Suphan Buri Province is one of the most
ancient regions of Thailand with abundant natural and historical significance.
This province used to be a prime border city during Ayutthaya Period and has
witnessed several battles with the Burmese. There are numerous remnant sites
excavated all around the province that aptly describe the history of Suphan
Buri. Geographically, this province has low river plains and small mountain
The most significant tourist
destination in Suphan Buri is the beautiful Beung Chawak Lake. It is the
biggest fresh water lake in this province. The lush surroundings around this
lake have been developed into various tourism devoted projects. The Wild life
extension center present around this lake aims at breeding several kinds of
animals and birds. The aviary houses around 45 species of birds. There are several rare and endangered
animals that are bred in captivity such as Tiger, Lion, Panther and clouded
leopards. Apart from this, the region around this lake is a garden for
indigenous vegetables and an exhibition center for aquatic animals.
Bird lovers can have a fantastic
time at The Sadet Bird Sanctuary. It houses several rare species of birds
including open-billed stork, heron,
cormorants, painted storks, night heron, and white ibis. Historians can satiate
their quest at the ancient Don Chedi Monument, City Pillar and the U Thong
National Museum. There are several ancient Buddhist temples and shrines in this
region known for their highly revered images of Lord Buddha, highly decorated
murals, exquisite woodcarvings and beautiful stuccos.
The most cherished local product
of Suphan Buri is the Khanom Sali. These are sweet and soft cakes made from egg
and flour. Apart from this, hand-woven rattan, bamboo products and wickerwork
from water hyacinths that are made into baskets, purses, hats and cages are
other decorative items native to this land. Noppharat is one of the famous
dining places in this area that serves delicious Chinese and Thai cuisines.