Singburi Attractions, Attractions in Singburi, what to do in Singburi, Singburi Sightseeing

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Singburi attractions
Historical Sites
The Old Court and City Hall in Singburi Province
The Old Court and City Hall in Singburi Province
The Old Court and City Hall in Singburi Province
Location : Mueang District
The Old Court and City Hall are oldest building in Singburi Province were constructed during the reign of King Rama V. These two European style buildings are located on Wilaichit Road by the Chao Phraya River in the town. Despite their age, they have been carefully preserved and remain in pristine condition. Apart from their beauty, the buildings are of great historic and architectural value. The Fine Arts Department registered the buildings as national ancient monuments on 25 January 1990.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Burmese Camp Ditch
Location : Phrom Buri District
The Burmese camp ditch was the soil hill in L shape. It is 5-15 meters long and 3 meters wide. It was presumed that the ditch was built around 1584 at the time when Ayutthaya faced war with Burmese. It was a vantage point in the past and owns a legacy history of the brave Bang Rajan villagers who fought and scarified their blood in order to protect Siam’s freedom. At present, it has been renovated to be the tourist attraction and open for free visit.

How to get there: The Burmese camp ditch is located at Baan Jedi Hak and around 16 kilometers away from Sing Buri City on Highway Number 32, at 219 kilometers maker.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3659 8185
Mueang Boran Ban Khu Mueang
Location : Khai Bang Rachan District
Mueang Boran Ban Khu Mueang is the area to found many ancient ceramics such as porcelain, pot, earthen jar, teapot, colorful beads and gravels, earthen censer, Dhammajak in green stone, and importantly, silver coins inscribed with the word “Sri Dhavaravati Savara Poonya”. The last evidence proves that there has been a community here since Dhavaravati period up until Ratanakosin period. Nowadays, the antique objects found are brought to preserve in In Buri National Museum. The Fine Arts Department therefore registered Mueang Boran Ban Khu Mueang as one of the national historical sites. Because the area has been naturally covered with forest which is composed of plants, such as Yang Na, tamarind, Makok Prakham, Kai Wa, and banyan tree. This wood area is considered the last area in Sing Buri, which covers the space of 335 rai. As for the area that used to be the ancient city, it is a large mound, surrounded by a ditch, called as ‘Khu Mueang’ by the local people. According to the characteristics of ancient city construction, it is assumed to exist in Dhavaravati period (which has 1,200 long of history.

Mueang Boran Ban Khu Mueang is open for a leisured visit, nature and archeological study every day, without any admission fee. The site has been taken care well. A canal has been dug, as well as the floodgate. There are flowering and ornamental plants, and also many facilities. Mueang Boran Ban Khu Mueang is located in Khu Mueang arboretum on address moo 6, Huay Sun Sub-district, In Buri District, Sing Buri. The site is 8 kilometers away in the west of In Buri District, and 23 kilometers away from the town.

How to get there : Take Highway no.311 Route Sing Buri-In Buri (the old route). At 17 kilometers maker or about 7 kilometers away from In Buri District, turn left into Highway no. 3285 Route: In Buri - Nong Soom.
Opening Hours : Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3650 7135
Religious Site
Wat Kradang Nga Buppharam
Location : Mueang District
Wat Kradang-Nga Buppharam assume was built in Ayudhaya Era and the founder of the temple was possibly a right-hand of the King Mahathammarachathirat, the father of King Naresuan, in order to expiate his sins committed during the wars. He also got ordained as a Buddhist monk at this temple and was called “Luang Pho Ueng”. Bone ashes of the soldiers are kept here.

Today, a statue of Luang Pho Ueng is enshrined in the vihara. It was said that the King Naresuan’s troop once stopped and took a rest at this temple before going to Phitsanulok province. Unfortunately, during the stay, his right hand died, so the King Naresuan had to ask local people to join the troop.

The outstanding feature of this temple is not only its history, but also the Bot which was built in modern style on the foundation of the old sermon hall. In addition, you can find a bell-shaped pagoda from early Ayudhaya era. Today, it has been registered as a national archaeological site. In front of the pagoda, there is an ancient Bot of which roof is covered by clay tiles and the wooden door of Bot is meticulously carved. Besides, there is Luang Pu Chin statue, which is highly revered by the local people, is enshrined inside.

How to get there : Take highway 311 Singburi-Chainat (the old route). The temple is on km.6, 7 kilometers far from Mueang District.
Contact : Tel. 0 3652 2798, 0 8177 8117
Wat Na Phrathat
Location : Mueang District
Wat Na Phrathat
Wat Na Phrathat
Wat Na Phrathat was originally called Wat Hua Muang is located about 1 kilometers west of Wat Phra Non Chaksi. The interesting thing is Phra Prang (corn-shaped pagoda) which is an ancient brick pagoda and was built during the ancient Khmers glory. The pagoda was later renovated during the early Ayutthaya period. This area is assumed to have been the ancient site of Sing Buri.
Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi Worawihan
Location : Mueang District
Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi Worawihan is believed that the temple predates the Ayutthaya Kingdom and it is a royal temple of the third class. Inside the Wihan (or image hall) is enshrined Sukhothai-styled Buddha image which almost 50 meters long and faces the north. The other two Buddha images are Phra Kan, a gilded stone image, and Phra Kaeo, a seated image in the diamond throne posture. The two sacred images have beautiful features. They were built during the reign of King Rama V to be used as the principal images at oath of allegiance ceremonies for civil servants. In front of the hall are cannonball trees, which holds special significance to Buddhists.

How to get there : Take the Highway 3032 (Sing Buri-Suphan Buri) for around 4 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Wat Sawang Arom
Location : Mueang District
Wat Sawang Arom
Wat Sawang Arom
Wat Sawang Arom is a centre of arts concerning education, construction of the Ubosot (ordination hall), Wihan (image hall), Sala (pavilion), and particularly the sculpture of Buddha images, which has been passed down from the Ban Chang Lo School in Thon Buri District. Within the temple compound, the Nang Yai Museum has collected more than 300 perfect and playable ‘Nang Yai’ great shadow puppets. Phrakhru Singhamuni, the past abbot, gathered some of the figures from the late Ayutthaya period. The others were given by Khru Pia, who leader of a shadow play troupe who is well-versed in supervising and voicing the great shadow puppet play and has continued to pass down such performing art. For a show, the Nang Yai puppets are divided into 4 sets: The Great Battle (a battle against the Demon King - Ravana), The Mongkut - But Lop Battle, The Naga Noose, and The Wirun Chambang Battle. Here, there is a demonstration of a Nang Yai play.

How to get there : Wat Sawang Arom is located in Ban Bang Mon, Ton Pho Sub District, in the Municipality of Mueang Sing Buri and approximately 2 kilometers from the old City Hall toward the Chao Phraya River. To get there, take Highway 308 (Sing Buri-Ang Thong, the old route) to Km 94, about 3 kilometers from the town of Sing Buri.
Opening Hours : Monday - Friday from 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
  Saturday - Sunday from 08.30 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 08 1851 6205, 08 1802 6085
Wat Phra Prang (Channasut)
Location : Bang Rachan District
Wat Phra Prang (Channasut)
Wat Phra Prang (Channasut)
Wat Phra Prang is ancient temple with an interesting old pagoda assumed to have been constructed during the reign of King Narai the Great in the style of the early Ayutthaya era. The 15-meter high pagoda has a low base and a hollow chamber. The interior was once covered in murals, though they have faded and are no longer visible. At the back, there is an ancient Wihan (or image hall) in the Ayutthaya style, with a lion-figured wood-carved gable and eaves brackets. At the top of a nearby mountain, there is a replica of the Lord Buddha’s footprint.

Also within the temple grounds and not far from the pagoda, three or four ancient kilns, known as Mae Nam Noi Kiln Site, have been discovered. They were used for firing earthenware during the Ayutthaya period, which ended nearly three centuries ago. The kilns were relatively large and once produced ceramic products such as jars, bowls, mortars, pots, gable tops, and floor tiles. The Fine Arts Department registered the temple grounds as an ancient monument on 8 March 1935.

How to get there : Take the Sing Buri-Bang Rachan-Sankhaburi route or Highway 3251 for around 16 kilometers. The temple is located around 1 kilometer from the Channasut Market.
Wat Amphawan
Location : Phrom Buri District
Wat Amphawan is famous for insight meditation and the abbot of this temple is Phra Ratchasuthi Yan Mongkhon (Luang Pho Charan Thitathammo). Most people hardly know the name of the temple but mentioning about Luang Pho Charan sounds familiar. Currently, people who are interested in Dharma, always worship Luang Pho and practice Dharma vigorously. The temple has a large almshouse, where new and fresh food is served daily to folks. Its surrounding is clean and well-taken care. Wat Amphawan was constructed in Ayudhaya period.

How to get there : Take Asia Road at km 78. Turn left to the temple and reach the checkpoint in the middle of the road on the right hand (Sing Buri Highway Maintenance District Office) or taking a bus from Bangkok to Sing Buri or from Bangkok to Wat Sing District, getting off at the entrance to the temple and taking a motorcycle taxi to the temple or taking a pickup truck of Sing Buri-Wat Trachu if you come from Mueang Sing Buri District.
Wat Pho Kao Ton
Wat Pho Kao Ton
Wat Pho Kao Ton
Location : Khai Bang Rachan District
Wat Pho Kao Ton or Wat Mai Daeng is located opposite Monument of Bang Rachan Heroes. The name of Wat Mai Daeng is come from around the temple there are many redwoods which is a hard wood and believed to be sacred; as a result, redwood trees are never felled. Wat Pho Kao Ton 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 the statue of Phra Achan Thammachot, who was both a monk and a leader of the Bang Rachan's heroes.

How to get there : The temple is located at Moo 8, Bang Rachan Sub-District and around 15 kilometers from the Sing Buri City on Highway 3032.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Wat Bot
Location : In Buri District
Wat Bot is old temple was constructed in the Ayutthaya period and this temple only one which used train tracks as its core base. 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 piece of work.

How to get there : The temple is around 16 kilometers from the town of Sing Buri, on Highway 311 (Sing Buri-In Buri, the old route) between Km 14-15.
Wat Muang
Location : In Buri District
Wat Muang is ancient temple was constructed in the early Rattanakosin Period in 1822. It was called Wat Muang because around temple there are many mango trees or Ma Muang in Thai language. In the temple, there are ancient of Bot and pagoda so it should have been built as the first temple in In Buri District.

Inside the temple, there are pagoda, ordination hall, chapel and ancient assembly hall that is a rectangular cement building. The pediment is decorated with ceramics. The assembly hall houses the beautiful principle Buddha image in subduing Mara on a lion plaster base supported by a large lotus. The ceiling is decorated with star painted design. Powdered color mural paintings were made by a local painter and assumed that they were painted in the reign of King Rama IV. They depict the Buddha’s life and demonstrate livelihood and culture of ancient society at different levels.

A large pagoda is a large rectangular with reduced angles. It was mentioned that this pagoda contained a wide variety of objects, such as weapons, sacred and valuable objects, etc. It was told that it was built with the objective of expiation.

Wat Muang is famous for holy objects made by Luang Pho O, Phra Khru Inthawutthachan, former abbot, who is full of moral conduct and kindness as well as an expert on all fields of magic.

How to get there : Wat Muang is located at Mu 8, In Buri Sub-district, Sing Buri province near the east Chao Phraya River. From the Asia Road about 2.5 kilometers from In Buri Market to the south, turn left about 2.5 kilometers.
Wat Phikun Thong
Location : Tha Chang District
Wat Phikun Thong
Wat Phikun Thong
Wat Phikun Thong, also known as Wat Luang Pho Phae , visitors come here to pay homage to the statue of Luang Pho Phae, a famous former abbot of the temple. Within the temple compound is the Luang Pho Phae Museum, which exhibits the monk’s life and history, along with his eight requisites (living utensils that monks and nuns use) from the past to the present.

On the other side of the temple grounds is Thailand’s largest Buddha image in the posture of giving a blessing, named Phra Phutthasuwanmongkhon Mahamuni or Luangpho Yai. Stretching 42 meters high and 23 meters wide, the image is made of concrete and the reinforced interior is decorated with 24 carat gold designs.

How to get there : Wat Phikun Thong is located around 16 kilometers from the town of Sing Buri and around 9 kilometers from Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi Worawihan. To get there, take Highway 3032 and see the direction sign to Wat Phikun Thong between Km 7-8 and follow Highway 3008 for around 8 kilometers.
Monument
Heroes of Khai Bang Rachan Monument and Khai Bang Rachan Park
Location : Khai Bang Rachan District
Heroes of Khai Bang Rachan Monument and Khai Bang Rachan Park
Heroes of Khai Bang Rachan Monument
and Khai Bang Rachan Park
The Heroes of Khai Bang Rachan Monument was constructed to honor Bang Rachan villagers, 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 had to make eight attacks before the villagers were defeated due to their shortage of weapons. The present Bang Rachan Camp or Khai Bang Rachan is an imitation of the ancient camp. Within the Khai Bang Rachan Park, lies the Heroes of Khai Bang Rachan Historical Centre which has three exhibition rooms. Room displays the stories of Khai Bang Rachan, ancient utensils, the Maenam Noi kiln site, and the great shadow play. Room II exhibits the heritage of Sing Buri. Room III presents the way of life of the people of Sing Buri and precious things of Sing Buri.

How to get there : The monument is located about 15 kilometers from the town of Sing Buri, on Highway 3032.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Museums
Mae Nam Noi Kiln Museum
Location : Bang Rachan District
Mae Nam Noi Kiln was the biggest earthenware production site in the region during the early Ayutthaya period because there are reports that earthenware believed to have come from Mae Nam Noi Kilns have been discovered in various archeological and ship wreckage sites around the world. The kilns were made from bricks with horizontal heat generation. The structure of the kilns is divided into three parts. The front part where fuel was put was 2.50 meters wide and a five-meter wide fire resistant wall. The next part was 5.60 meters wide, where the pottery was placed and heated, followed by a 2.15-meter-wide bottleneck chimney. The total length of each kiln was 16 meters. The products from the kilns were four-handle jars, pestles, jugs, trumpet-shaped bottles, lids, floor tiles, bras reliefs and cannonballs of different sizes, which were specifically produced for use in royal courts.

Nowadays, Department of Fine Arts has already built Mae Nam Noi Kiln Museum by comprises two connected buildings. The first building has an open vast space that covers 2 kilns, the ground around the kilns were lifted for visitors to walk. Along the pathway, there is an exhibition for giving brief information (both in Thai & English) regarding Maenam Noi kilns. The second building displays replicas of Maenam Noi kilns and some examples of earthenware found in this area. If interested in viewing additional earthenware, visitors can ask for seeing a collection which is kept in the dwelling of the chief abbot of Wat Pra Prang.

How to get there : Go along the route Sing Buri-Bang Rachan-San Buri around 16 kilometers. The site is 1 kilometer away from Channasut Market.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3652 1512
In Buri National Museum
In Buri National Museum
In Buri National Museum
Location : In Buri District
In Buri National Museum is located within the grounds of Wat Bot near the Chao Phraya River. Inside the museum have exhibitions of excavated artifacts from the province’s ancient sites, including Ban Khu Mueang and Maenam Noi kiln site both are an important part of the area’s historic and cultural identity. Moreover, exhibit of insignia of the Kingdom’s ecclesiastical titles, Buddhist insignia fans and Buddha images give the museum religious significance as well. Otherwise there are beautiful Thai and Chinese ceramics, traditional Thai music instruments, folk theater exhibit, looms and traditional fishing nets give interesting peeks into the lives of locals.

How to get there : Take Highway 311 (Sing Buri–In Buri, the old route). The museum is located between Km 14-15. Alternatively, there are two bus routes. Take the Sing Buri–Chai Nat bus (the old route) from the provincial bus terminal. Or take the Bangkok–Wat Sing District (Po 1 and Po 2) bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal or Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal on Kam Phaeng Phet Road.
Opening Hours : Wed - Sun from 08.30 am. - 04.00 pm.
Admission : 50 Baht for Foreigner, 10 Baht for Thai (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3658 1986
Market
Pak Bang Market
Location : Phrom Buri District
Pak Bang Market
Pak Bang Market
Pak Bang Market is the traditional market over 150 years old reflects a way of life in the communities where people live along the river from the old. Pak Bang Market is located in Ban Pak Bang, Phrom Buri Sub-District, Phrom Buri District and at the Chao Phraya riverside. The visitor will be enjoying with many Thai food and Thai dessert.

How to get there : Take highway Number 32 and turn left at 81 kilometers maker. You will see the guide post to Pak Bang Market and then turn left to no. 3033 Road, go straight about 200 meters and cross the bridge to the market.
Opening Hours : Daily from 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Natural Attraction
Mae La Maharacha Nusorn Park
Location : In Buri District
Mae La Maharacha Nusorn Park is located in Tab Ya Sub-district, cover an area In Buri District and Bang Rachan District. This place is for relaxing with nature, beautiful of Mae La River and learning lifestyle of local fishermen. Mae La Maharacha Nusorn Park is a fish conservation and breeding project in Mae La, a major river of Sing Buri with abundant food resources for fish. Fish caught here are therefore bigger and fresh, especially “Pla Chon” which is the province's recommended dish and souvenir. But with the fish numbers dwindling, this project was initiated to preserve the breed as well as to commemorate His Majesty the King's 60 the anniversary.

How to get there: The Park is located 9 kilometers away from Muang District on Highway no.309 and left turn to Ban Chueang Klad. Keep driving around 12 kilometers you will reach Mae La Maharacha Nusorn Park.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.30 am. - 05.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3650 1416
Other Attraction
Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center
Location : Mueang District
Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center
Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center
Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center is located near Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi, was built in 2000 created project by Meti Pariyatiyodom who the abbot of Wat Phranon Chaksi Worawihan which has the aim to conserve Thai buffaloes. Nowadays, in agriculture, machines are generally used instead of the buffaloes. The Thai buffaloes are therefore forsaken, and do not have close relationship with farmers like before. Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center nurtures the buffaloes and agriculturalists breed them so that the younger generations will get to know the Thai buffaloes that the people use for ploughing, threshing, and fight against the enemy. Charitable people can bring the buffaloes which are saved from being killed in a slaughterhouse to the Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center in order to have them bred.

How to get there : Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center is not far from the downtown and Wat Phranon Chaksi Worawihan. Begin from Sing Buri Square, go straight to cross the bridge above Chao Phraya River, go straight to Sing Buri Shrine Intersection, and Sing Buri Technical College Intersection, then, turn right, and go straight to Wat Phranon Chaksi Worawihan. Kwai Thai Khao Ngam Conservation Center is located nearby.