Just east of Bangkok is Chachoengsao province which occupies an area of 5,351 square kilometers. Chachoengsao is approximately 100 kilometers away from Bangkok and it is administratively divided into 9 Amphoes and 2 King Amphoes.
Chachoengsao province is rarely visited by foreign tourists because it is not on the major rail and rail networks from Bangkok. And that is why hardly any foreign tourists know that Chachoengsao province is home to one of the most sacred Buddha images in Thailand.
The Phra Phuttha Sothon Buddha image is housed in Wat Sothon Wararam Warawihaan and it just 198 cm (77 inches) tall. This sacred image of Buddha is associated with a famous Buddhist monk who had holy powers and actually predicted the exact moment of his death. The temple is located on the edge of Bangpakong River and was built during the Ayutthaya period. More...
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Chachoengsao Tourist Attractions:
- Chachoengsao City Fortress
- Sothonwararam Worawihan Temple
- Phraya Sisunthonwohan Monument
- City Pillar Shrine of ChaChoengsao
- Temple of Pitulathirat
- Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra of Chachoengsao
- Temple of Uphai Phatikaram
- Ban Mai Market
- Bang Pakong Dam
- Temple of Sampathuan Nok
- Temple of Pho Bang
- Chaeng Temple
- King Taksin The Great Stupa Memorial
- Namtan Sot Village