used to be a very prosperous town with beautiful waterfalls and
canals which are very popular among nature adventurers.
In the old days, Prachin Buri had a long history of civilization
of about 800 years ago, since the Dvaravati period. The ruined
town of “Mueang 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
Celcius or 83 - 88 degrees Fahrenheit.