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Sing Buri is 142 kms. north of Bangkok on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It was established in the year 1895 during the reign of King Rama V through a consolidation of three small riverside towns including Sing Buri, In Buri, and Phrom Buri. The province currently occupies an area of 822 square kilometres and is divided into six districts (Amphoes): Muang Sing Buri, In Buri, Bang Rachan, Khai Bang Rachan, Phrom Buri and Tha Chang.

Singburi Attractions

List of all types of Attractions in Singburi

Art, Culture & Heritage

Monument of Bang Rachan HeroesThis is situated in Amphoe Khai Bang Rachan, 13 kms. southwest of the town on Route No. 3032. The statues refer to the villagers of Bang Rachan who bravely fought against the Burmese army in 1765 during the reign of King Ekkathat of Ayutthaya. In spite of many more troops than the villagers, the Burmese had to make eight attacks before the villagers were defeated due to their shortage of weapons.

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In Buri National MuseumThis museum is situated inside a temple called Wat Bot. It exhibits several old objects such as King Rama Vs palanquin, large shadow play figures, various styles of Phat Yot (monk ranking ecclesiastical fans), a Green Stone Buddha Image, and an ancient sugar cane crushing machine.Admission fee is 50 baht.

How to get there

By OTHER

Take Highway 311 (Sing Buri  In Buri, the old route). The museum is located between Km 14-15. By bus: There are two routes. Route I, take the Sing Buri  Chai Nat bus (the old route) from the provincial bus terminal. Route II, take the Bangkok  Amphoe Wat Sing (Po 1 and Po 2) bus from the Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal or Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet Road.

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

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Singburi Places of Worship

Wat Sawang AromWat Sawang Arom is located in Ban Bang Mon, Tambon Ton Pho, in the Municipality of Mueang Sing Buri, about 2 km from the old City Hall toward the Chao Phraya River. The temple 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, 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. The museum is open on Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m.  4.00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 a.m. 5.00 p.m. For those interested in the show, contact in advance at Tel. 0 3654 3212, 0 3654 3237, 08 1851 6205, 08 1802 6085.To get there: Take Highway 308 (Sing Buri Ang Thong, the old route) to Km 94, about 3 km from the town of Sing Buri.

How to get there

By OTHER

Take Highway 308 (Sing Buri  Ang Thong, the old route) to Km 94, about 3 km from the town of Sing Buri.

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

By OTHER

From Amphoe Mueang, follow Highway 3032 (Sing Buri  Suphan Buri) for around 4 km. By bus: Take the Sing Buri Ban Don Pru bus No. 648, the Suphan Buri Khok Samrong bus No. 462, or the mini-bus from the bus terminal in Amphoe Mueang Sing Buri and get off in front of the temple.

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Wat Na PhrathatThis temple, first called Wat Hua Muang by the villagers, is located 1 km. west of Wat Phra Non Chaksi. It houses an ancient brick pagoda which was 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.How to get there

By Bus

Take a bus on the same route to Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi.

By OTHER

Take Highway 3032 (Sing Buri Suphan Buri). At Km 4, take a turn into the lane of the Provincial Prison of Sing Buri for around 1 km.

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Wat Pho Kao Ton or Wat Mai DaengThis temple is near the Monument of Bang Rachan Heroes. It was the base where the Bang Rachan villagers resisted the Burmese attacks. A replica of the ancient fortress, identical to the original, was constructed. In a chapel, there is the statue of Phra Achan Thammachot, who was both a monk and a leader of the Bang Rachan’s heroes.How to go there

By OTHER

located at Mu 8, Tambon Bang Rachan, opposite the Heroes of Khai Bang Rachan Monument, around 15 km from the town of Sing Buri on Highway 3032.

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

By OTHER

The temple is around 16 km from the town of Sing Buri, on Highway 311 (Sing Buri In Buri, the old route) between Km 14-15.

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Wat Phra Prang and Ancient Kilns This ancient site is located in Tambon Choeng Klat, Amphoe Bang Rachan, 17 km. west of the the town. The temple contains an old pagoda of the Lop Buri style assumed to have been constructed during the reign of King Narai the Great. The pagoda measures 15 metres high and has some Buddha images at its base. Not far from the pagoda, 3-4 ruined ancient kilns have been discovered. They were used for firing earthenware during the Ayutthaya period. The kilns were relatively large and once produced jars, bowls, mortars, pots, gable tops, and floor tiles.

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Wat Phikun ThongThis temple in Tambon Wihan Khao, Amphoe Tha Chang, is 9 kms. from Wat Phra Non Chaksi. Visitors come here to pay homage to the statue of Luang Pho Phae, a famous former abbot of the temple. The temple also houses Thailands largest sitting Buddha image, 23 metres wide and 42 metres high, made of concrete and decorated with golden mosaic.

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