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Just a hundred kilometres away from Bangkok, Suphan Buri is an ancient town rich in natural and historical heritage. The province was once an important border town involving battles and important wars during the period of the Ayutthaya kingdom. So, today, travelling around the province is like drifting through historical novels. Historical evidence leads you to travel to the past such as Don Chedi Monument, Wat Khao Khuen whose abbot played a significant role in Thai history, U Thong National Museum, etc. Furthermore, various natural wonders such as Phu Toei National Park, Bueng Chawak Aquarium, as well as the famous local-style cake Sali Suphan always impress visitors.
Artefacts and archaeological evidence shows that Suphan Buri is history dates back to 3,500-3,800 years ago. Archaeologists found artefacts from the New Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. And since then, culture had been inherited in the area.
Within an hour from Bangkok, Suphan Buri is accessible via many routes; namely,
Scheduled bus and air-conditioned coaches leave the Northern Bus Terminal at Mo Chit II daily for Suphan Buri, call Tel. 0 2936 2852-66 ext. 311 or 442 for more information. Buses to Suphan Buri also leave from the Southern Bus Terminal, on Boromma Ratchachonnani Rd. Check the bus schedule at Tel. 0 2435 1199, Dan Chang Tour Co. Ltd., Tel. 0 2435 2727, Tha Chang Tour Co. Ltd., Tel. 0 2435 7502. and air-conditioned coach at Tel.0 2884 9522 or visit the website www.transport.co.th
A train leaves Bangkok Station daily for Suphan Buri at 4.40 p.m. and reaches the province at 7.32 p.m. On the return trip, the train leaves at 5.00 a.m. and reaches Bangkok at 8.10 a.m. For more details, call the service centre at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334 or visit the website www.railway.co.th.