Prachin Buri Province, Chakkraphong Dam, Bamboo Garden and other places to see.
Chaophya Abhaibhube Jhr Building It was constructed by the personal budget of Chaophya
Abhaibhubejhr in 1909 as a residence for King Rama V on his next royal visit to Prachin
Buri. He died in 1910. King Rama VI and his family stayed here instead during his
royal visit in 1912. It can be seen that the owner never did stay in this building
at all. The building used to serve as the administrative office of the hospital.
Chaophya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, a pilot hospital on Thai medicine, won the 4th Thailand
Tourism Award (2003) in the category of tourism promotion and development project.
Wat Sa-nga Ngam Wat Sa-nga Ngam was granted consecrated boundaries on 10 April,
1917, and the Ubosot, where devoted Buddhists duck under and pass through it for
good luck and pray to recover from their illnesses, was officially constructed on
12 March, 1971.The whole Ubosot was lifted and underwent major renovation on 15 February,
2002. This was when the ducking ritual and gilding the statue of Luangpu Phio, a
former abbot (Phrakhru Silawisutthachan), began.
Wat Bot Located in Tambon Wat Bot, the temple is on the west of town. It was built
in 1278 on the bank of the Prachin Buri or Bang Pakong River and covers an area of
45 rai. There are 3 Buddha images along the bank; namely, Phra Siri Mongkhon Nimit
(the walking Buddha), Phra Sapphasitthi Nawa (the Buddha sitting in the European
style), and Phra Maha Chinasaiyat (the reclining Buddha). The temple is peaceful
Bamboo Garden Supervised by the Department of Corrections, the garden is located
in Tambon Noen Hom with an area of about 300 rai. It has a wide collection of bamboo
species for research and breeding. One area is allocated as a training centre – cut
bamboo, growing vegetables, building furniture - for good behaviour inmates.
Namtok Heo Narok Located on the Prachin Buri - Khao Yai route, Namtok Heo Narok
is part of Khao Yai National Park, which covers the area of Prachin Buri, Nakhon
Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Saraburi provinces. It is a gigantic and beautiful
waterfall 60 metres in height and a steep cliff. The water, running to the valley
down below, is very vigorous during the rainy months.
Chakkraphong Dam The reservoir is an earth dam of 16.50 metres high and 740 metres
long. From the entrance to the dam on the left, there is an 11-kilometre road up
to the top of the mountain for viewing the scenic atmosphere. At km. 7-8, there is
a 150-metre long wonder hill. It is believed that if you stop your car and leave
it in neutral gear, the car seems to run up hill because of illusions affected by