Prachin Buri used to be a very prosperous town with
beautiful waterfalls and canals which are very popular among nature adventurers.
the old days, Prachin Buri had a long history of civilization of about 800 years
ago, since the Dvaravati period. The ruined town of Muang Si Mahosot at Tambon
Khokpip, Amphoe Mahosot was discovered. At Ban Khok Kwang, Amphoe Si Mahosot,
east to Mueang Si Mahosot, there was an ancient community at the same period as
Muang Si Mahosot.
Through the traces of the ancient towns, there were discoveries of historical
venues that were used for religious purposes and historic materials such as
Buddha images, earthenwares, and pottery. It was also recorded that the center
of civilization has been moved to the present coast of the Bang Pakong River.
There were many administration alterations, from town to Monthon, and Changwat
(Province) at present.
In general, Prachin Buri has plain areas and highlands. There are hills and
mountains in the north adjacent to Dong Phaya Yen Mountain ranges. In the south
and east, there are plains and forests. Low-lying plains suitable for
agriculture are in the west of the province
Prachin Buri has an alternative climate of both dry and damp. Tropical rain in
the southeast monsoon season causes damp and rain throughout the season.
Northwestern wind in cool season causes dryness. There are 3 different seasons:
rainy, during June October ; cool, during November - February; and dry, during
March - May. The average temperature of the year is approximately 27 - 30 degree
Celsius or 83 - 88 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prachin Buri National Museum
Located about 200 metres at the back of Prachin Buri City Hall, this
archeological museum is set to be the center of artefacts in 7 provinces:
Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Chacherngsao, Chonburi, Chantaburi, Trad, and Rayong.
The Museum displays important artifacts discovered from ancient cities in
Davaravati Period. Thai arts in various periods were also displayed for
comparative study, including artefacts found under sea water from Koh Kram,
Chonburi. Moreover, the temporary exhibition at special occasions has been on
display. The Museum service hours are during 09:00 - 16:00 hrs., everyday except
special holidays. The admission fee is 30 baht. More details are available at
How to get there
North Nakhon Ratchasima
East Sa Kaeo
West Nakhon Nayok
By car: There are many routes from Bangkok.
Using Phahonyothin Highway, to Rangsit, and keep left to use overpass to Highway
No.305, parallel to Khlong Rangsit, pass Ongkarak of Nakhon Nayok. Then use
Highway No.33 (Nakhon Nayok Prachin Buri), turn right at Samyaek Nong Cha-om at
Km.155 to Highway No.319 to Prachin Buri. Total distance is 136 kilometres.
Using Phahonyothin Highway (No.1) to Wang Noi of Ayutthaya, turn right at Km. 90
to Highway No.33 pass Wihan Daeng of Saraburi, and Nakhon Nayok, turn right at
Samyaek Nong Cha-om at Km.155 to Highway No.319 to Prachin Buri. Total distance
is 164 kilometres.
Using Highway No.304 pass Chacherngsao, Phanom Sarakham, turn to Highway No.319
pass Si Mahosot, to Prachin Buri. The total distance is 158 kilometres.
By bus: Regular and air-conditioned buses leave from Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal
everyday. For more details, call 0-2936-2852 - 66. There are 2 routes:
Bangkok - Hin Kong - Nakhon Nayok Prachin Buri by 1st class air-conditioned bus
No.58, 59, from 05:00 to 21:00 hrs., leaves every 25 minutes. The fare is 85
Bangkok - Ongkarak - Nakhon Nayok Prachin Buri by 1st class air-conditioned
No.920, 3 times a day, at 05:00, 10:00, and 17:00 hrs. The fare is 75 Baht.
By rail: There is railway service from Hua Lam Pong Railway Station in Bangkok
to Prachin Buri everyday, 7 times at 06:00, 08:05, 09:40, 11:25, 13:10, 15:10,
and 17:25 hrs. For more details, contact Travel Service Unit of Sate Railway of
Thailand at 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020.