Suphanburi has been prosperous since the Dhavaravadi Sri Suwanaphum
and was formerly called Phanthum Buri. It was constructed during the
year 877-882 A.D. on the left bank of the Tha Chin River in the
vicinity of Tambon RuaYai adjacent to Tambon Phihan Daeng. Later on
when the Phanthum era was over, King Katae (half Thai half Mon) was
crowned and after ascending to the throne he commanded the town to
be moved to the right bank of the Tha Chin River, to construct Wat
Sanam Chai and to restore Wat Pa Lelai. He then persuaded 2,000
officials to enter the monkshood. The name of the town was then
changed to be song Phan Buri (city of two thousands) Later on, King
U Thong moved the location to the southern bank (west of Tha Chin
River). The city was given a new name as U Thong until the reign of
King Khun Luang Pha Ngua when the name was changed to Suphanburi.
Suphanburi had been an important border town. Involving battles and
wars. This caused regular damage through all ages in the past until
the Ratanakosin era during the reign of King Rama VI. Then the
Suphanburi communities were consolidated and settle down on the east
bank of the Tha River (Suphan River) as it is now.
Suphanburi is located some 169
kilometers from Bangkok (approximately 100 kilometers through the
new Nonthaburi-Suphanburi Highway .from the Khae Rai Intersection is
Nonthaburi Province it is only 72 kilometers to Suphanburi )
occupying an area of 5,358 square kilometers and is administratively
divided into 10 Amphoes : Muang, Doem Bang Nangbuat, Bangpla Ma, Si
Prachan, Song Phi Nong. Sam Chuk, Uthong, Don Chedi, Dan Chang and
Distance from Suphanburi city to
|North: Chainat and
South: Nakhon Pathom
East: Angthong, Ayutthaya and Sing Buri
Angthong 45 kms.
Ayutthaya 60 kms.
Chainat 99 kms.
Kanchanaburi 95 kms.
Nakhon Pathom 108 kms.
Sing Buri 90 kms.
Bangpla Ma 10 kms.
Dan Chang 79 kms.
Doem Bang Nangbuat 52 kms.
Don Chedi 33 kms.
Nong Yasai 56 kms.
Sam Chuk 39 kms.
Si Prachan 21 kms.
Song Phi Nong 69 kms.
Uthong 32 kms
How to get there
Direct air-conditioned buses leave every hour from the Northern
Bus Terminal on Phahonythin Rd. (Tel.(02) 9361972,9362841), starting
from 05.00 a.m.-06.00 p.m.
The fares are 52 Baht by first air-conditioned.
The fares are 45 Baht by second air-conditioned.
The fares are 32 Baht by non air-conditioned.
Direct Train leave from Bangkok Noi Station (Hua Lamphong) Tel.(02)
2250300. There is only one train. Departure time 04.30 p.m. Arrival
time 06.00 p.m. It 's leave from Suphanburi 05.00 a.m. Arrival time
08.00 a.m. Fare is 40 Baht for the Special Diesel Railcar.
Festivals & Events
Chedi Memorial Fair
In 1592 at Don Chedi, King Naresuan the Great won a famous duel on
elephant with the leader of on enemy force. This fair commemorates
the momentous event with historical exhibitions, outdoor
entertainment, and the high spirits characteristic of all Thai