Suphan Buri Province, places of Interest around the Province
Ban Yamaratcho This group of traditional Thai houses on stilts was honoured and
awarded for good urban architecture conservation. The house once belonged to Chaophraya
Yommarat (Pan Sukhum), the regent of King Rama VIII.
Ancient Town Walls and Gate An earth wall and moat remain between Wat Pa Lelai and
the City Pillar Shrine. The wall on the eastern side has all disappeared as it was
dismantled during the reign of King Maha Chakkraphat. The Fine Arts Department rebuilt
the town gate, on Malai Maen Road, on the location believed to have been the site
of an old gate.
Khum Khun Chang traditional Thai house
Wat Pa Lelai Worawihan It is a royal temple as evident from the royal emblem of
King Rama IV on the gable of the wihan. A huge Buddha image known as ‘Luangpho To’
in the elegant image hall or Wihan is the centre of faith for Buddhist people. In
the backyard of the temple is a showcase of a traditional Thai house known as ‘Khum
Industrial Promotion Centre Region 8 Only a kilometre away from Wat Pa Lelai, on
Malai Maen Road
opposite Suphan Buri Water park, tourists can enjoy selecting nice home-made handicrafts
souvenir items at reasonable prices such as leather products, costumes and rattan
works. The centre
opens on weekdays from 10.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m. Contact Tel. 0 3554 5518 0 3554 5518
- 9 for
more information. Only a kilometre away from Wat Pa Lelai, on Malai Maen Road opposite
Buri Water park.
Tha Sadet Bird Park (Tha Sadet Bird Sanctuary) The sanctuary is located in private
fruit orchards whose owners are kind enough to let the birds live undisturbed. Presently,
the area has been developed as an attraction of the province under the management
of the Royal Forestry Department.
Sa Saksit (Sacred Pond) The six ponds here are considered as sacred ponds whose
water has been used for royal ceremonies. The Fine Arts Department has registered
them all as historical sites, but none has been renovated.
The Western National Theatre of Suphan Buri The regional theatre is established
for promoting and supplying knowledge about local cultural performances, music and
classical dances of western provinces.