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Saraburi is 108km from Bangkok, 478km from Amnat Charoen, 58km from Ang Thong, 65km from Ayutthaya, 303km from Buriram, 150km from Chachoengsao, 235km from Chaiyaphum, 313km from Chanthaburi, 625km from Chiang Mai, 718km from Chiang Rai, 201km from Chonburi, 412km from Kalasin, 293km from Kamphaeng Phet, 342km from Khon Kaen, 152km from Korat, 535km from Lampang, 604km from Lamphun, 413km from Loei, 46km from Lopburi, 860km from Mae Hong Son, 368km from Maha Sarakham, 535km from Mukdahan, 58km from Nakhon Nayok, 633km from Nakhon Phanom, 175km from Nakhon Sawan, 600km from Nan, 409km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 508km from Nong Khai, 101km from Nonthaburi, 101km from Pathum Thani, 624km from Phayao, 239km from Phetchabun, 289km from Phichit, 305km from Phitsanulok, 483km from Phrae, 86km from Prachinburi, 272km from Rayong, 387km from Roi Et, 184km from Sa Kaeo, 540km from Sakon Nakhon, 137km from Samut Prakan, 79km from Singburi, 464km from Sisaket, 352km from Sukhothai, 102km from Suphan Buri, 350km from Surin, 361km from Tak, 380km from Trat, 522km from Ubon Ratchathani, 457km from Udon Thani, 157km from Uthai Thani, 423km from Uttaradit and 424km from Yasothon, it can be got to by coach or train.

If your Building a House in Thailand then Saraburi is a good place to pick up marble, granite and other natural stone, other than that there really isn't any reason to visit it unless you have never seen fields of sunflowers before.

Saraburi Province is located on the east side of the Chao Phraya river valley. The east part of the province is covered by high plains and plateaus, while the western part is mostly low flat plains.

Two national parks are located in the province.
Namtok Chet Sao Noi protects 28 km² around a scenic waterfall. Phra Phutthachai protects the Khao Sam Lan Forest, which consists of hilly landscape and is the source to several rivers and waterfalls.
The highest elevation is the Khao Khrok, 329 m above sea level. The 44.57 km² was declared a national park in 1981.

The town, as a gateway to the northeastern region, is only 108 km from Bangkok. It occupies an area of 3,576.5 square kilometres.

If it is Temples and Wats you want to visit then check out our Saraburi Temples and Wats thread.

If you have any questions on Saraburi why not post them on our Central Thailand & Saraburi Forum.

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Members Trips to Saraburi

Pak Chong to Saraburi

A motorbike trip to Saraburi passing Chok Chai Farm and then back to Pak Chong.

Lopburi to Saraburi

A bus journey to what was supposed to be Buriram that went wrong.

Wat Luang Phor Toh

A large Temple complex on the way to Korat.

Saraburi Tourist Attractions

Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
Namtok Samlan National Park
Saraburi & Khao Yai Dairy and Cowboy Festival
Saraburi Sunflower Festival

Crocodile Farm and Zoo

Apart from the crocodiles, there are many other kinds of animals such as deer, monkeys, and various species of birds.

Muak Lek Arboretum

This arboretum is 37 kilometres from Saraburi town along Mittraphap Road. The entrance is on the left side and opposite the store of the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand .It covers an area of 150 acres and is an intermediate forested area between Muak Lek district, Saraburi and Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima. The lively stream originates from the tributaries in Khao Yai National Park that flow into Pa Sak River that is the border between the two provinces. The stream has rock slopes and a small beautiful cascade. Along the stream are bridges and various kinds of plants and flowers.

World War II Memorial of the Japanese Army (Khao Daeng)

This is located in Khao Sam Lan National Park, next to the south of Wat Phra Phutthachai. There are bomb craters from made by Japanese forces in World War II.

Phu Khae Botanical Garden

This Botanical Garden is located in Phu Khae district, 17 kilometres from town along the Saraburi-Lop Buri route (Phahonyothin Road). It collects various kinds of plants for study and breeding. The vast expanse of garden and the flowing stream are suitable places for relaxation. The garden is open daily from 08.00-18.00.

Bencha Sutthi Khongkha

Bencha Sutthi Khongkha refers to the sacred water from 1 of the 5 important rivers that flows through Sao Hai District, which has been used in the Oath of Allegiance Ceremony from the reign of King Rama IV until the present time. When the king travelled by boat, he dropped by and took a bath at the Rat (Raja) Pier.

Ban Khao Kaeo

Ban Khao Kaeo is a traditional Thai wooden house of approximately 80-100 years old and is the property of Achan Songchai Wannakun.

Weaving Centre of Tambon Ban Ton Tan

There are various kinds of woven fabric on display such as loincloth, plain coloured cloth, Pha Si Khao, and fabric in the Dok Phikun – bullet wood flower – pattern, which is a traditional Thai Yuan style.

The vineyards in Muak Lek district

At the Muak Lek District, there are vineyards open all year for tourists. Visitors can either taste fresh grapes, processed grape products such as wine, seedless grapes, grape juice, grape candy, grape jam, raisins, preserved grape jam, etc. or join a grape picking activity.

Thanon Phrachao Songtham or Thanon Farang Song Klong

Thanon Phrachao Songtham or Thanon Farang Song Klong is a road constructed during the reign of King Songtham when he came to examine the Buddha’s footprint by his royal barge travelling along the Pa Sak River.

Cruising Along the Pa Sak River, The Pa Sak River

The Pa Sak River, which runs through the area of Kaeng Khoi district, offers beautiful scenery of forests and mountains along the river, hills and high cliffs, which have animal shapes. Boat trips are operated by some riverside resorts such as the Suphalai Pasak Resort tel. 0-3630-6270-2 and Bangkok 0-2260-2223-6.

Tham Dao Khao Kaeo

This cave is at Tambon Phaya Klang, 35 kilometres from Muak Lek district or 75 kilometres from Saraburi town. To visit the cave, visitors must climb the stairs from the foot of the hill to the mouth of the cave about 100 metres up. When the light shines on the caves cell, it will sparkle like beautiful red, black and brown stars. The beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations are on the cell and the wall.

Tham Si Wilai

This cave is in Wat Tham Si Wilai at Tambon Na Phra Lan, some 22 kilometres from Saraburi town. The cave houses Phra Phutthanaowarat, a Buddha image of the Chiang Saen period as well as beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. From here, visitors could appreciate scenic views of mountain ranges.

Tham Phra Phothisat

This cave is located in the compound of Wat Tham Phra Phothisat, Tambon Thap Kwang, 32 kilometres from Saraburi town, 15 kilometres along Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) to Nakhon Ratchasima and 11 kilometres along the access road following the road sign. The cave is situated in the middle of Khao Nam Phu. It houses a bas-relief Buddha image on the wall, a Lankan pagoda of the Dvaravati period as well as monumental stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is teeming with various kinds of trees. Tham Thammathat, Tham Lumphini, Tham Sangat Chedi and a stone garden can be seen in the area.

Tham Phra That Charoen Tham

This cave is accessed via 2 routes: Drive for 12 kilometres from the town along Mittraphap Road and turn left to Kaeng Khoi district through the market and 8 kilometres over the Adireksan Bridge (which was built over Pa Sak River). Alternatively, drive for 15 kilometres from the town along Highway No. 1 (Lop Buri route) to Phu Khae Witthaya School and then drive for 10 kilometres from the Phu Khae-Kaeng Khoi Road (opposite the Phu Khae Witthaya School).

Saraburi Hotels & Guesthouses

Charn Issara Resort
71 Moo 8 Mikhom 3 Rd, Amphur Muak Lek, Saraburi
Tel : 036-341-899 , 036-341-900 Fax : 036-341-899
Room Rates from 1,400baht per night.

Baan Suansaipan Resort
45 Moo 8 Mitraparb Road, Muaklek, Saraburi 18180
Tel : 0-3632-7336-7 Fax : 0-3634-1429

Saraburi Inn
111 Mitthapab Rd.,Tambon Taling Chan, Ampher Muang, Saraburi 18000, Thailand.
Tel. 0-3621-8888
Room Rates from 1,000baht per night.

Sub Sin Roong Rueng Hotel
471 Phahonyothin Road, Amphur Mueng, Saraburi Province 18000
Phone / Fax: 036-222-206-9 036-222-303
Room Rates from 350baht Per Night.

Sir James Resort
195 Moo 3 Tumbol Mitraphab, Muaklek District, Saraburi, Thailand 18180
Tel. (66) 036 343200 Fax. (66) 036341732, 036341957

Muaklek Health Spa and Resort
208/1 Muaklek-Wangmuang Road, Muaklek, Saraburi 10180
Tel: +66 2 934 9945
Room Rates from 2,200baht per night

Saraburi Golf Courses

There are several 18 hole golf courses within easy driving range of Saraburi as listed below.

Friendship Meadows
Kirimaya Golf Resort
Life Privilege
St. James

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