Chachoengsao

Wat Chom Phothayaram

Chachoengsao or Paet Rio is located on the east of Bangkok. Its fertility is due to Bang Pakong River.

It is an important venue for agricultural products in the Central Region, with mango as the popular fruit of the province. Moreover, it is the location of the sacred Phra Phutthasothon Buddha image.

Deriver from Khmer, the name “Chachoengsao” means “deep canal”, while the name of Paet Rio (Paet means eight and Rio means stripes) has been believed to have come from the way dried fish (which are abundant in the area) were being pierced into eight stripes.

 

Neighboring Provinces: Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Samut Prakan, Bangkok, Pathum Thani and Nakhon Nayok
Capital: Chachoengsao Region: Eastern Thailand

 

Things to do in Chachoengsao


Wat Chom Phothayaram

Wat Chom Phothayaram

A lovely temple in Chachoengsao Province with a reclining Buddha inside the hall.            

Wat Mueang

Wat Mueang

Built in the reign of King Rama III in 1895, the architectural style of this temple is similar to Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok. This temple was formerly known as Wat…

Somdet Phra Sri Nagarindra Park

Somdet Phra Sri Nagarindra Park

This public park is in front pf the City Hall, in the area of 90 Rae (36 Acres) which features a large swamp in the middle. Surrounded by various types…

Ancient Fortress

Ancient Fortress

Located on Suk Kasem Road, this site was built in the reign of King Rama III. During the reign of King Rama V, this fort was used to fight against…