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Dan Chang

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Dan Chang is in Suphan Buri province.

Understand

Dan Chang is a town of approximately 15,000 inhabitants, in the north west of the province of Suphan Buri, Thailand.

It is set in a rural area which is predominantly sugar cane growing land. A large sugar factory is based approximately 10 km to the east of the town.

There is an agricultural college to the south of town.

There is a Google Map of the places listed below

Get in

Dan Chang is situated on route 333 between U Thong (to the south) and Ban Rai (to the north).

Busses from several locations arrive at the central bus station.

To catch the 69 from Bangkok, leave the BTS (sky train) at the Victory Monument station and follow the signs for the Victory Monument exit. You will be lead to a walkway above the streets that goes around a large roundabout / traffic island. Follow the walkway to get off at the other side of the roundabout (if you imagine the roundabout as a clock face and you entered at 6 o'clock, you are getting off at about 11 o'clock). Walk a short distance away from Victory Monument and to your left, under a road fly-over is a car park where the mini-busses set off from.

Get around

There is not really any local transportation system and even taxis (motorbikes and cars) are not readily available.

It is best to have your own transportation, be it a bicycle, moped or car. There are plenty of shops around town where you can buy a bicycle or motorbike - short term hiring is not a standard offering.

See

Krasieo Reservoir and Dam

This is the longest earthen dam in Thailand (4.25 km) with a reservoir of approximately 45 square kilometres. There are many floating fish farms on the reservoir that add to the character of the area.

Do

Visit the local market in the centre of town, open daily.

The market is reasonably large with many varying stalls ranging from live fish, fresh fruit and vegetables to clothing and housewares.

On Monday evenings there is a temporary market in a field on the outskirts of the north of town. The stalls vary from week to week but you can often find clothing, electrical goods, dvds as well as an extensive range of fresh and cooked foods.

Buy

Eat

The Market There are numerous food vendors and side street restaurants near the market. Food is cooked on request so don't expect a menu.

Pizza House Run by a talented Swedish chef and his family, this restaurant brings Italian cuisine to Dan Chang and the pizzas are better than any you will get in Bangkok.

Drink

You can go for a drink in most of the restaurants listed above.

There is a night club called "Give me Five" a few hundred metres from the main crossroads - there are often live tribute rock bands playing.

Sleep

Chatkaew Hotel

Camping House

Ploynapus Resort

Green View Resort

Contact

Get out

Various busses leave from the main bus station.

  • mini bus number 69 to Bangkok (takes approx 3 hours) - beware, not every bus goes all the way to Victory Monument - goes via Suphan Buri
  • blue bus number 325 to Kanchanaburi (takes approx 2 hours 30 mins) - goes via



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