, or as commonly called "Paet Riu" , is some 100 kilometers east of
Bangkok occupying an area of 5,351 square kilometers. Its area is a
low basin suitable for cultivation ,especially rice, which is an
economic crop providina the principal income to the province.
Chachoengsao is administratively divided into nine Amphoes and two
King Amphoes : Muang,Bang Khla, Bang Nam Prieo, Bang Pakong, Ban Pho,
Phanom Sarakham, Sanam Chai Khet, Plaeng Yao, Ratchasan, King Amphoe
Tha Takiap and King Amphoe Khong Khuan.
North - Chachoengsao stretches beyond 5,000 square kilometers.
Nokhon Nayok and Prachaiburi.
South - Chonburi and Chanthaburi.
East - Prachinburi.
West - Bangkok Metropolis, Samutprakarn and Pathumthani.
General area of Chachoengsao is low flat and low plain
river. The area to be close to the sea is mangrove forest. And the
east area in Amphoe Sanamchaiket is high and steep spot
and mountain. It is high from sea level about 300 meters up.
Chachoengsao has area 5,351 square kilometers. Prachinburi and Nakon
Nayok in the North, Chonburi in the South, Sakaeo in the East And
Samutprakarn and Bangkok in the west.
The majority of the population of Chachoengsao are
farmers. The cash crops are corn, sugar cane, tapioca, cotton, capoc,
soy bean, mung bean, rice, crops, depending on their location and
seasons. The Provincial Government has successfully promoted the
growing of fruit and Para Rubber are Sweet Tamarinds, Longans and
Lichees. These fruit tree crops have substantially increased local
farmers annual incomes. The region has little in the way of
large-scale business or industry.
assumptions are made that, thousands of years ago, Bangpakong
Riverfront , like many other river basins worldwide, was a center of
ancient civilization and habitat to pre-historic populace. 5,000
year old skeletons and ornaments found at Khok Phanomadee, now a
village in Amphoe Phanat Nikhom, Chonburi, and once a dominion under
Chachoengsao's sovereignty, are the first testimony advocative to
the nation. According to geographers, during 7,000-2,000 B.C.
the coastline where pre- historic communities abode was much farther
inland. Thus, the assumption that Bangpakong people were forefathers
of the renowned Ban Chiang men is sensible.
How to get there
Buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Kamphengphet2) (Tel:
936-3660, 936-3666) commencing at 04.30 a.m. until 19.00 p.m.
throughout the day.
- Non-air-conditioned cost 26 Baht
- Air-conditioned cost 36 Baht
Trains leave from Bangkok Railway Station (Hualamphong)
- 13 Baht; a number of trains throughout the day.
There are 3 routes.
Bangkok via Minburi following Route 304, is 82 kilometers.
Bangkok via the Bangna-Trad Highway to k.m. 34 then turn onto Route
314, is 100 kilometers.
Bangkok via Samut Prakan following Route 3 to Route 314, is 106
Beginning travel from
Bangkok is serviceable routes : either the 150 km. National Highway
No.304 (Suwinthawong); or the bypass starting from km 20 to National
Highway No.331 No.304 (Suwinthawong); or the bypass starting from km
20 to National Highway No.331 the National Highway No.34 (Bangna-Trad)
. In immediate future, 3 more route bridging Bangkok and Tha Takieb
Sub-district will be completed : Lad Krabang - Chachoengsao Nongchok-Bang
Nam Priew-Ban Sang, and the New Bangkok-Chonburi Highway. The 233 km
journey to Nokhon Ratchasima in the Northeastern Region is
facilitated by the Chachoengsao - Kabinburi , Kabinburi-Korat and
Chachoengsao-Nakhon Nayok (Bang Nam Priew) - Nakhon Ratchasima
Festivals & Events
Riu Mango Festival and Agricultural Products Fair.
Held in March/April at the time mango products are released in the
market. In this festival, there are competitions and sales of
agricultural products including mangoes, as well as exhibitions of
different aspects of agriculture in the region.
New Year (Trud Jeen)
during January/February by the local Chinese for a period of 5
days.On the first day, a procession in colorful cotton decoration
and beauty queens prepared by different Amphoes makes its way
through the street. Highlights include entertainments, stalls
selling local produce and beauty contents.
Luang Por Sothon Festival
Luang Por Sothon Temple
Celebrated in mid-April for a period of 3 days
and nights in commemoration of the enshrining of Luang Por Sothon in
the temple. There are celebrations and processions through the city
and along the river. This is one of the biggest festivals of this