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Just a hundred kilometres away from Bangkok, Suphan Buri is an ancient town rich in natural and historical heritage. The province was once an important border town involving battles and important wars during the period of the Ayutthaya kingdom. So, today, travelling around the province is like drifting through historical novels.Historical evidence leads you to travel to the past such as Don Chedi Monument, Wat Khao Khuen whose abbot played a significant role in Thai history, U Thong National Museum, etc. Furthermore, various natural wonders such as Phu Toei National Park, Bueng Chawak Aquarium, as well as the famous local-style cake Sali Suphan always impress visitors.

Suphan Buri occupies a total area of 5,358 square kilometres and is administratively divided into 10 districts (Amphoes); Muang Suphan Buri, Doem Bang Nang Buat, Bang Pla Ma, Si Prachan, Song Phi Nong, Sam Chuk, U Thong, Don Chedi, Dan Chang and Nong Ya Sai.

Suphanburi Attractions

Suphanburi Art, Culture & Heritage

Banharn-Jamsai TowerLocated in the downtown area on Nang Phim Road, this country’s first and highest view point tower overlooking Chaloem Phatthara Rachini Park allows tourists to enjoy a bird’s eye view over the province at a height of 123.25 metres.

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Soilless Culture CenterLocated at Mu 6, Tambon Wang Nam Sap on Highway 340, the countrylargest soiless plantation acquires an area of 200 rai. Visitors can enjoy exploring modern culturing technology applied for local vegetables and temperate vegetables on soiless plantation. The vegetables are grown on sponge, sand, pebbles sawdust, or on a hydroponics system. As the vegetables are grown without pesticide, and chemicals, the consumer can enjoy it safely. The centre also feeds different kinds of freshwater fishes. Visitors can enjoy selecting fresh chemical-free vegetables and One Tambon One Product items. The centre opens daily from 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. A guide service is available. For more information, call Bangkok office at Tel. 0 2435 0400, Suphan Buri office at Tel. 0 3556 2200 to 1, 0 1930 0000.

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Wat Ban KrangLocated on the bank of Tha Chin River, on kilometre 14-15 of Highway 3038, this temple is famed for sacred votire tablets know as Khun Paen. It is presumed that, this temple was built after the war between King Naresuan and the Burmese troops.The fish sanctuary in the river in front of the temple is a nice place for local people to relax. At the temple entrance, old-fashioned wooden shophouses reflect the easy lifestyle of the people.

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Don Chedi Monument The monument is located in Tambon Don Chedi, on Highway 322, 31 kilometres from downtown. The royal monument of King Naresuan the Great and the pagoda were built to commemorate the victory over the Burmese troops. In January 1592, he defeated Phra Maha Upparacha, the Burmese Crown Prince in a royal duel on elephant back; as a result, the Siamese kingdom regained its sovereignty from the occupation of Burma.The Royal Thai Army renovated the pagoda in 1952, and built a new pagoda over the ancient one. The new pagoda is 66 metres high and 36 metres wide. His Majesty the King presided over the worshipping and opening ceremony on 25 January 1959. Thus, it has become the Royal Thai Army Day since then. A large celebration is held annually around the monument.

About 100 metres from the monument, people also flock to worship the statues of King Naresuan the Great and his elder sister Phra Suphankanlaya in a shrine in the compound.

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Wat Lat Singthe temple was formerly called Wat Ratchasing. After Phra Maha Upparacha of Burma was killed by King Naresuan on the elephant back duel, the Burmese kingdom executed King Naresuansister, Phra Suphan kanlaya, who had been held hostage in Burma, in revenge. So, a legend says that King Naresuan the Great founded the temple to honour his sister. The temple houses a 500-year-old Buddha image and three pagodas standing for King Naresuan, King Eka Tossarod, and Phra Suphan kanlaya.

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Thai Rice Farmers National MuseumLocated on Phra Phanwasa Rd, in the compound of Mueang Suphan Buri District Office, the museum building is a blend of a traditional Thai house and farmergranary. The museum interests visitors through its rice farming exhibition. The ground floor exhibition features the history of rice farming, equipment, farmerlife, and rice-related topics from the past. Interesting evidence include potsherds found at Ban Bang Pun, Tambon Phihan Daeng, Amphoe Mueang , Suphan Buri, which may prove the existence of the Royal Ploughing Ceremony during the Ayutthaya Period. A library for researching about the exhibits is available. The first floor is an exhibition of the role of Thai kings and their royal patronage from the past till the present in supporting and developing rice farming. A photo gallery features significant events in Suphan Buri when the Crown Prince visited demonstration of padding fields at Bueng Phai Khaek, Tambon Don Pho Thong in Amphoe Mueang in 1986. The Crown Prince made compost, sowed grain, and harvested the produce by himself. The equipment used during the events is displayed. The museum opens from Wednesday to Sunday (It is closed on Monday, Tuesday and public holidays), from 9.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. Call Tel. 0 3552 2191 for more information.

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The Western National Theatre of Suphan BuriLocated on Highway 340 in the compound of the Western Art and Cultural Centre, Suphan Buri, the regional theatre is established for promoting and supplying knowledge about local cultural performances, music and classical dances of western provinces. It also serves as a venue for cultural exchanges at an international level. The public can enjoy regular performances by the College of Dramatic Arts in this 850 seated theatre on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday of each month. Admission fees are 40, 60, and 80 baht. For reservations and more information call Tel. 0 3553 5112, 0 3553 5118.

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U Thong National MuseumThe museum is located on Malai Maen Road, next to U Thong District Office and U Thong Sueksalai School. It exhibits archaeological evidence and art objects from different periods found in Suphan Buri. The first building exhibits the finding of U Thong City in both pre-historical and Dvaravati periods as well as Buddha statues of the Dvaravati style. An exhibition in the second building features ethnic groups and beads found from such periods. Outside is a mock-up house in the style of the Lao Song ethnic group featuring traditions, clothing, and tools.The museum opens on Wednesday to Sunday, from 8.30 a.m.-4.00 p.m.

Admission is 150 baht.

call Tel. 0 3555 1040 for more information.

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National Museum, Suphan Burithe museum features important historical evidence of Suphan Buri town since ancient times. Exhibitions feature development of the town from the pre-historical, through Dvaravati, Lop Buri, Ayutthaya, and Rattanakosin periods.

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Old Market by Tha Chin RiverChinese community and old-fashioned market with wooden shophouses remain in Thai original style

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Handicraft Promotion CentreThis is located at Tambon Don Kamyan on Malaiman road about 8 kilometres from Amphoe U Thong. It has been established to promote the support of cottage and handicraft industries in Suphan Buri and other nearby provinces in the western region. Many fine handicrafts are on display and on sale.

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Old Market by Tha Chin RiverChinese community and old-fashioned market with wooden shophouses remain in Thai original style

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