Saraburi Attractions, Attractions in Saraburi, what to do in Saraburi, Saraburi Sightseeing

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Historic Sites
Phra Bowon Ratchawang Si Tha
Location : Kaeng Khoi District
Phra Bowon Ratchawang Si Tha was palace of King Pinklao, it is located on the western side of the Pa Sak River in Ban Si Tha Sub-district in Saraburi, the aim of this palace to search for a location for a wartime. King Rama IV commanded King Pinklao (his brother) to conduct an inspection in Nakhon Ratchasima.

King Pinklao conducted the construction of his residence in Ban Si Tha Sub-district because from there Khao Khok was easily accessible. King Pinklao, thus, resided at palace throughout his life. The structure of the residence was all made of wood. Some parts were used to construct a palace for his children and others were destroyed and lost. At present time, the location of the palace has been inhabited by the local people. The compound of the residence was very large, covering an area of approximately more than 150 rai.

It was a gathering site of the ladies of the court when the king took a vacation at this place every year. It has also been told that the king’s ladies were fluent in singing Laotian Songs that he himself was able to play Khaen – a Laotian flute and sing Laotian songs. He also wrote many books of lyrics for Laotian songs, which have been preserved in the National Library until the present time.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Phra Thamnak Than Kasem
Location : Phra Phutthabat District
The King Prasat Thong was built Phra Thamnak Than Kasem in year 1633 during his reign for his royal visit to pay respect to Phra Phuttabat. Today, only foundation is left.

It is located at Khunkhlon Sub-district between Bangkok Bank, Phraphutthabat branch and Saraburi Home for Girls, on the bank of Than Thongdaeng, a canal which passes the area of Phra Phuttabat.

Than Thongdaeng canal originates from Khao Than Thongdaeng mountain in Phra Phutthabat District and flows towards Nong Don District. The second annals, royal autograph edition, stated that the King Prasat Thong built the residence on the bank of the canal. A 3-way water pipe joint was found near the bank of the canal and today it is kept in the Phra Phutthabat museum. The 20cm. diameter water pipe joint found is like water pipe joint used nowadays, but it is much bigger in size and made of bronze. Ruins of drainage way made of plaster work in Ayutthaya era were also found in the area of Phra Thamnak Thai Phikun. Today, the canal and the line of drainageway can still be seen but the canal is very shallow.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.30 pm.
Sra Yoh Palace
Location : Phra Phutthabat District
Sra Yoh Palace was built by King Prasart Thong’s for resting place near Thong Daeng River which was on the way to pay homage to the Buddha’s footprint. However, only the base of the palace remains nowadays. It is the base made from brick and cement in the middle of the field which the materials were the same materials used in building palaces around the Phra Phutthabat district in late Ayutthaya. This palace is called, according to nobleman, “Tamnak Phra Narai Pen Thai Sra Yoh” (Tamnak means palace). It is believed that King Narai wished to build the palace imitating Chan Kasem palace to provide convenience during traveling by royal vehicles.

Inside the palace, there are many interesting features such as Sra Yoh (Sra means pond) in the northeast of the palace. In the past, the pond was full of water which was suitable to relax, to enjoy the beauty of the dusk and the dawn, to observe the reflection of the sunlight on the water surface and to be impressed and relieved. However, at present, the water is shallower and there is less water during the draught. After visiting Sra Yoh, there is Jao Poh Tok shrine located 500 meters away from the pond in the south. Tourists can pay respect to him at the shrine.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Tai Pikul Palace (The Old Palace)
Location : Phra Phutthabat District
Tai Pikul Palace is located in Khun Khlon District which King Srongtum was built this palace in order to be his own accommodation during his trip to worship Phrabuddhabat. The former one had only the wall and foundation left. Then in the reign of King Rama V, the King ordered to build a palace replacing the old debris. The old debris was built by roller and wood but all are decayed. From the excavation of the Fine Arts Department, there are many brick work buildings. The new building is wider than the old one. Moreover, clayed drain since the Ayudhaya reign was also found laid from Thongdaeng Pond for around 1 kilometer.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Khitkhin City or Senaratchakhon or Parantapa
Location : Ban Mo District
Khitkhin City is an old town dating from the Khmer period which located at Banmo Sub District, also it known as name of "Parantapa" or "Senaratchakhon". Currently only the earthen mound of the moat still remains surrounding a high mound in the middle called “Khok Prasat” in addition, a seated Buddha image in the posture of being under the protection of naga heads was discovered at the water side area which is assumed to have been a royal landing.

In general, the town was a plain with irrigation canals or Anusatsananun Canal along the West side of Baan Ku Muang from north to south. Baan Ku Muang is a rounded sqaure measuring about 360 metres in width and 2 km in length. The area is about 0.27 sq.km. The civilization in Baan Ku Muang is in Lopburi period (17-18 Buddhist century). Important evidence in this area is images of Bodhisattva and a porter (currently at Phra Putthabat Temple) which were Khmer art in the same period as Phra Prang Sam Yod. Another evidence is city wall and entrance on the eastern side.

How to get there : Baan Ku Muang and Khitkhin City, starting from Saraburi, take highway no.1 (Phaholyothin Road) towards the North for about 7 kilometers. Turn left to highway no.2048 (Baan Huai Bong - Tha Laan Road) at Huai Bong intersection. Drive for 15 kilometers and turn right at Siam Cement Group (Tha Luang). Drive long the irrigation canal for 7 kilometers and you will see Ban Mo District Office. Turn right and cross Irrigation Canal Bridge to highway no.3022 (Phra Putthabat - Tha Rua Road). Drive for 2 kilometers and turn left before driving for 1500 meters and you will arrived at Baan Ku Muang.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Religious Sites
Phra Phutthaniraro Khantarai Chaiwat Chaturathit
Location : Mueang District
Phra Phuttha Nirarokhantarai Chaiwat Chaturathit is the Buddha image of the East and one of the four images made by the Territorial Defense Department to express loyalty to King Rama VI and King Rama IX. On 27 December, 1968, H.M. the King gave the Buddha image to the people of Saraburi. Phra Phuttha Nirarokhantarai Chaiwat Chaturathit resides in the cruciform pavilion of Wat Sala Daeng, Phichai Ronnarong Songkhram Road, opposite the city hall of Saraburi.
Wat Phra Phutthachai
Location : Mueang District
Wat Phra Phutthachai
Wat Phra Phutthachai
Wat Phra Phutthachai is situated on the foot of Khao Pathawi, Nong Pla Lai Sub-district, which is the entrance same as Phra Phutthachai National Park. This temple is renowned for its Buddha image as well as a nearby cliff, where a shadow image of the Buddha can be seen, known as RoiPhraPhuttharup. A Mondop, or outdoor pavilion, was built to shelter it.

Moreover, there are pre-historic line drawings at the foot of the cliff such as the drawing similar to deer. Near the entrance to Phra Phutthachai, there are human hands and symbols. From Tham Ruesi to Phra Phutthachai on the western side, there are drawings of chickens, Buddha images and symbols. Also, on the Cho Po Ro cliff, a gigantic and complicated drawing was found. It is similar to the pre-historic one at Pha Taem, Ubon Ratchathani. Moreover, there is an ancient drawing with latex, aged approximately 3,000 years, symbolising the meaning among the group and probably used as a ceremonial medium or belief of the people in that period of time.

How to get there : The park is located on the Bangkok - Saraburi Road, on Highway No. 1, Phahonyothin Road, approximately 16 kilometres south of Saraburi. Departing from Bangkok, turn right to make a U-turn before reaching Km. 102 to Highway No. 3042 and 3046, respectively to the asphalt road for 5 kilometres.
Sao Ronghai
Location : Sao Hai District
Sao Ronghai is located in Chao Mae Takien Shrine, Soong Temple. It is a big iron wood pillar, which is believed to be a female spirit because offerings people give to this pillar are all female items. According to legend, when Bangkok had been established as a capital city, they collected pillars from provinces in order to choose the most beautiful one as a king post. Saraburi Province had sent a magnificent pillar down via Pa Sak River but it was a little too late for the choosing. If it had reached on time, the pillar would have been chosen as the king post because it is very beautiful and large. However, it was chosen as a minor pillar. The pillar was said to be so sad that it went back upstream and sank at Sao Hai District about 100 years ago. In 1958, villagers brought it to the shrine in front of Soong Temple and it has been laid there until now. At nighttime, villagers could hear a cry so this district was named Sao Ronghai (crying pillar) and has become Sao Hai District in the present.

How to get there : From Pichai Road in Mueang District, Saraburi take Highway No.3041 about 4.5 kilometers passed Sao Hai crossroad. The entrance is on the left next to Sao Hai Kindergarten.
Wat Khao Kaeo Worawihan
Location : Sao Hai District
Wat Khao Kaeo Worawihan
Wat Khao Kaeo Worawihan
Wat Khao Kaeo Worawihan is an ancient temple located on a medium-sized hill. The temple is located at Ton Tarn Sub-district on the right side of Pa Sak River. It has an important sacred place which is the pagoda that contains the Buddha’s white bone.

The local people mention that on some occasion, the bright glass ball is seen above the viharn hall of Wat Khao Kaew. It is believed to be the miracle of the holy items in the pagoda. Therefore, this temple is called “Wat Khao Kaew” which Khao means hill and Kaew means glass. In the reign of King Rama IV, when he arrived at Sao Hai district, he ordered to build the residences at Tha Hin Lard in front of Wat Khao Kaew which is the peaceful and beautiful place. He also ordered to renovate this temple and announced it as another royal temple in Sara Buri province.

How to get there : From Sara Buri District, drive along Pichai road. Then drive into Highway Number 3041, drive past Sao Hai until you reach the intersection. Turn right, cross Pa Sak Bridge until you reach Y-intersection. Then turn right into Highway Number 3225, drive past Wat Tha Chang Nue for around 2.5 kilometers. The entrance of the temple is on your left-hand side. Turn right and drive for around 200 meters, then you will reach the temple.
Wat Phra Yao
Location : Sao Hai District
Wat Phra Yao
Wat Phra Yao
Wat Phra Yao is located in the bank of Pa Sak River, Sala Ri Thai Sub-district which the temple was established in the late period of Ayutthaya, during the era of Somdet Phra Ramesuan Boromma Trailokkanat Bophit or King Rama II. When Thailand lost the land for the second time in B.E.2310, the people who survived from the attack of Burmese troop moved this Buddha image in an abandoned temple in Uthai District, Phra Nakhon Sei Ayutthaya.

Wat Phra Yao was named after the native habitat of the villagers which is located in Mueng Nue. The main Buddha image here is Luang Por Thong Kum. He has the round and smiling face with an average body. Hands display the gesture of mediation. It is the height of 170 centimeters. It was built during the late Ayutthaya period and has been with the people from Pha Yao and Sao Hai since then.

The people installed Luang Por Thong Kum as a main Buddha image at Wat Utid Samosorn and later moved to Wat Pha Yao. A monk spotted a mark of lacquer, so he made people crack the cement and found out that it was made from metal with 70 percent of gold. So it was called is Luang Por Thong Kum since then. Moreover, it is an only one gold buddha image which hasn’t been destroyed by Burmese and nowadays means a lot for history and arts for Buddhist arts.
Wat Samuha Pradittharam
Location : Sao Hai District
Wat Samuha Pradittharam
Wat Samuha Pradittharam
Wat Samuha Pradittharam is located in Suan Dok Mai Sub-district was built in King Rama III. The interesting thing in this temple include Ubosot which was constructed in 1897, inside are very beautiful mural paintings depicting the Khawi folk tale, the main Buddha image taken from Sukhothai's Ancient City and cast of bronze covering with gold leaves in the posture of subduing Mara, as well as, the images of the Lord’s 2 major disciples: Moggallana and Sariputta residing on both sides.
Khao Phra Phutthabat Noi
Location : Kaeng Khoi District
Khao Phra Phutthabat Noi is featuring undulating steep limestone mountains comprising of many pointed summits which located in Phra Phutthabat Noi Temple at Songkorn Sub-district. At these summits, endemic species including limestone wren-babblers and Sumatran serows which are called Indra’s horse by the locals can be viewed.

The latter live in Tham Sam Khao. Inside lies a replica of the Buddha’s footprint with 1 cubit wide and 3 cubits long. It is an ancient and sacred Buddha’s footprint. The footprints were created when Buddha gazed intently at the rock and turned it into water. Then he puts his footprints there. He could make it in various sizes.

This powerful footprint represents his power which he knew later the place would become an important religious location. Inside, there is always running water. To worship Buddha’s footprints even with one single flower, the doer will receive merits in celestial world. Those who pay homage to the footprints by constructing, writing, praying and listening with good intention, the bad and dangerous things will be casted away. They will escape from the karmas that they have done; in other words, they reach nirvana.

The cliff at Phra Phutthabat Noi Temple is quite steep; therefore, it is perfect for amateurs who love climbing. As for those who do not wish to join this activity, they can do the swing while viewing the Pa Sak River scene and the whole Saraburi view.

How to get there : Take Mittraphap Road - Highway No. 2 - for 20 kilometers and turn left into Kaeng Khoi District. Cross Adireksan Bridge and turn left along Adireksan Road. Then, turn right along Song Khon - Phra Bat Noi - Phu Khae Road for around 75 kilometers to Wat Phra Phutthabat Noi.
Wat Pa Sawang Bun
Location : Kaeng Khoi District
Wat Pa Sawang Bun
Wat Pa Sawang Bun
The highlight of Wat Pa Sawang Bun is “Phra Maha Ratana Loha Chedi Srisatsana Bodisat Sawang Bun” the pagoda or chedi is elegantly beautiful. The chief pagoda stands in the center, surrounded by smaller pagodas on the circular pedestal. Dissimilarly to any other pagodas in Thailand, this Chedi has 500 pinnacles, so it is called “Chedi Haroi Yod” (or pagoda with 500 pinnacles). Wat Pa Sawang Bun was built in 1985 by Luang Phor Somchai Punyamano on his father’s land. The temple covers the area of around 400 rai. In addition, the temple there are houses 84,000 Lord Buddha’s relics, Phra Ubosot, stupa-shaped dwellings (similar shape as the stupa built in the holy site of his Nirvana at Kusinagara), Phra Satja Chedi, as well as those Buddha images with outstanding characteristics and remarkable building materials. Inside the temple is a peaceful atmosphere, there is a spacious pavilion for meditation. The rear part of the temple is attached to the foothill, allowing fresh cool breeze to flow through the temple. A lot of Buddhists come here to meditate, especially on the weekends.

How to get there : Visitors must drive their own cars because don’t have public transportation can reach Wat Pa Sawang Bun directly. Use Saraburi-Nakornnayok route and from Kaeng Khoi District, it takes around 15 kilometers to Cha Om Sub-District, and then turn left onto the path to Krok E Dok waterfall. Go straight around 4 kilometers. Wat Pa Sawang Bun is on the right, with easily noticeable signboard.
Narai Cave or Khao Wong Cave
Location : Phra Phutthabat District
Narai Cave or Khao Wong Cave
Narai Cave or Khao Wong Cave
Wat Khao Wong (Narai cave) is considered Saraburi’s Dharma and mediation center. It follows the fundamental practice of Phra Ratcha Prommayan (Luang Phor Rusi Lingdam) and emphasizes Maha Satipatthana Sutta. The temple provides accommodation for Buddhist fellows all year round.

Wat Khao Wong is located at Khao Wong Sub-district, Phuttha Bhat District, Saraburi province. The temple is measured 30 meters wide 51 meters long. It spreads over the area of 1,500 square meters.

It has been serving as a religious place for a long time. When Somdet Phra Narai the Great departed from his palace in Lop buri to administer the public affairs in Ayutthaya. He spent a night in Narai cave where Somdet Phra Chao Songtham used to stay overnight during his trip to pay homage to the Buddha’s footprint. The stone inscription at the entrance of the cave claims that several religious practices have taken place inside the cave since Anuratthapura era or 1,200 years ago. The cave has been through its rise and fall depending on the regime and the spread of Buddhism.

Nowadays under the guidance of Somdet Phra Buddhacarya (Kiew Upaseno) and Phra Phrom Sithi Nayok (Thongchai Sukyano) the abbot of Wat Saket Rajaworamahawiharn, Wat Khao Wong was promoted as the model of developed temple with exceptional achievements. The temple was also registered by the Fine Arts Department as a national ancient monument on 4 December 2002 as printed in the government gazette (volume 119, special issue). Moreover, it functions as a nursery for plants and endangered animals, such as Wrightia SIRIKITIAE D.J. Middleton & Santisuk, Dracaena loureiri, Red-whiskered Bulbu, Finlayson's squirrel, etc.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3634 7730
Samnak Song Tham Krabok
Location : Phra Phutthabat District
Samnak Song Tham Krabok was established by a Buddhist Nun, Mian Panchan in 1957. This place is not only a place for meditation, reflection and religious study, but is also known as a rehabilitation center for drug addicts. And after her death, Luangpho Chamrun Panchan, her nephew, has continued the mission. He was awarded the “Magsaysay Award” on 10 September, 1975.

How to get there : Samnak Song Tham Krabok is located at Prong Prap hills, KhunKhlon Sub-district, 25 kilometers from the center of Saraburi along Phahonyothin Road. It is on the left side if coming from Mueang District of Saraburi. Its entrance is between Km. 132-133.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Wat Phra Phutthabat
Location : Phra Phutthabat District
Wat Phra Phutthabat
Wat Phra Phutthabat
Wat Phra Phutthabat is known as the Lord Buddha’s footprint, which had been discovered on a stone slab on Suwan Banphot Hill or Satchaphantha Khiri Hill which this temple is a first-class royal temple constructed in 1624 during the reign of King Songtham. The feature of the Footprint is similar to that of a human being, measuring 21 inches wide, 5 feet long and 11 inches deep.

The large footprint was discovered during the reign of King Songtham of Ayutthaya, and after analysis, was discovered to have all 108 auspicious characteristics. As a result, the then-king commissioned a temporary Mondop, or outdoor pavilion, to be built to shelter the precious artifact. Since then, the Mondop has been refurbished several times. In addition, visitors can also see an inscription by King Rama V, engraved during his visit to pay respect to the Lord Buddha’s footprint.

The Mondop itself is a beautiful sight. The square building has a seven-tiered Prasat roof. Each tier is covered with green glazed tiles and decorated with miniature gables. It is supported all around by reddened pillars gilded and inlaid with colored glass. Additional details – mother-of-pearl inlays, gilded walls, bronze Nagas (sea serpents), and prayer bells – make this a sight not to be missed. The temple compound also holds the Phra Phutthabat National Museum, which displays various precious artifacts including King Songthams attire, ceramics, bronzeware, old weapons, a replica of Lord Buddha's footprint, an old Mondop top, Phat Yot (ecclesiastical fans) from various periods, and the pipe dating from the King Narai period. However, it is only open during the Phra Phutthabat Fair which is held twice a year, during the eighth day of the waxing moon until the first day of the waning moon in the third month and the fourth month of the lunar calendar.

How to get there : The temple is located in Khun Khlon Sub-district, 28 kilometers from the provincial town. Turn left for 1 kilometer before arriving in Phra Phutthabat District.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission : 30 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Chedi Phra Khun Mae
Location : Wihan Daeng District
Chedi Phra Khun Mae was build to remind a good son and daughter their mother's kindness and repay, located in the area of Wat Klong Mai, Wihan Daeng District, Saraburi Province which this Chedi is a very interesting attraction with the same chedi shape as Phra Phratom Chedi but smaller in size. Inside the chedi, lies a model of Buddha's footprint surrounded by 7-day Buddha images.

It is in an upside-down-bell-shaped Chedi with the height of approximately 30 meters. Inside the Chedi, Ketu, who protects each and every one regardless their birthday, is installed on the top. Moreover, there is also a model of Buddha's left footprint installed inside the Chedi. The outside is surrounded by 7-day Buddha images from Sunday to Saturday for visitors to sightsee and make merit.

Wat Klong Mai was built many years ago as well as Chedi Phra Khun Mae. Mr. Phachuab Jampathong, the famous spokesman and the owner of the nationwide famous Kuan Im Cream, and Sr Col. Samnaonatee together found this pagoda and named it Chedi Phra Khun Mae. The purpose is to remind those who come to pay respect the kindness of their mother whom we all owe the most. In addition, there is also a lotus pond where lotus called Bua Luang grows naturally in a 52 meters long irrigation canal.

How to get there: Visitors can use their private car to travel to Chedi Phra Khun Mae located in Wat Klong Mai, Nong Mu Sub-district and is 42 kilometers away form Saraburi Province. Take the highway no. 1, Phaholyothin Road towards Bangkok through Hin Kong and Nhong Kae Market. Before crossing Rapheephat Bridge, turn left at the crossroads to Wat Klong Mai along the irrigation canal and then turn left passed Nhong Kae District Office for about 5 kilometers and you will reach your destination.
Market
Talad Ta Nam Boran Ban Ton Tan
Location : Sao Hai District
Talad Ta Nam Boran Ban Ton Tan
Talad Ta Nam Boran Ban Ton Tan
Talad Ta Nam Boran Ban Ton Tan is located on the riverside of Pa Sak River. It is ancient floating market of Ban Ton Tan village which is the old Thai Yuan village over 200 years old. In the market has a lot of charm with shops containing quality souvenirs and delicious food and desserts, the relaxing atmosphere and watch the local display of cultural art.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Public Park
Phu Khae Botanical Gardens
Location : Chaloem Phra Kiat District
Phu Khae Botanical Gardens collects over 30 kinds of plants and flowers cited in the canons of Thai literature as well as herbs. The garden was established in 1941, and was at the time the first of its kind in Thailand. The Phu Khae Botanical Garden is located in the Phra Phutthabat Phu Khae National Forest Reserve which is covering an area of nearly 8 square kilometers. It is aimed at promoting botanical learning and providing the public with a place for relaxation.

How to get there : Phu Khae Botanical Gardens is located in PhuKhae Sub-district on the Saraburi-Lop Buri route (Phahonyothin Road), 17 kilometers from the center of Saraburi, at the crossroad to Highway No. 21 to Phetchabun. Departing from Saraburi, the office and plant library will be on the left side, while a wide space with relaxing atmosphere and a brook passing through are on the right.
National Parks
Namtok Samlan National Park
Location : Mueang District
Namtok Samlan National Park
Namtok Samlan National Park
Namtok Sam Lan National Park originally called “Khao Sam Lan National Park”, covers 4 districts: Mueang, Kaeng Khoi, Nong Khae and Wihan Daeng, and occupies an area of approximately 44 square kilometers or 27,856 rai. It was declared a national park on 2 June, 1981. It has a convenient way to visit, and visitor can take one-day trip from Bangkok in October to January, which is during winter it is the best time to visit.

The area consists of many big and small mountains and plains in the valley. The highest peak is Khrok Mountain, about 329 meters above sea level. Traveler on the peak can see Saraburi Province’s city and nearby districts very clearly. The forest of this area is the source of many waterfalls and streams, which go to maintain plantation of local people. The surface of this area is clay and sandy soil cover hard soil and rock. Animals found, and inhabit there, are small-size animal such as pheasant, jungle fowl, barking deer, mouse deer, monkey, wild boar, squirrel, chipmunk and many valuable birds.

How to get there: By car from Bangkok to Saraburi Province on Phahonyothin Road, and about 6 kilometers before enter Saraburi Province at Km. 102 U-turn to 3042 road about 5 kilometers and turn right to 3046 road about 3 kilometers to the Namtok Samlan National Park’s headquarters.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission : 20 Baht for adults and 10 Baht for children (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3622 5171 - 2, 08 1433 6388
Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
Location : Muak Lek District
Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park cover the area of Muak Lek, Pak Chong Sub-district and in the Dong Phaya Yen and Thap Kwang-Muak Lek National Reserved Forests. The most area of Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park is ruggedly mountainous alternate with the plateau. The area rather dry with the shallow soil surface, height above sea level around 180-402 meters. The highest peak of the area is on the Chokchai Phatthana with 402 meters above sea level. The climate in the area, on May-October has the influent of Southwest monsoon wind, induced humidity from the sea and the ocean and the caused of rainy season. On November-February has the influent of Northeast monsoon wind, lead the coldness from the North of Asia will bring to the winter, while the summer is in February-April.

How to get there :
By Car: Drive along Highway No. 1 (Paholyothin road), about 108 kilometers. From the city of Saraburi use the main route is Highway No. 2 (Mittraphab road), takes distance from the city of Saraburi to crossroad into province highway number 2224 about 41 kilometers, from this highway crossroad into Namtok Chedsaonoi national park about 12 kilometers on right hand, opposite a temple of Namtok Chet Sao Noi.

By Train: Catch the northeast train, circulation the passengers at Saraburi station, Kaeng Khoi station and Muak Lek station after that catch a Bus Saraburi - Kaeng Khoi - Muak Lek to in front of national park.

By Bus: By the bus Bangkok - Saraburi or Bangkok - Lopburi, takes time about 2 hours, the bus will stop at Saraburi transportation station, after that catch a taxi, it takes time about an half hour to stop in front of the national park or catch the bus Bangkok - Nakhon Ratchasima, it takes time about 3 hours, stop at market after that catch a taxi Saraburi- Khang Kroy - Muak Lek to stop in front of national park.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3622 6431, 0 3672 1232
Natural Attractions
Ancient Chedi on Top of Khao Radar
Location : Mueang District
Ancient Chedi was constructed during the Ayutthaya period which it is located 5 kilometers from the Namtok Sam Lan National Park Office. At present, there are some traces left. Another historical importance is that the Japanese soldiers once used this place as a cannon base.
Administered by : Namtok Samlan National Park
Khao Khrok Viewpoint
Location : Mueang District
Khao Khrok Viewpoint has a beautiful panorama view of City and nearby District of Saraburi which visitors do not miss to visit this place. Khao Khrok Viewpoint is located in the Namtok Sam Lan National Park Office about 3 kilometers and about 329 meters above sea level which is highest peak in National Park.
Administered by : Namtok Samlan National Park
Khao Ruak Reservoir
Location : Mueang District
Khao Ruak Reservoir has a beautiful sightseeing spot and venue for recreational activities such as kayaking, nature trail study, etc which it is located between Khao Ruak and Khao Daeng. The reservoir is a small reservoir and was constructed in 1980.
Administered by : Namtok Samlan National Park
Phra Phutthachai Tunnel
Location : Mueang District
Phra Phutthachai Tunnel
Phra Phutthachai Tunnel
Phra Phutthachai Tunnel is a one-way train tunnel which is 7 meters wide, 7 meters high and 1,197 meters long which is surrounded by trees and mountains and it has the beautiful sight attracting tourists. The Tunnel is one of the 7 train tunnels in Thailand and the only train route in the east coast. It is location 12 kilometers from the Namtok Sam Lan National Park Office. It was constructed in 1994 and is the longest train tunnel in Thailand built by Thai people.
Administered by : Namtok Samlan National Park
Khao Daeng (World War II Memorial of the Japanese Army)
Location : Mueang District
Khao Daeng is a historical attraction from World War II because during World War II, the Japanese soldiers occupied the area of Khao Daeng as a military base and prison for captives. Khao Daeng is located 2 km from the Namtok Sam Lan National Park Office.

Now Khao Daeng remains traces of holes caused by the bombs left behind by the Japanese soldiers. The constructions made by the Japanese soldiers are the commanding tunnel, trenches along the valley, the commanding room, a treasure room, and the bunker lines.
Administered by : Namtok Samlan National Park
Bencha Sutthi Khongkha
Location : Sao Hai District
Bencha Sutthi Khongkha is one of the most important tourist in Saraburi. It is the place where sacred water from 5 major rivers; Chao Phraya River (from Ang Thong Province), Petchburi River (from Petchburi Province), Ratchaburi River (from Ratchaburi Province), Bang Pakong River from (Nakorn Nayok Province) and Pa Sak River (from Saraburi Provine), meet which gives the name Bencha Sutthi Khongkha, meaning “Five Pure Rivers”.

The rivers flowing through Sao Hai District, which has been used in the Oath of Allegiance Ceremony from the reign of King Rama IV until the present time. There is a historical evidence shows that, during Rama VII's reign, he went along Pa Sak River and, when he arrived at Baan Tha Raap, he went to the desert area and took a bath because the area was a basin where the water was clearer and more still than others. He was so impressed that he demanded to bring the water for the royal ceremonial bath of purification.

The spot where the ceremony to bring the water has been held is in the middle of Pa Sak River between Baan Tha Raap, Taan Sub-district, and Baan Phai Lorm, Suan Dok Mai Sub-district, Sao Hai District, Saraburi Province. Moreover, when there is a ceremony to gather holy water from all over the region in order to use in any royal ceremony, the water from here has also been used until now.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Jedkod-Pongkonsao Ecotourism and Environmental Education Center
Location : Kaeng Khoi District
Jedkod-Pongkonsao Ecotourism and Environmental Education Center
Jedkod-Pongkonsao Ecotourism
and Environmental Education Center
Jedkod-Pongkonsao Ecotourism and Environmental Education Center covers an area of 13,750 rai and is situated in Tha Maprang Sub-district. It is abundant with a biodiversity of both plants and animals. It is next to the west part of Khao Yai National Park and comprises many kinds of forests such as dry evergreen forest, moist evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and savanna that together create a variety of plants. It is also an origin of many waterfalls in the area. Plants in this area are herbs such as Phaya Mi Rit, Ma Krathuep Rong, Kwao Khruea, medicinal plants, as well as, various kinds of mushrooms such as cup fungi. Animals living in this compound are wild elephants, gaurs, bears, deer, barking deer, loris, mouse deer, wild boar and approximately 158 kinds of birds such as barbets, woodpeckers, red-wattled lapwings, bulbuls, blue magpies, etc. flying across between the centre and Khao Yai.

From the office, there are many trekking routes to waterfalls. A trek to Namtok Chet Khot Nuea, for instance, takes an hour and is 12 kilometers long, with a fee of 150 baht per guide per 10 visitors. A journey to Namtok Chet Khot Nuea, a 4-tiered waterfall surrounded by a bamboo forest, is also enjoyable. In December, there are flowers blooming along the path of the brook to the waterfall. Walk southward along Chet Khot Brook for 150 meters, and Namtok Chet Khot Klang will be discovered. It is a single-tier waterfall with a large basin in which visitors can swim. Go further for approximately 150 meters, and visitors will arrive at Namtok Chet Khot Tai. It is a beautiful single-tier waterfall with a height of 40 meters. The water from this waterfall falls into Chet Khot Brook, on which both sides lie various kinds of plants such as Ueang Mai Na, PhanomSawan, Khrai Nam, ferns like Fern Kan Dam and Kratae Tai Mai, etc. as well as, a variety of animals such as spiny rock crabs, dragon flies, and butterflies in many colours. Many other routes are available, ranging in intensity, distance and destination.
Contact : Tel. 08 5968 3520, 08 9237 8659
Pha Sadet
Location : Kaeng Khoi District
Pha Sadet
Pha Sadet
Pha Sadet is a cliff with an overhanging rock to the railway area built by the order of King Rama 5 which it is one of the most important historical sites in Saraburi, the historical province in Thailand.

It is located at Moo 5, Tabkwang Sub-district, Kaeng Koy District, Saraburi. This is an important historical site especially for the State Railway of Thailand. The railway here is the route to the northeast region (e-sarn) and also the first railway in Thailand.

Nowadays, the Pha Sadet railway station is a 3 level railway station, 138 kilometers from Saraburi. It was renovated to be one of the tourist attractions in Saraburi. The tourists can travel here by train or car. Pha Sadet is located at the edge of the railway station, Tabkwang Sub-district, Kaeng Koy District around 30 kilometers from the city.

How to get there: The cliff is 30 km from Saraburi City on the Friendship Highway. Go along the Highway for 25 km and turn left at Ban Sapbon School; then go further for 5 km on the laterite road.
Phai Tam Sub-district Bird Garden
Location : Nong Khae District
Phai Tam Sub-district Bird Garden covered an area approximately 3 rai and it is the place for bird lover and who interested in bird watching. It is a natural habitat of 17 kinds of birds such as Myna, Magpie, Dove, Rail, Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Egret. The park is located in the bamboo wood has become a good dwelling place for various kinds of birds for over 50 years. The birds leave for food early morning and return at dusk.

How to get there : Take a Highway No.1 (Phaholyothin Road) from Bangkok, when you reach at Km. 83 - 84 there will be a sign to Wat Rad Saddha Dham or Wat Phai Tam on your left. Take a left road around 800 meters and then turn left when you see Klong Chonlapathan and drive onto around 150 meters.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3731 2282, 0 3731 2284
Bo Phran Lang Nuea
Location : Phra Phutthabat District
Bo Phran Lang Nuea was met by a hunter named Pranboon who hunts as his living. One day, he went up to the Suwanbanpot Mountain which is a dark forest near the Dongpayafai. He was able to shoot a living creature, however that creature ran back into a bush without feeling anything from the shot. The hunter was surprised.

He walked to see behind the bush where that creature ran into. He found a small pond with clean water and also found a big human footprint. He was sure that this was a sacred pond, therefore, he drank water from the pond. Amazingly, all the scars on his body were gone. The hunter considered the big footprint as the Buddha’s footprint.

Then, he told this story and about the footprint to the Ruler of Saraburi. After that, the Ruler of Saraburi went to the site and told King Srongtum. King Srongtum felt appreciated and ordered to build a temple next to it.

The name of both pond (Lang Nuer meaning washing the fleash and Pak Hok meaning stabbing the spear) came from the fact that the hunter wash the flesh in the sacred pond while stabbing his spear near the pond. Therefore, the name was called since then.
Sub Plakung Reservoir
Location : Wihan Daeng District
Sub Plakung Reservoir surround with beautiful scenery with a sightseeing spot and venue for recreational activities such as nature trail study, biking trail and trekking. The reservoir is a small reservoir was constructed in 1996 for consumption of local people.
Administered by : Namtok Samlan National Park
Ban Moh Lake
Location : Ban Mo District
Ban Moh Lake
Ban Moh Lake
Ban Moh Lake during February - July, will have waterfowl flocks fleeing the coldness from Siberia to this lake which there are over 10,000 fowls. Moreover, around the area are various kinds of flowers and ornament plants including the insels. The overall scenery is peaceful and stunning. It located in Ban Moh and Srang Sok Sub-districts, Ban Moh District, Saraburi province. It covers the area of 2,560,000 square meters which is owned by The Siam Cement Group. The staff dug the marl and burnt it into cement. Therefore, the big deep pond was left and turned into a habitat for water creatures with relaxing atmosphere.

At the lake, there are astronomy center and planetarium, which were built in order to be the modern astronomy learning center for students, teenagers and people in Saraburi and neighboring provinces.

How to get there : From Saraburi take highway No.1 when you reach Ban Huai Bong Y-intersection turn left and drive around 15 kilometers to Tha Luang cement factory. Then, turn another left in front of the factory and drive along the road nearby the canal for 5 kilometers to Ban Moh Y-intersection. After that, turn right and drive along Phra Putthabart - Tha Rue road for 3 kilometers. There will be "Khao Kaeng Kumnan" Thai restaurant on your left-hand side and "Sanam Kaeng Nok Adireksarn" billboard on your right-hand side. You can go to Ban Moh Lake either taking the right or left.
Muak Lek Arboretum
Location : Muak Lek District
Muak Lek Arboretum covers an area 150-acre of Muak Lek District in Saraburi province and Pak Chong District in Nakhon Ratchasima province. A lively stream, originating from tributaries in KhaoYai National Park, flows through the arboretum, its terminus in the Pa Sak River. The stream has pretty rock slopes, cascades and rapids, with bridges arching over the water and flowers on its banks.

How to get there : Muak Lek Arboretum is located about 37 kilometers from Saraburi town along Mittraphap Road. The entrance is on the left side and opposite the store of the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand.
Sunflower Fields
Location : Wang Muang District
Sunflower Fields
Sunflower Fields
Sunflower Fields are most found between Lopburi and Saraburi along the Phatthana Nikhom-Wang Mueang route. Cheery yellow sunflower fields spring up along the route during the winter months of November and December, offering a relaxing to those passing by.
Contact : Tel. 0 3635 9021
The Tree Tunnel
Location : Wang Muang District
The tree tunnel is the beautiful astonishing scenery on highway number 2089. The tree tunnel occurs from the covering of tree crown along parallel road bring the pleasant and the beautiful to the tourists. However, you have to be careful because the tunnel is at the curve. Taking photos might be dangerous. Therefore, you should turn on the light before taking photos for your own safety and those who are driving by. The perfect time to visit the tree tunnel is in the afternoon period. The tunnel is at its peak during the rainy season because the leaves specially grow due to the rains.

How to get there: To visit the tree tunnels, by personal car, take highway 2 and then highway 2089. The tunnel is located around kilometers 24-25. You will see the sign saying the tree tunnel. If you travel from Bangkok, take Mittraphap road from Saraburi intersection until reaching kilometer 35-36. Then turn left and take the highway 2224 (before Muak Lek District). Continue for about 4 kilometers, then turn left and take the highway 2089 for about 12 kilometers. You will then reach the milestone 24-25.
Administered by : Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
Other Attractions
Weaving Centre of Tambon Ban Ton Tan
Location : Sao Hai District
Weaving Centre of Ban Ton Tan Sub-district is a group of unemployed women established this weaving and textiles center to make use of their free time and earn more income for their families. At present, it is a comprehensive venue for learning for youth and the public. There are various kinds of woven fabric on display such as loincloth, plain coloured cloth, Pha Si Khao, and fabric in the Dok Phikun - bullet wood flower - pattern, which is a traditional Thai Yuan style.

How to get there : Take Highway No. 3041 and turn right on to Highway No. 3341 until reaching Ban Pak Bang. Enter the same entrance as Wat Ton Tan. The centre is near the temple.
Thanon Phrachao Songtham or Thanon Farang Song Klong
Location : Ban Mo District
Thanon Phrachao Songtham or Thanon Farang Song Klong is an ancient road was constructed during the reign of King Songtham. King Songtham came to examine Lord Buddha’s footprint, travelling by royal barge along the nearby Pa Sak River. After arriving at the pier, he continued his trip by elephant. On his way back, he ordered a foreigner to survey the area with a telescope, and make a 10-wa (or 20-meter) road width as a royal path straight through to the pier. Now, only approximately 9 kilometers of the path remain, starting from the area opposite a temple named Wat Sang Sok. The first kilometer is a dirt path that is no longer in use. The rest is a laterite road passing behind a few temples - Wat Panchaphirom and Wat Nong Khonthi - crossing Phra Phutthabat - Ban Mo Road in front of Wat Kanlayana Banphot, and passing in front of Chaopho Khao Tok Shrine and Phra Tamnak Sa Yo before disappearing.
Khun Malee Vineyard
Location : Muak Lek District
Khun Malee Vineyard
Khun Malee Vineyard
Khun Malee Vineyard is one of popular attractions in Saraburi. On 96,000 square meters area you will see peaceful atmosphere on the mountain hill, the clean and well-arranged farm. This farm is full of cuteness and warmth. Moreover, visitors can experience the farming atmosphere truly, observes the activities in the farm closely including how to take care, breed and collect more than 10,000 vines and taste sweet crispy delicious non-toxic grapes that staff always cut and give them to you to eat fresh. The product which cannot be found in other places is the real grape toffee which has become very popular.

How to get there: Khun Malee vineyard is located near Muak Lek - Wang Muang road. If you drive from Bangkok, you can see it easily.
Opening Hours : Daily 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3634 1159, 08 1893 5893
Thai-Danish Dairy Farm
Location : Muak Lek District
Thai-Danish Dairy Farm
Thai-Danish Dairy Farm
Thai - Danish Dairy Farm or The Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand is the first dairy farm in Thailand after the King Bhumibhol and the Queen Sirikit visited Denmark in 1960 and was interested in the dairy farm of Danish people. Hence, the Danish government and the Danish Dairy Farming Association together offered a promotion project on the raising of dairy cows. The Thai-Danish Dairy Farm was officially opened by the King Bhumibhol and the King Frederick IX of Denmark on January 16, 1962. They cooperated with the Thai government to establish the Thai-Danish Dairy Farm (TDDF) and a training centre in Muak Lek District, Saraburi.

Activities in this farm such as take a tram ride to see the cows in the meadow, ride a mountain bike in ATV circuit, feeding a calf, learn how to do dairy farming, how to make food for cows and see the show of cowboy life, cow roping, cow controlling. You can also learn how to grow the grasses to feed the cows, herbal garden and learn the process of dairy production. The farm will hold a dairy cow festival in January every year.

How to get there : From Bangkok, take Bangkok - Saraburi road and turn right to Mitraphap road passing the intersection which leads to Muaklek district and take a u-turn to the farm.
Opening Hours : Monday - Friday 10.00 am. / 02.00 pm. / 04.00 pm.
  Saturday - Sunday 9.00 am. / 11.00 am. / 02.00 pm. / 04.00 pm.
Admission : 50 Baht for kids, 80 Baht for students, 100 Baht for adults 200 Baht for foreigners. (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 08 9901 8035