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Chachoengsao's most famous Temple set on the banks of the river Bang Pakong, you can also take river cruises from here arranged by or in conjunction with the Temple.
Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Park
Khao Ang Rue Nai is a 643,750 rai sanctuary which spills over into five provinces _ Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Chanthaburi, Sa Kaew and Prachin Buri. It adjoins Khao Soi Dao national park in Chanthaburi, Khao Yai national park and Khao Chamao.
Irrawaddy dolphins in Bang Pakong
There are many tour companies who can arrange a boat tour for you to view the Irrawaddy dolphins, albeit there seems to be less and less dolphins each year.
Situated on the banks of Prawetburirom Canal, Khlong Suan Market lies in two provinces: Tambon Thepparat, Amphoe Ban Pho, Chacoengsao Province and Tambon Khlong Suan, Amphoe Bang Bo, Samut Prakan Province. This traditional market dates back to the reign of King Rama V.
Nakhon Nuang Khet Market
Located in Chachoengsao's Mueang district, the Nakhon Nuang Khet Market boasts nostalgic feel as old wooden structures here have remained very much the same as more than a century ago. This market is named after a manmade canal, which was dug at the order of King Rama V.
At the time Thais still relied on waterways more than roads, this market saw much thriving trade.
However, as the centre of trade shifted, the settlement along both sides of the canal had deteriorated over time. The Nakhon Nuang Khet Municipality then decided to breathe a new life into this community by conserving its old charming ways of life and their simple, old houses and shops. This settlement is then turned into an attraction drawing in tourists from far and wide.
Tourists can stroll around the community along their ample wooden alleyways, shop for souvenirs and a variety of fares. A great selection of food is also available, some of which are sold from boats that park right by the banks of the canal.
For more information, call the Nakhon Nuang Khet Municipality at 038 814-444.
This three-raft market is the one and only on Bang Pakong River and offers freshly cooked delicacies, sweets and souvenirs. Dishes recommended are “pla jolo”, or grilled large seabass served with a tasty dip, “kuaytiew klook” or noodles cooked with tofu and sweet pork, the special “kuaytiew pakmor” and grilled shrimp. For Bt300 (S$12), a boat can be chartered for 10 people for a two-hour long trip to the 2,700-rai Koh Lad. Alternatively, one can take a ferry to the island for Bt69 per adult and Bt30 per child. Also, the young guides will be very happy to inform you about the many interesting places there such as the city shrine, the four ancient houses and Wat Pho Bang Khla, which is known for its bats. The market is known for mangoes, palm sugar and sugarcane juice. Visitors should also stop off at the Tang Seng Chua Moon Cake Shop to admire its award-winning architecture or to take home moon cakes made using a 70-year-old recipe.
The market is open on weekends from 8am to 6pm. Call (081) 6324735.
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