Located at a distance of 142
kilometers north of Bangkok, Sing Buri is a very old and historical province.
This province is on the western bank of Chao Phraya River and has a significant
place in early Thai history. Buri National Museum is the most prominent tourist
destination. This museum is located inside the Wat Bot temple and houses
several ancient artifacts and remnants that illustrate the early Thai history.
There are several Buddhist
temples and shrines built during the Ayutthaya Period. Inside Wat Phikun Thong
resides Thailand’s biggest Buddha image in a sitting posture. Wat Na Phrathat,
Wat Phra Non Chaksi and Wat Sawang Arom are the other popular ones. The images
of Lord Buddha in these temples are highly respected and worshipped by local
people. Another important destination in Sing Buri is the monument of Bang
Rachan Heroes. Sing Buri Fish Eating and Red Cross Fair, and Traditional Boat
Racing contests on Chao Phraya River are some of the entertaining festivals of
Popular local products of Sing
Buri province include Khanom Pia or Chinese cake and tasty Mae Sai Chais
Salapao. Pla Chon Mae La or snakehead millet available in Sing Buri is the most
famous fish delicacy in local restaurants. Apart from these, Sing Buri is also
known for its bamboo wickerwork, products made from palm leaves and pork
products such as Kuchiang and Mu Yong.
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned bus services are
available for the tourists from Bangkok’s Mochit 2 Bus Terminal. Alternatively,
visitors can hire a car from Bangkok and travel on Phahonyothin road to reach