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'''Prachinburi''' (ปราจีนบุรี) is the principal city in the Province of this name, usually used as the southern gateway to [[Khao Yai National Park]].
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'''Prachinburi''' (ปราจีนบุร) is a sleepy town, usually used as the southern gateway to [[Khao Yai National Park]].
  
 
== Understand ==
 
== Understand ==
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#Bangkok - Ongkharak - Nakhon Nayok - Prachin Buri route: The first-class and second-class air-conditioned buses No. 920, cost Baht 92 and 71, respectively. The first trip from Bangkok leaves at 5.25 a.m. and the last trip leaves at 6.25 p.m.
 
#Bangkok - Ongkharak - Nakhon Nayok - Prachin Buri route: The first-class and second-class air-conditioned buses No. 920, cost Baht 92 and 71, respectively. The first trip from Bangkok leaves at 5.25 a.m. and the last trip leaves at 6.25 p.m.
  
A minibus from Nakhon Nayok costs B25 and comes in past the railway station and then into town. If you want to go to the bus station ask the driver and he will divert to there. Cost B25.
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A minibus from Victory Monument comes here.It is at the back of the clothing market there and costs B100.
 
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The minibus continues on from Prachinburi, so either get off within the city or at the train station.
A minibus from Rangsit will cost B90. It drops off passengers along the main road.
 
  
 
=== By Train: ===
 
=== By Train: ===
  
 
A train service between Bangkok and Prachin Buri is available 4 times daily: 5.55 a.m., 8.00 a.m., 9.40 a.m., and 3.25 p.m. Trains depart Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) at 5.55 a.m. and arrive in Prachin Buri at 8.55 a.m., while another departs at 8.00 a.m. and arrives in Prachin Buri at 10.41 a.m. For further details, please contact the Travelling Service Unit, Bangkok Railway Station, at Tel. 1690 or 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444, or www.railway.co.th.  
 
A train service between Bangkok and Prachin Buri is available 4 times daily: 5.55 a.m., 8.00 a.m., 9.40 a.m., and 3.25 p.m. Trains depart Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) at 5.55 a.m. and arrive in Prachin Buri at 8.55 a.m., while another departs at 8.00 a.m. and arrives in Prachin Buri at 10.41 a.m. For further details, please contact the Travelling Service Unit, Bangkok Railway Station, at Tel. 1690 or 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444, or www.railway.co.th.  
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== Get in ==
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== Get around ==
 
== Get around ==
 
The city centre itself is laid out in neat and broad blocks. Can be walked around quite easily.
 
The city centre itself is laid out in neat and broad blocks. Can be walked around quite easily.
 
   
 
   
There are many tuktuks, and motorcycle taxis. these are mainly seen at the train and bus stations, but can be taken around town.
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There are no tuktuks, only motorcycle taxis, and these are quite rare.
The bus station is in the centre of town, a block up from the main street. Looking out from the Piamsuk Serviced Apartment hotel lane, it is a block to the left, then a block to the right. From here buses and minibuses go sporadically - BKK, Saraburi and Chachoengsao were the only three noted over a period of one hour. In fact, Saraburi is the only regular one.
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The bus station is in the centre of town, a block up from the main street. Is a block to the right of the Piamsup Serviced Apartment hotel. From here buses and minibuses go sporadically - BKK, Saraburi and Chachoengsao were the only three noted over a period of one hour.
  
 
There are various minibus stops around the city centre, all within a few blocks of each other.
 
There are various minibus stops around the city centre, all within a few blocks of each other.
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== Eat ==
 
== Eat ==
 
There are restaurants in the city, not many though.
 
There are restaurants in the city, not many though.
When you locate one (there are a couple close to the Piamsuk Serviced Apartment Hotel). You will get a feed of decent Thai food quite cheaply.
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When you locate one (there are a couple close to the Piamsup Serviced Apartment Hotel). You will get a feed of decent Thai food quite cheaply.
  
 
== Drink ==
 
== Drink ==
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== Sleep ==
 
== Sleep ==
 
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*<sleep name="Piamsuk Serviced Apartments" alt="เปียมสุข เฃอร์วิส อพาร์ทเม้นต์" address="64/1 Prachin-takarm Rd." directions="" phone="037 211711" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">    This is a couple of blocks on the right to the right of the main street (facing away from BKK), and about 100 metres up a laneway. . Unfortunately, the sign is totally in Thai. Rooms are OK, with hot water, TV, bar fridge and aircon,with fan rooms also available.
There are no hotels close to the river on the City side.
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They will take your passport and hold it at reception until checkout. (the writer had no problems here). No restaurant onsite, but you can buy food at the 711 opposite on the hotel road.B490.</sleep>
 
 
 
'''PIAMSUK SERVICED APARTMENTS'''(เปียมสุข เฃอร์วิส อพาร์ทเม้นต์) 64/1 Prachin-takarm Rd. phone 037 211711
 
 
 
This is a couple of blocks on the right to the right of the main street (facing away from BKK), and about 100 metres up a laneway. . Unfortunately, the sign is totally in Thai. Rooms are OK, with hot water, TV, bar fridge and aircon,with fan rooms also available. Hotel price is B490.
 
They will take your passport and hold it at reception until checkout. (the writer had no problems here). No restaurant onsite, but you can buy food at the 711 opposite on the hotel road.
 
  
 
== Get out ==
 
== Get out ==
 
Very few buses or minibuses seen here at the bus station at all.
 
The only minibus from here goes to Saraburi via Nakhon Nayok, and costs B25 for the latter.
 
 
  
 
Non aircon bus to Chachoengsao is B60 and takes 2 hours.
 
Non aircon bus to Chachoengsao is B60 and takes 2 hours.

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