Suphan Buri Province, places of Interest around the Province
Bueng Nong Sarai Histrorical Site The huge lake was involved in the war when King
Naresuan defeated the Burmese troops. It is pitiful that the lake, at present covering
an area of only 29 rai (11.6 acres), is in poor condition.
Wat Pa Phruek’s Fish Sanctuary Around the temple’s waterside is a big school of
various fishes such as Nile tilapia, iridescent shark-catfish, and black-eared catfish.
Buffalo Villages The theme village is located at kilometre 115-116 of Highway 340.
Occupying over a
100-rai (40-acre) plot of land, the Buffalo Villages feature the rural lifestyle
in the central region such as
Thai farmer villages, rice - threshing ground water, buffalo ranch, traditional
Thai houses on stilts.
Visitors can enjoy exploring various corners, which feature different local wisdom
such as Thai
medical knowledge, traditional Thai massage, local herbs, and Thai astrology.
Visitors can enjoy
30- minute buffalo shows at 11.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.The Buffalo Villages open from
9.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.
on weekday and 9.30 a.m.-6.30 p.m. on weekends. Admission is 300 baht each. For
contact Bangkok office at Tel. 0 2619 6326 0 2619 6326to 9 or Suphan Buri office
at Tel. 0 3558 1668
0 3558 1668 or visit the web site www.buffalovillages.com See Video on page 11
Bueng Rahan The large lake is 38 kilometres from Amphoe Mueang. Restaurants and
the rest area around the lake make it a nice place for relaxing
Bueng Chawak This natural freshwater lake covers a huge area of over 2,700 rai
(1,080 acres). The lake was declared a wildlife sanctuary area in 1983 and by its
great variety of flora and fauna, the government registered Bueng Chawak as an important
wetland under the Ramsar Convention. As a new destination of Suphan Buri, Bueng Chawak
houses many interesting attractions as follows:
Bueng Chawak Aquarium exhibits various species of fresh-water fish. Its first building
exhibits fresh-water fishes such as Mekong giant catfish, clown feather back, bony
tongue, tiger perch, etc.
Old Sam Chuk Market along Tha-Chin River The market is located on Highway 340,
by Tha Chin River
next to Amphoe Sam Chuk District Office. This Chinese community and old-fashioned
market with wooden
shop houses remain in Thai original style a century ago. Visitors may be surprised
to see a photograph
shop, which remains taking pictures by a century-old camera, herbal drugstore, or
enjoy tasting local
sweets, sipping old-fashioned local-style coffee by the river. The three-storey building
dedicated to be
a museum can draw visitors back to the yesteryears by different photographs featuring
the way of life in the last era.