Chainat Bird Park:
established in the year 1973 locating in Khao Plong area Moo 4
Tambon Ka\hao Tha Phra about 4 kms. east of downtown. Chainat with a
total area of 260 rais consisting of the largest birds cage within
(covering an area of 26 rais).
There are several smaller cages within the giant ones. Birds are set
to fly freely in those cages. The park also features artificial
waterfall, greenery playground, snakes farm, rabbit farm, mid-pond
pavilion houses, handcraft shops and freshwater acquarium. The Birds
Farm is open from 08.00 to 17.00 hrs.
One can get to the bird farm by buses #1007 (Chainat – Agricultural
(Chainat – Hangnamsakorn)
(Chainat – Sua Hoke)
(Uthai Thani – Takli)#906
(Bangkok – Chainat)
Wat Phra Borom That Voraviharn
is an ancient buddist temple built at the beginning of Ayutthaya
period situated at Ban Tai Muang, Tambon Chainat about 4 kms. from
downtown. It was formally known as Wat Phra That or Wat Hau Muang.
There is a containing Lord Buddha’s relic. The architecture of the
temple belongs to Ayutthaya period.
Museum is located within
Wat Phra Borom That Voraviharn. The museum has a large display of
Buddha status and Buddha images ranging from Tavaravadee period up
to early Rattanakodin period in addition, there are displays of
ancient stonewares, tools and decorative items. The museum is opened
Wednesday to Sunday between 08.00 – 12.00 hrs. and 13.00 to 16.00
hrs. and closed on Monday, Tuesday and official holidays.
One can get to the temple by buses #110
(Chainat – Singburi)
(Circle Chainat – Singburi)
Wat Thammamul Voravihan
is an ancient temple in the province dated back to Ayutthaya period
locating in the area of Thammamul Hill. On the eastern bank of the
Chao Phraya River at Moo 1, Tambon Thammamul about 8 kms. north of
the city. The main chamber of the temple features a sacred Buddha
statue in the Phang Ham Yaad form, and artistic creation combining
Ayutthaya and Sukhothai influences in the right hand of the Buddha
statue holds the wheel of Dhama illustrating one of the ten
characteristics of great man. This particular status is highly
respected and widely worshiped by the natives of Chainat and nearby
provinces. Within the temple, there’s also another artistic piece of
double Sema made from sandstones craved in Ayutthaya style.
Transportation by buses #1064 Chainat – Manohrom, #122 Nakornsawan –
Chainat or #903 Bangkok – Uthai Thani.
Chao Phya Water Reservoir
– the first water reservoir to be built in Thailand about 8 kms.
from town. The reservoir was built basically info agricultural
purpose. During the month of February, ten of the thousand of
available include souvenir shops and restaurants.
Transportation: Buses #1061
Chainat – Po – Nang – Dam – Tok, #110 Singburi – Chainat.
situated on the left bank of Chai Phraya about 3 kms. from Asia
route. The temple is more than 100 years old. The place features a
double – bells wooden tower and an ancient Tri Pitakar library house
situated in the middle of a pond. The house was built in beautiful
old fashion style decorated with woods carving and multi – colored
grass mirrors. The Tri Pitakar
(Buddhist holy scriptures)
was written in ancient Khmer alphabets in the palm - leaf sheets and
the place has been al well known Pali monastery school.
Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao
(Wat Abbot Sukk)situated at #1 Tambon Makhamtao, at the mouth of Makham Tao
waterway at the junction point where the waterway joins Chai Phraya
River. The monk Abbot Sukk, Who during his time, was a very well
known and respected by native Thais in the central plain area. Hel
also issued his own and Buddha images known as “Luang Puu Sukk of
Wat Makham Tao” which are on display at the temple
(opened daily from 09.00 – 11.00 hrs. and 14.00 – 17.00 hrs.)
Wat Maha Thad is an old Buddhist temple built during the Ayutthaya
period located at Moo 8, Tambon prak Sriraja, Amphur Santburi,
Chainat. In the old days, the temple was called Wat Hua Muang or Wat
Srisa Muang. In the latter Ayutthaya period of Chao Yee, the temple
was renovated and Chedi containing holy relics had been added to the
place with big square base decorated with mud and clay Buddhist
There are seven chambers in the same hall of the temple certain
section of which assembly were used for local administrative
functions because the area is still known as “town square”. The
Vihara of the temple was built in the style of early Ayutthaya
The place features several archeological master pieces such as
Three big mud and clay Chedi, each setting on top of a square base
built in Lopburi architectural style. There were lter renovated by
the Fine Arts Department in 1983 which in turn added more glamour
and charisma to the pieces.
A small mud and clay Chedi
Two mud and clay sitting Buddha status residing in an
ancient seven room Buddhist hall with front and back
A stone Buddha status in a newer vihara which is built
adjacent to the ld one. This particular Buddha was highly
revered by people of Chainat and central provinces who
called the statue “Luang Poh Moh”. Behind the statue is a
big pillar known as “town pillar” the statue was therefore
called Luang Poh Lak Muang
(Town Pillar Buddha Statue).
Transportation: Buses #604 Chainat – Hoo Chang, #10013
Chainat – Santburi, #605 Circle Bus Chainat – Singburi
Wat Phra Keaw is another important and old
temple off the province within the temple there is a beautiful Chedi
built on a temple there is a beautiful Chedi built on a square base
located at #10 Tambon Praek Sri Racha, Amphur Santburi. The stupa is
said to be the queen of all the stupas in Southeast Asia for her
beautiful form and shape which was built in Lopburi Lavau tradition
in a form of high shape and pattern typical to that influences. In
the front part of the stupa is a Wiharn Luang Poh Chai with an
interesting lintel engraved and attached to the Vihara. The lintel
features a front-up image of an elephant lying on a platform. Top
part of the image is a picture of either that of Lord Siva of Indra
pouring holy water upon a lintel splashing water to the elephant.
The image was abbot fixed the pieces together and place in the
Vihara in the front of Stupa. A newer Vihara is being built to cover
the imageLuang Poh Chai.
Monkeys Park is another interesting
natural resort in Amphur Santburis. It is located in a temple called
Wat Dhamma Mikavas
(Wat Kang Kao)
at Moo 5, Tambon Po-Ngam in rubber plantation woods with a small
river called River Noi passing through. There are thousand of
monkeys in the park. In the temple, there are famous Buddha statue
named “Luang Poh Tao”