More commonly called Wat Sothon, this wat contains one of Thailand's most sacred Buddha images, Phra Phuttha Sothon, or Luang Pho Sothon as it is known by the locals. The statue is fairly small, 198 cm high and 165 cm across its lap, and is sitting in the meditation position. Legend has it that three Buddha images floated down the river from Prachinburi, the largest one ended up at Ban Laem in ... Read more about Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan .
Just to the north of the bridge on Panich Rd there are two sois running off to the right, both of these have good examples of traditional Thai wooden houses and the end of the second soi is a popular fishing spot from where there is a nice view of the riverfront. Also on Panich Rd, mainly between Santirart and Prampracha Roads is lined with some old attractive shopfronts. They sit in stark ... Read more about Traditional Wooden Houses and Shop Houses .
Around 700 metres south of town, the walls of the old Chachoengsao fort have been preserved in a public park of sorts. It is an easy walk to the fort and a pleasant way of killing some time if you’re waiting for the ... Read more about City Fort Walls .
What do you get when you take a picturesque river setting and add friendly locals on row boats serving a plethora of fantastic Thai food? You'll find the answer at Bang Khla floating market: a lot of very happy people. Like most of Thailand’s modern floating markets this one exists more due to local tourist money than anything else, but there’s no doubt that a good floating market helps keep ... Read more about Bang Khla floating market .