Chachoengsao Travel Guide - Front View of Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan
The pagoda of Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan – Chachoengsao Travel Guide

Introduction to Chachoengsao Travel Guide

Chachoengsao is a province in Thailand’s east. Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Samut Prakan, Bangkok, Pathum Thani, and Nakhon Nayok are neighboring provinces.

Its origins may be traced back to King Borommatrailokkanat’s reign in mid-Ayutthaya. People first lived around the Bang Pakong River and along canals. “Chacheongsao” is a Khmer term for ‘deep canal’. Chachoengsao became a province in 1916, under the reign of King Rama V, who reorganized the administration system.

There are several magnificent religious structures that draw tourists throughout the year. Chachoengsao is home to ‘Luang Phor Sothon’, a significant Buddha statue in Thailand. Furthermore, Chachoengsao province is well-known for its mangoes.

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How to get to Chachoengsao

Map of Chachoengsao Province

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Top Attractions in Chachoengsao

Wat Hong Thong

Wat Hong Thong

The iconic temple built on a platform above the water on the boundary of Samut Prakan and Chachoengsao.

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan

An ancient temple of the late Ayutthaya period that is notable for its Buddha image, Luang Por Sothon.

Wat Saman Rattanaram

Wat Saman Rattanaram

A riverside temple known for its massive statue of Ganesha.

Wat Pa Phromyan

Wat Pa Phromyan

A beautiful and peaceful temple located outside of Chachoengsao’s city center.

Wat Pak Nam Jolo

Wat Pak Nam Jolo

A Buddhist temple well recognized for its gorgeous gold-colored ordination hall.

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Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan at Night
An aerial view of Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan during sunset – Chachoengsao Travel Guide

Summary of Chachoengsao Travel Guide

Chachoengsao is a province not far from Bangkok that is best visited on a day trip or as a stopover on the way to another destination. Chachoengsao is an excellent alternative for individuals who want to visit temples, enjoy street foods, and observe the local lifestyle. The Chachoengsao city center (called locally as ‘Paet Riu’) is a nice area to hang out, wander along the riverfront, visit markets, and, of course, explore Wat Sothon. Still unsure? Please do not be hesitant to explore other destinations in Thailand:

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