand side. Pass the shops for 20 metres, the So Ko 3019 Road will be on the right. Go further for 28km to the parking lot. Continue for a 2-kilometre walk. The total distance is 30km. It is another beautiful waterfall. Along both sides, a variety of plants and birds will be found. It is suitable for adventure and conservation tourism. The waterfall is 50 metres high. Most tourists are locals. For further information, contact the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tel. 0 3850 2001, and Thung Maha Charoen Sub-district Administration Organisation.
Tham Phet Pho Thong (Phet Pho Thong Cave)
Location : Khlong Hat District
Situated at Ban Khao Lueam in Amphoe Khlong Had, visitors will enjoy trekking to the cave through Chan Pha Forest, which is preserved by the villagers. Throughout the year, the cave is well ventilated with natural breezes and fresh mountain air. The inside of the cave is separated into 4 zones:

Zone 1: Entering the cave mouth, visitors will be fascinated by a spacious oval area, naturally decorated with creamy white rocks.

Zone 2: Descend from the tunnel to a large hall, where the sun shines through from the north. The area is pleasant with good air ventilation, and a cool breeze.

Phet Pho Thong Cave
Tham Phet Pho Thong
Zone 3: Walk to 'the pearl hall adorned with diamonds'. This spacious hall is the cave's highlight, where stalactites and stalagmites form a pearly, oval Chedi decorated with glittering sand. Throughout the cave, the walls and ceiling are decorated with golden Bo leaf–like patterns, caused by rust formation as water trickles down through the rock. This cave is amazingly beautiful and interesting.

Zone 4: This zone is dubbed 'the castle gate of the cave'. Smooth creamy stones are found at the cave mouth. In addition, there is an interesting stalactite and stalagmite formation which looks like a Buddha statue.

Other attraction nearby is Tham Had Sai Kaeo (Had Sai Kaeo Cave) offers a 25 m cliff, where rappelling activities are offered. The cave contains impressive stalagmites and stalactites, in striking shapes and figures which visitors will enjoy. Besides, its sandstone ceiling and walls glitter magnificently in reflected light. The cave presents great photo opportunities.

Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
La-lu
Location: Ta Phraya District
La-lu
La-lu
La-lu in Khmer language means "penetrated" is Unseen in Thailand. This is a new natural tourist attraction caused by the erosion of rainwater and the subsidence or collapse of soi, located at Ban Noen Kham and Ban Khlong Yang, Tambon Thap Rat, this venue is a large area about 800 acres with many earth pillars in various shapes like the ones in “Phae Mueang Phi” of Phrae province, but smaller in size. They are indeed an amazingly beautiful site of nature wonder. Accommodations are available.

Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.