Sa Kaeo – Sa Khwan
These two ponds are located in Tambon Sa Kaeo on the west
tern side of town. Before approaching the city, turn right at 246th
kilometers. It is belived that these two ponds contain sacred water once
usedfor the coronation ceremony. The name of the province (Sa Kaeo) had been derived
from this venue, Whereby Somdej Chaophraya Maha Kasatsuk (King Rama I Later) went to
fight with the Cambodians, and stopped at this site to use sacred water
to swear for the fighting courage.
Pang Sida National Park
Covering the area in Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Watthana
Nakhon,Amphoe ta phraya of Sa Kaeo and Amphoe Na Di of Prachin Buri, the
park occupies an area of 884 square kilometers or 527,500 Rai. It has
been declared a national park on February 24, 1982. The photography area
cinsists of complex highlands with various and diversified forests, and
an abundant of wild and rare animals Tha area is the origin of many
creeks which form the Bang Pakong River. The major attrctions in the
Namtok Pang Sida (Pang Sida Waterfall
The waterfall is approximately 800 meters from the park
office. With a large pond below the 10 meter waterfall, the surroundings
are very shady, with much water during the rainy season.
Namtok Pha Takhian
About 3 kilometers from the park office and about 2.5 kilometers from
Namtok Pang Sida, the 10 meter waterfall can be reached by 2 trekking
trails which are suitable for nature study.
The Krabak Resevoir
Built under H.M.the King’s Project to improve the irrigation, the
resevoir is located in Moo 7 Tambon Tha Yaek,about 32 kilometers from
town. It is a dam that is 17.50 meters high, and 720 meters long,
surrounded by various kinds of forests. Its spectacular views are most
suitable for relaxation.
Tha Krabak Waterfall
This waterfall is near the reservoir, with 3 levels which are 400-500
Group of Kwae Maka Waterfall
Kwae Maka Waterfall is about 6 kilometers from the 40th
kilometer. It is approximately 70 meters high. The trail is suitable for
trekking. Nearby, there are various waterfalls located at different
distances from Kwae Maka Waterfall. These waterfalls are Rak Sai Yoi
(500 meters), Lan Hin Yai Waterfall (1.5
Suan Msn snd Suan Thong Waterfalls (3
kilometers), Man Thara Waterfall (4 kilometers), To discover these waterfalls, you might need to spend 2-3
days because they are located deep into the forest.
Tham Kang Kao Waterfall
The waterfall can be reached by a walking distance of about
10 kilometers from the 22th kilometer. There are many bats living
in this area.
Situated in the huge valley at the 25th and 35th
kilometer, sunrise and sunset can be watched here at this view point.
Fresh Water Crocodile Source
From the park office about 5 kilometers, to Moo Ban Khlong Phak Khom –
Thoug Pho for about 50 kilometers, this source in Huay Nam Yen Forest,
has been surveyed since 1991.
The National Park has house renting service at 500-600
Baht/person/night. For more details, contact Pang Sida National Park
P.O. Box 55, Tambon Tha Yaek, Amphoe Muang, Sa Kaeo 27000, Tel: (01)
947-5948 or National Park Div., Dept. of Forestry, Bangkhen, Bangkok at
Tel: 561-4292 ext. 724,725, or 579-5734, 579-7223.
From town, heading north by using Highway No. 3462 about 27 kilometers,
the National Park is on the right. If tourists need to travel by public
transportation, they can use mini-cab route is by train (Bangkok
– Aranyaprathet), getting off at Sa Kaeo Station, then use mini-cab as
Amphoe Watthana Nakhon
Chong Klam Bon Wildlife
Located at Tambon Nong Mak Fai, this site has the area is by using
the same route to Pang Sida National Park, pass Tha Krabak Reservoir for
about 500 meters, turn left about 3 kilometers. Under wildlife Sanctuary
Bureau of Forestry Department, this sanctuary has been established
in 1983, initiated by H.M. the Queen Sirikit to conserve rare and wild
animals, and disseminates information, and knowledge in wildlife.
Prasat Ban Noi
Situated at Moo 4 Tambon Phakkha, this archeologiscal site of the khmer
period has 2 walls. The exterior wall is made of clay, while the
interior is made of laterite. The site faces to the east with only one
entrance. At the northern corner, there is a pond. Also, there are ruins
of the ancient buildings in the central part of the site on the west
Phra Siam Dewathiraj
Located in front of Aranyaprathet Police Station, with the height of
1.29 meters, this is the imitation of the real Phra Siam Dewathiraj,
built by Phra Uthai Thammathari in 1975. The people of Aranyaprathet
construted a throne with four posts to house the image has been
worshipped by the people of Aranyaprathet ane nearby provinces.
Aranyaprathet Victory Gate
Situated on the Thailand-Cambodia border at Ban Khlong Luek, Tambon Tha
Kham, the gate was constructed in 1939. The shape of the gate consists
of two octagonal 15 meter towers, with the base used as the guarding
area. These towers were destroyed by war. In 1959, the left tower was
reconstructed in the same shape to commemorate the dead and injured
soldiers. The right tower was altered to a huge marble heart-shaped
boundary stone facing Cambodia, with the Garuda (mythical bird man)
image on top, and the name “Thailand” below.
Ban Khlong Luek Border Market
It is also known as Talad (Market) Rong Kluea, which is Ban khlong Luek,
Tambon Tha Kham on Thailand-Cambodia border, east to Aranyaprathet town
about 6 kilometers, on Highway No.33 (sa Kaeo-Aranyaprathet). This
market is a major business center in trading goods from Cambodia such as
brassware, ceramics, Clothers Russian electrical appliances, dried fish,
to Cambodia must apply for visa, which are divided into 2 categories:
Tourist Visa : US$ 20 per person for 30 days of staying, and can be
extended once for another 30 days.
Business Visa : US$ 25 per person for 30 days of staying, and can be
extenced once for another 1 year.
The Aranyaprathet international immigration control is 500 meters from
Talad Rong Kluea. Passport bearers can pass and travel to third country
with approved visa from the Cambodian Embassy or Consulate. This is the
shortest way to travel in
Cambodia. There are vans, pick-up trucks for rental service to Poipet,
Wat Anu Banphot or Khao Noi
This temple is located in Moo 2, Tambon Ban Mai Nong Sai. It is on Thana
Withi Road. It was built in 1925 during the reign of King Rama VI. The
highlight of this temple is the beautiful chapel (ubosoth) which houses
the imitation of Lord Buddha’s footprint made from brass.
Prasat Khao Noi
This is situated in Wat Khao Noi Si Chomphu, Tambon Khlong Nam Sai,which
is 12 kilometers to the South of the city. This ancient venue is on the
80 meter hill. With the Stairs of 254 step, this site is composed of
three towers (prang). However, only the central one has been remained.
It has been registered in year 1935 by the Department of Fine Arts as
the national ancient site. Some sandstone lintels and statues were
found, and they are now displayed at the Prachin Buri National Museum.
Amphoe Khao Chakan
This mountain is about 17 kilometers from the city, on hHighway No. 317
(Sa Kaeo- Chantaburi) 131st – 132nd kilometer. The
highest point is about 240 meters. There are 72 interesting caves. On
the foot of the mount, is the location of Wat Khao Chakan and a
botanical garden. There are stairs to the top which is agood viewpoint.
Amphoe Ta Phraya
This ancient archeological venue, with three temples, is located at Ban
Nong Samet. Facing to the east, with 4-side moat, a group of sandstone
towers (prang) stand inside the laterite walls. Two Khmer stone
inscriptions were found and are now kept in the National Library.
Tourists can use the road Aranyaprathet-Ta Phrata, turn right at Ban
Nong Mek. It is about 36 kilometers from Aranyaprathet.
Prasat Khao Lone
This temple is on Khao lone in Ban Charoen Suk, Tambon Thap Raj. The
architectural style of this site is similar to that of Prasat Khao Noi.
There were four towers (prang). However, only the central one is still
existed. To the northeastern part of the temple are two large ponds
which are connected to the temple by using highway No. 3068 (Ta Phraya -
Buriram), and then turning left to Ban charoen Suk. It is about 28
kilometers from Ta Phraya.
Phae Mueang Phee 2
Located at Ban Khlong Yang, Tambon Thap Raj, this venue is a large area
of about 800 acres with many earth pillars is various shapes like the
ones in Phrae Province. They are indeed an amazingly beautiful site of
nature wonder. At Ban Khlong Yang, home – stay trip is available.
Ta Phraya National Park
Ta Phraya National Park was declared a National Park in 1996. The park
covers an area of 371,250 rai (equivalent to 594 sq.km.). The area
surrounding the park and the boundary of the park form a straight line
connecting Pangsida National Park from the west to Cambodia in the east.
In the north, the park is connected to Tab Lan National Park and Buriram
provinces, whereas in the south, the park boundary touches Ta Phraya
distric of Sakaeo Province. This is also where the administrative
offices of the park are located.
The general landscape of the park is a plain area surrounded by hilly
tracks. The major hill track of the park is the Bantad hill track, which
stretches eastward as a natural boundary line separating Thailand and
Cambodia. Hillside areas a botanical plain, with a tropical forest in
pristine condition made up of many tree varieties.
The park is a major water source, and numerous streams and rivers have
their origins here, including the Satone River, Huay Sabkradon and
Nangrong rivers. It is also home to various kinds of animals such as
Gaur, deer, wild pig, Antellope, and more than 300 different species of
Ta Phraya National Park can be reached by driving along National Highway
No. 33, passing through Sakaeo province and Wattana Nakhon district.
After reaching Aranyaprathet district, urn left onto National Highway
No.27.The road to the park is a 13 –km-long nonsurfaced road. 4WD
vehicles are recommended.
Those interested in studying nature, please contact the office of Ta
Phraya National Parkdirectly at P.O. Box 20, Tambol Tapraj, Amphoe Ta
Phraya, Sakaeo Province, 27180. TelL01)
470-5210 (please contact the office 15 days in advance.)
King Amphoe Kok Soong
Lalu is a new natural attraction of Sakaeo. It is located in BanKlong
Yang ofTambon Tambon Tapraj. It is approximately 36 km. Away from the
town hall. “Lalu” is a Khmer word meaning “pierced”, due to the natural
phenomenon of spectacular rock formations caused by a shallow depression
in the ground where soil erosion has produced strange shapes like city
wall, cliff, rocket and others also found in “Phae Muang Phi” of Phrae
Province. For this reason, Lalu is also known as “New Phae Muang Phi”.
The area covered by Lalu is approximately 2,000 rai, and offers
beautiful scenery and attractions. It is on ideal place for visiting. To
reach Lalu, take National Highway No. 348 Aranyaprathet n Ta Phraya from
Aranyaprathet district. Turn left at Ban Gudteoy (km marker35 n 36)
along highway No. 3486, and continue long until you reach Ban Koklan
(km.Marker 8 n 9). Here turn left onto Ban Koklan n Nong Pak Wan road,
and follow this road for 18 kilometers. From Nong Pak Wan, take the
nonsurfaced road for another for another I kilometer to the village and