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Chainat - ชัยนาท
Chainat is 606km from Amnat Charoen, 92km from Ang Thong, 194km from Bangkok, 121km from Ayutthaya, 431km from Buriram, 298km from Chaiyaphum, 515km from Chiang Mai, 606km from Chiang Rai, 540km from Kalasin, 181km from Kamphaeng Phet, 448km from Khon Kaen, 280km from Korat, 423km from Lampang, 494km from Lamphun, 462km from Loei, 85km from Lopburi, 748km from Mae Hong Son, 496km from Maha Sarakham, 663km from Mukdahan, 761km from Nakhon Phanom, 64km from Nakhon Sawan, 489km from Nan, 448km from Nong Bua Lampu, 636km from Nong Khai, 516km from Phayao, 217km from Phetchabun, 371km from Phrae, 177km from Phichit, 193km from Phitsanulok, 515km from Roi Et, 668km from Sakon Nakhon, 128km from Saraburi, 53km from Singburi, 592km from Sisaket, 250km from Sukhothai, 478km from Surin, 249km from Tak, 650km from Ubon Ratchathani, 585km from Udon Thani, 42km from Uthai Thani, 311km from Uttaradit and 552km from Yasothon.
Chainat Province shares borders with Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri, Suphan Buri and Uthai Thani.
Chainats main local festival is the Chainat Straw Bird Festival, this includes contests of straw birds of various categories, straw bird procession, Miss Bird Park Contest, and sales of OTOP products.
If you have any questions on Chainat or the surrounding area why not post them on our Central Thailand & Chainat Forum.
Chainat Tourist Attractions
Chainat Bird Park
Chainat Bird Park is located 4 km before arriving in Chainat itself. Birds of more than 100 species live in a huge aviary which maintains a natural environment. The park also has an aquarium which has a collection of various kinds of freshwater fish found in the Chao Phraya River. Local products such as bird models, wickerwork, and pomelo is available at the shops in the park.
Monkeys at Wat Thammikawat
Located in Tambon Pho Ngam, Amphoe Sankhaburi, this temple is 38 km south of Chainat along Route No. 311 (Chainat-Sing Buri route). Its pleasant area next to the Noi River is home to a number of monkeys.
Wasan Crocodile Farm
Wasan Crocodile Farm is located at No. 121, Mu 3, Tambon Makham Thao. From Amphoe Mueang Chai Nat, proceed along the Chai Nat - Wat Sing route (Highway No. 3183) at Km. 24 and the crocodile farm is on the right hand side. There are many different kinds of animals such as crocodiles, tigers, rays, and various bird species. Entry is free of charge. For more details call Tel. 0 5646 1104.
Chai Nat Muni National Museum
Located within the temple grounds of Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan, (which had been originally constructed with laterite in the Khmer period and was renovated in the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods.) this archaeological museum is a 2-storey adapted Thai-style building. Downstairs displays celadon Buddha images, tools, and ornaments from the Dvaravati to Rattanakosin period. While upstairs displays various Buddhist votive tablets from the Dvaravati to Rattanakosin period.
The museum is open from Wednesday – Sunday from
9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Closed on Monday, Tuesday, and national holidays. The admission fee is 10 Baht. More details are available at Tel. 0 5641 1467.
To get there: Proceed along the same route as Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan.
Chainat has quite a few old and ancient temples in its province, such as Wat Pak Khlong Makham Thao, Wat Phichaiyanawat (Wat Ban Chian) around 300 years old, Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Intharam, Wat Mahathat, Wat Klai Kangwon or Khao Saraphat Si Charoen Tham dated back to the Lop Buri period, Wat Song Phi Nong which is around 600 years old and Wat Thammamun.
You can read more about Temples in Chainat on our Chainat Temples & Wats thread.
Chainat Guest Houses & Hotels
Ban Suwanna Garden
Telephone +66 5647 7789
Baan Phai Nok Yung Resort
Telephone 0 5640 1330
Chainat Thanee Hotel
345 Phahonyothin Road, Muang, Chainat 17000
Manorom Resort and Spa
Telephone 0 5642 3109, 0 5642 3648
Telephone 0 5641 1523-4
Telephone 0 5641 1725
Nat Chaiyong Resort
Telephone 0 5646 1009, 0 5643 0230
Telephone 0 5641 1009, 0 5641 1080, 0 5642 1570
Telephone 0 5643 0309
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