Saraburi , the province of historical sites, the holy footprint, the beauty of nature, and famous food, is located some 108 kilometres from Bangkok. Travelling to and around Saraburi could be made in one day
Phra Phutthabat contains the Buddha's Footprint and is one of the nation's most sacred places of worship. According to legend, the Footprints (one is in Sri Lanka) showed where Lord Buddha had walked upon the Earth. The 5-ft long footprint lies in an ornate shrine. Religious worshippers flock to the temple every year to present their offerings.
Slightly south of that is Phra Phutthachai. Literally meaning "Buddha's Shadow”, a faint Buddha image painting can be seen on the face of the cliff. A staircase leads to the top of the cliff and the hike is made pleasant by the shady surroundings. This site is also frequented during the pilgrimage to Phra Phuttabat.
On the same route to Phra Phutthachai, Khao Sam Lan (30,000 Hills) National Park contains picturesque mountain forests and several scenic waterfalls.
The Muak Lek Waterfalls is situated 37 km east of the provincial town. The water originates from a natural forest river in the Khao Yai National Park. It features a suspended wooden bridge connecting the 2 banks.
The Jed Sao Noi (7 Small Girls) Waterfall is also located in Muak Lek District. The fall cascades over many tiers into a wide, shady pool that is ideal for swimming.
Phra Phutnirokhantrai is the Buddha image of the East enshrined in Chaturamuk Hall. It is one of the most important Buddha images that His Majesty King Bhumibol granted to the Saraburi people.
Phu Khae Botanical Garden is located in Phu Khae district, 17 kilometres from town along the Saraburi-Lop Buri route (Phahonyothin Road). It collects various kinds of plants for study and breeding. The vast expanse of garden and the flowing stream are suitable places for relaxation. The garden is open daily from 08.00-18.00.
Khao Sam Lan National Park covers 4 districts: Mueang, Kaeng Khoi, Nong Khae, and Wihan Daeng and occupies an area of 44 square kilometers. It was declared a national park on June 2, 1981. October to January (winter season in Thailand) is the best time to visit. Located 16 kilometres south of the town along the Bangkok-Saraburi route Highway No. 1 (Mittraphap Road), it is accessible by routes along Km. 102 or Km. 104. The National Park can also be reached by taking the bus to Saraburi town, and then renting a van or a local truck to the park.
The park has mountains of various sizes and plains in the valley. The highest peak is Khao Khrok which is some 329 metres high. Visitors can see a clear view of the town and neighbouring districts from here. The park is also home to pheasants, jungle fowls, barking deer, monkeys, wild boars, and birds of various species, especially Princess Sirindhorn Bird or the White-eyed River Martin. Khao Sam Lan National Park offers several waterfalls: Sam Lan waterfall is a wide stone plateau that falls down 3 levels and is similar to stairs. Pho Hin Dat waterfall (¹éÓµ¡â¾¸ìËÔ¹´ÒÉ) is 300 metres from the park office and has a wide stone plateau and a single-level waterfall which is suitable for swimming. Ton Rak Sai waterfall (¹éÓµ¡µé¹ÃÒ¡ä·Ã) is some 300 metres from the park office and 500 metres from Pho Hin Dat waterfall , and originates from the same stream as Pho Hin Dat waterfall. The lively stream flows through Pho Hin Dat waterfall before running into Ton Rak Sai waterfall , a 7-metre one-level waterfall. Touring around these attractive waterfalls can be made within 2-3 hours on walking trails where visitors will not have to use the same trail on their return.
In addition, there are other splendid waterfalls that can be reached by walking for some distance from the park office: Khao Daeng waterfall (800 ms.), Kuak Ma waterfall (2 kilometres), Krok I Wo waterfall (3 kilometres), and Nang Chon waterfall (6 kilometres)
The park offers camping sites for eighty persons (visitors must bring sleeping bags by themselves). For visitors who bring their own tents, the park accommodates campsites. Call the National Park Division, Royal Forestry Department, Bang Khen at 0-2561-4292 ext. 724-725, 0-2579-5734 and 0-2579-7223.
World War II Memorial of the Japanese Army (Khao Daeng) is located in Khao Sam Lan National Park, next to the south of Wat Phra Phutthachai. There are bomb craters from made by Japanese forces in World War II.
Wat Phra Phutthachai is on Khao Patthawi in Tambon Nong Pla Lai. It can be reached by taking the same route as Khao Sam Lan National Park. At Km. 102, there is a 5-km. access road and then follow the road sign.
It enshrines Phra Phutthachai or the picture of Lord Buddha appearing on a cliff wall. A cone-shaped structure or Mondop was built to cover the picture. Stairs were built from the temple area to the Mondop and go onward to the cliff that is over the Mondop. There are interesting prehistoric paintings on the cliff: behind the door area, there are drawings of animals (deer). Beside the door, there are pictures of hands and symbols. The west of Phra Phutthachai is the Ascetic Cave, where there are paintings of chickens, Buddha images and symbols.
The Cho Po Ro cliff wall has large, sophisticated drawings like the paintings of the prehistoric period that were found at Pha Taem in Ubon Ratchathani. The drawings were painted with wood oil, dating from 3,000 years ago.
They represent the communication symbols of the same group and presumably were ritual mediums and reflect the beliefs of people of those times.
Crocodile Farm and Zoo is on the same route to Wat Phra Phutthachai and located near the east of Khao Phra Phutthachai. The farm consists of a crocodile breeding pond and has various species of animals such as deer, monkeys, and birds.
Tham Si Wilai is in Wat Tham Si Wilai at Tambon Na Phra Lan, some 22 kilometres from Saraburi town. The cave houses Phra Phutthanaowarat, a Buddha image of the Chiang Saen period as well as beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. From here, visitors could appreciate scenic views of mountain ranges.
Pha Sadet is on the side of a railway in Tambon Thap Kwang, 30 kilometres from Saraburi town along Mittraphap Road. Drive for about 25 kilometres, turn left 5 kilometres at Ban Sap Bon School. The place is a cliff that the King Rama V and the Queen paid a visit when the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima railway was built in 1895. They also inscribed the royal monograms and on the cliff.
Tham Phra Phothisat is in Wat Tham Phra Phothisat, Tambon Thap Kwang, 32 kilometres from Saraburi town, 15 kilometres along Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) to Nakhon Ratchasima and 11 kilometres along the access road following the road sign. The cave is situated in the middle of Khao Nam Phu. It houses a bas-relief Buddha image on the wall, a Lankan pagoda of the Dvaravati period as well as monumental stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is teeming with various kinds of trees. Tham Thammathat, Tham Lumphini, Tham Sangat Chedi and a stone garden can be seen in the area.
Tham Phra That Charoen Tham is accessed via 2 routes: Drive for 12 kilometres from the town along Mittraphap Road and turn left to Kaeng Khoi district through the market and 8 kilometres over the Adireksan Bridge (which was built over Pa Sak River). Alternatively, drive for 15 kilometres from the town along Highway No. 1 (Lop Buri route) to Phu Khae Witthaya School and then drive for 10 kilometres from the Phu Khae-Kaeng Khoi Road (opposite the Phu Khae Witthaya School).
The distinctive walking path around the cave is covered with marble. The cave is divided into 3 large rooms: the first is "Tham Bo Pla” where various kinds of fish swim into this room; the second is "Tham Thong Phra Rong” which contains beautiful stalagmites and stalactites that are shaped like Kuan Im image (the Chinese Goddess) and three Chinese Gods symbolising luck, windfall, and longevity; and the third is divided into small rooms where you can see plenty of stalactites and stalagmites shaped like corals. Moreover, the large caves behind this cave, Tham Sam Khao and Tham Thep Prathan are worth visiting.
Phra Phutthabat Noi is located in a limestone valley in the area of Wat Phra Phutthabat Noi, Tambon Song Khon, 20 kilometres from the Saraburi town along Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left to Kaeng Khoi district then over the Adireksan Bridge, and turn left again along Adireksan Road, and then drive for 7.5 kilometres and turn right to Song Khon-Phra Bat Noi-Phu Khae Road to Wat Phra Phutthabat Noi. The beautiful and striking replica of Lord Buddha's Footprint is in the ground and is 1 cubit wide and 3 cubits long.
Cruising Along the Pa Sak River The Pa Sak River, which runs through the area of Kaeng Khoi district, offers beautiful scenery of forests and mountains along the river, hills and high cliffs, which have animal shapes. Boat trips are operated by some riverside resorts such as the Suphalai Pasak Resort tel. 0-3630-6270-2 and Bangkok 0-2260-2223-6.
Sao Rong Hai is in Chao Mae Takhian Tong Shrine at Wat Sung, Tambon Sao Hai. It is located 500 meters from Sao Hai District Office. It is a large pillar, which is believed to be a female spirit because offerings people give to this pillar are all female items. According to legend, when Bangkok was built as the capital, there was a decree that the most beautiful pillars from all over the country would be taken to Bangkok for selection to find the City Pillar.
Saraburi sent a nearly perfect pillar by floating it down the Pa Sak River. However, it arrived just after the selection of another pillar was made and it was designated as a secondary pillar instead. If it had arrived in time, it would have been chosen as the city pillar because of its large size and unmatched beauty. The pillar became very sad and floated itself back to Saraburi where it later sank. Afterwards, villagers would report hearing crying sounds. Hence, the name of the Tambon as Tambon Sao Rong Hai and its subsequent name of "Amphoe Sao Hai.”
Wat Khao Kaeo Worawiharn is at Tambon Ton Tan and on the right side of Pa Sak River. The temple was constructed at Hin Lat Pier in front of Wat Khao Kaeo during the reign of King Rama IV and was used as his residence when the King visited Sao Hai district. Under the royal command of King Rama IV, the temple was renovated and upgraded to a royal monastery. It has a peaceful ambience.
Wat Samut Pradittharam is situated at Tambon Suan Dok Mai and is a royal monastery. Its attractive chapel houses distinctive and beautiful mural paintings. During November-December, the temple holds an annual boat race.
Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan is located in Tambon Khun Khlon, 28 kilometres north of the town, turn left 1 km. before arriving in Phra Phutthabat district. The important historical site here is "Lord Buddha's Footprint " that was found on a stone panel near Suwan Banpot Hill or Satchaphanthakhiri Hill. Lord Buddha's Footprint measures 21 inches wide, 5 feet long, and 11 inches deep. The footprint was discovered during the reign of King Songtham of Ayutthaya. The footprint had 108 religious aspects, so he commanded a temporary Mondop be built to cover the footprint and it has been refurbished several times.
The Mondop is a square building, has a seven-tier castle roof and each is roofed with green glazed tiles. Each level is decorated with an arch supported by wood, gold and colored glasses. The external walls are also decorated with gold and coloured glasses in the shapes of mythological gods and lotus top. The pearl inlaid artwork on the Mondop doors represents one of the best craftsmanship in the country. The Mondop entrance has three Naga (mythical serpents) stairs, each conveying the meaning of silver, gold, and glass stairs that stretch from the heavens. A five-headed Naga cast in bronze flanks the stairs. The Mondop is surrounded by bells, which visitors can rap to make merit. The surrounding ubosot and vihara were built according to the architecture of the Ayutthaya and early Rattanakosin periods.
In the temple compound there is the Phra Phutthabat National Museum which displays various precious artifacts including King Songtham's attire, ceramics, bronzeware, old weapons, a replica of Lord Buddha's footprint, an old Mondop top, "Phat Yot” (ecclesiastical fans) from various periods, and the pipe dating from the King Narai period. The Phra Phutthabat Festival is held twice a year, during the eighth day of the waxing moon until the first day of the waning moon in the third month and the fourth month of the lunar calendar.
Bo Phran Lang Nua is near Wat Phra Phutthabat. It is a small stone well. At the mouth of the well are knee prints. There are stone slopes and a deep hole the size of a milk can near the well. The water that flows from the hole is believed to be holy water. According to legend, Bun, a hunter who found Lord Buddha's Footprint, washed game meat at this well by kneeling down and the small hole was made from his spear which was stuck into the ground. There is a continuous flow of water from the well.
Tham Prathun is in Tambon Khun Khon, 3 kilometres from Phra Phutthabat. Under the royal command of King Rama IV the pagoda was built to house Lord Buddha's relics. Maha Sanuk Cave and Wiman Chak Cave are in this area.
Tham Phra That is some 8 kilometres from the south of Wat Phra Phutthabat and is on a hilltop 100 metres up. The beautiful cave houses a Buddha image.
Tham Thep Nimit Than Thong Daeng is a prehistoric cave located at Wat Phu Kham Banphot, Tambon Phu Kham Chan. New stone age artifacts were found in the mountain range nearby. They are similar or identical to those found at Ban Tha Khae and Sap Champa in Lop Buri. It is surmised that people living in those areas may have developed a relationship.
Muak Lek Arboretum is 37 kilometres from Saraburi town along Mittraphap Road. The entrance is on the left side and opposite the store of the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand.It covers an area of 150 acres and is an intermediate forested area between Muak Lek district, Saraburi and Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima. The lively stream originates from the tributaries in Khao Yai National Park that flow into Pa Sak River that is the border between the two provinces. The stream has rock slopes and a small beautiful cascade. Along the stream are bridges and various kinds of plants and flowers.
Rai Kusuma is a farm located 1-2 kilometres before arriving at Chet Sao Noi waterfall, or 7 kilometres through Muak Lek waterfall. The area has a scenic landscape and a stream, making the place ideal for relaxation.
Namtok Chet Sao Noi or Namtok Sao Noi is a waterfall located at Tambon Muak Lek, on the same route as Namtok Muak Lek and continue on for another 9 kilometres on an asphalt road. The waterfall flows along a stream and has 7 levels. The height of each level is 4 metres and offers a spacious shady swimming area.
Tham Dao Khao Kaeo is at Tambon Phaya Klang, 35 kilometres from Muak Lek district or 75 kilometres from Saraburi town. To visit the cave, visitors must climb the stairs from the foot of the hill to the mouth of the cave about 100 metres up. When the light shines on the cave's cell, it will sparkle like beautiful red, black and brown stars. The beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations are on the cell and the wall.
Sunflower Fields are found between Lop Buri and Saraburi along the Phatthana Nikhom-Wang Muang route. From December to January (Thai winter season), the sunflowers along the road attract all passersby when they are in full bloom.
Chedi Phra Khun Mae is in Wat Khlong Mai, Tambon Nong Mu, 42 kilometres from the town along Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Bangkok, passing Hin Kong and Nong Khae Market. Before arriving at Noraphiphat Bridge, go to the access road on the left side (the entrance of Wat Khlang Mai) and turn left for 15 kilometres through Nong Khae district office. The chedi (pagoda) has a shape like Phra Pathom Chedi and contains a replica of Lord Buddha ‘s Footprint that is enshrined on a lotus base and surrounded with daily Buddha images. It was built for sons and daughters to remind them of the kindness of mothers.
Tambon Phai Tam Bird Sanctuary is in the house of Mr. Tom Muanmaen, the former headsman of the village in Mu 6, Tambon Phai Tam, 17 kilometres from the town along Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Km. 84, on the left side there is the road sign to Wat Rat Satthatham or Wat Phai Tam and turn left about 800 ms. The place is home to various species of birds including Black Starling, dove, White-breasted Waterhen, Little Cormorant, Black-Crowned Night-Heron, and bittern. The birds leave their nets searching for food in early morning and come back in the evening. The house occupies an area of 1.2 acres.
Hae Phra Khiao Kaeo , or Celebrations of Lord Buddha's Tooth. Buddhists believe that "Phra Khiao Kaeo” is the tooth of Lord Buddha. The festival is held on the first day of the waxing moon in the fourth month of the lunar calendar. The people of Amphoe Phra Phutthabat will present the tooth that is to be taken from Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan Museum and bear it in a procession around the town. They believe that if the procession is held, they will live in wealth and happiness.
Tak Bat Dok Mai , the Food Offering Festival, is an important event of Phra Phutthabat district. This impressive merit-making ceremony is held to coincide with the start of the annual three-month Buddhist Lent (around June-July) when Buddhist monks must stay in their temples. In the morning, the people will offer food and candles to Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan, Tambon Khun Khon, Phra Phutthabat district. They will go to collect a kind of flower called "The Flower of Buddhist Lent”, to offer to the monks for merit. The herb-like flower has yellow or white colors and is found at a hillside only during the Buddhist Lent period in Saraburi. While the monks come along the passage to bring the flowers to pay homage to Lord Buddha's Footprint, people will wait at the stairs with a bowl of clean water floating Mimusops. They will pour the water onto the feet of the monks and the novices as a means of cleaning one's mind.
Phra Phutthabat Homage-paying Festival Stems from the time when Lord Buddha's Footprint was found in the reign of King Songtham of Ayutthaya. The mondop was built to cover the footprint. At present, the footprint is situated at Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan, Tambon Khun Khon. A large number of Thais and foreigners come to Phra Phutthabat during the event. The event is held twice a year: from the first day till the fifteenth day of the waxing moon in the third month of the lunar calendar totalling 15 days; and from the eighth day until the fifteenth day of the waxing moon in the fourth month of the lunar calendar for 8 days.
Chao Pho Khao Tok Festival or Chao Pho Khao Tok Procession is an annual festival. The event features the supernatural power performances of Chao Pho Khao Tok and walking on fire, Lo Ko dragon parade, and Chinese opera. Mostly Chinese people, especially the pupils of Chao Pho Khao Tok, will come to join the festival. The event is held from the first day of the waxing moon in the fourth month of the lunar calendar for 4 days at Wat Phra Phutthabat Ratchaworamahawihan in Phra Phutthabat district.
Kam Fa Festival is held on the second day of the waxing moon in the third month of the lunar calendar. The festival features folk entertainments and activities including a pitch and toss game, cockfighting, toasting ricein bamboo, etc. On the third day of waxing moon in the third month of the lunar calendar, people perform merit making and attend sermons, cook and tell stories about ancestors. The festival takes place annually at Tambon Phai Lio, Don Phut district.
Songkran Song Nam Sao Nang Takian Wat Sung is held annually on April 23 in front of Wat Sung's chapel, Sao Hai district. People perform merit making by pouring water to the elders and to Nang Takian pillar.
Pa Sak Boat Racing Festival is a major annual regatta that takes place in front of Sao Hai district office's pier on the last Saturday or Sunday of September. Famous boats from all over the country join in the race. This festival preserves local tradition.
Hotels and accommodation
- I-Nguan : 497 Phichai Ronnarong Songkham Road Amphoe Muang [0 3621 1061] :100-180 baht
- Kieo An Hotel : 273-285 Pahonyothin Road Amphoe Muang [0 3622 2022-9 Fax: 0 3622 2230-7] : 500-3,900 baht
- Kieo-An : 273-285 Phahonyothin Road Amphoe Muang [0 3622 2022-9] : 500-3,900 baht
- Saen Suk : 194 Phahonyothin Road Amphoe Muang [0 3622 1638, 0 3621 1104] : 190-260 baht
- Saeng Thai Villa : 518 Sut Banthat Road Amphoe Muang [0 3621 1078, 0 3621 2115] : 100-300 baht
- Sap Sin Rung Ruang : 471-3 Phahonyothin Road Amphoe Muang [0 3622 2206-8] : 460-1,800 baht
- Saraburi Hotel : 68 Sut Banthat Road Amphoe Muang [0 3621 1646, 0 3621 1500, 0 3621 1861] : 260-550 baht
- Saraburi Inn : 111 Mu 2 Mittraphap Road Amphoe Muang [0 3621 2492-3, 0 3631 4888-95 Bangkok Tel: 0 2388 0775-6] : 800-2,500 baht
- Thanomsong : 1210 Phra Charoen Road Amphoe Muang [0 3621 1196] : 120-200 baht
- Chit Praphai Chalet : 112/2 Mu 3 Mittraphap-Sukhaphiban6 Road, Tambon Thap Kwang Amphoe Kaeng Khoi [0 3635 7300 Bangkok Tel: 0 2884 9313-4] : 600-4,000 baht
- Kaeng Khoi Resort : 7 Mu 1 Tambon Song Khoi Amphoe Kaeng Khoi [0 3624 4392] : 250 baht
- Rai Wansanit Resort : 89 Mu 3 Kaeng Khoi-Ban Na Road, Tambon Tha Maprang Amphoe Kaeng Khoi [0 3621 1333 Bangkok Tel: 0 2511 0064, 0 2513 2144] : 800-1,100 baht
- Siriporn : 421-5 Liap San tisuk Road Amphoe Keang Khoi [0 3624 4082] : 80-160 baht
- Supalai Pasak Resort : 79 Mu 1, Tambon Tha Khlo Amphoe Khaeng Khoi [0 3622 0066 Bangkok Tel: 0 2260 2223-6, 0 2258 9494] : 1,000-6,000 baht
- Thai Niyom : 376-8 Liap San tisuk Road Amphoe Kaeng Khoi [0 3624 4185] : 60-120 baht
- Thong Thong Resort :: Tambon Kaeng Khoi Amphoe Kaeng Khoi [0 3624 4230 Bangkok Tel: 0 2279 8805] : -
- Chim Kun Camp : P.O. Box 9, Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1650] :: :: -
- Dao Den Resort : 122 Mu 2 Tambon Muak Lek Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1745 Bangkok Tel: 0 2579 0436] : 500-2,200 baht
- Forest Hill Resort : 195 Mu 3 Tambon Mittraphap Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1732] : 1,800-3,000 baht
- Mission Health Resort : 195/5 Tambon Muak Lek Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1621-2 Bangkok Tel: 0 2282 1100, 0 2281 1422]
- Muak Lek Camping : 14 Mu 2 Tambon Muak Lek, 3 kms. from Muak Lek Market Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1027] : 600-2,800 baht
- Muak Lek Paradise Resort : 42/2 Mu 2 Tambon Muak Lek Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3633 0135, 330195 Bangkok Tel: 0 2719 9054-8] : 1,200 baht / 2,400-4,500 baht
- Muak Lek Steak House Resort : 1.5 kms. from Muak Lek Market Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1011, 0 3634 1072] : 300-3,000 baht
- Muan Fan : Mu 1 Tambon Sap San un Amphoe Muak Lek : 500-3,300 baht
- Park Hill Resort : 2 kms. from Muak Lek Market Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1464 Bangkok Tel: 0 2208 9200-3] : 1,200-4,000 baht
- Phetcharat Camp : Km. 136 Mittraphap Road Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1530 Bangkok Tel: 0 2588 3689, 0 2588 2546] : 400-1,400 baht
- Phu Than Resort : 65 Mu 2 Tambon Phayayen Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1151-2 Bangkok Tel: 0 2970 6063] : 1,300-7,000 baht
- Rai Kusuma : 7 kms. from Muak Lek Waterfall Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1495 Bangkok Tel: 0 2561 4357, 0 2579 1591,0 2561 4363] : 450-6,000 baht
- Rai Panawan : 7 kms. before Chet Sao Noi Waterfall Amphoe Muak Lek : 500-3,000 baht
- Rai Rim Than : 4.5 kms. from Muak Lek Market Amphoe Muak Lek [Bangkok Tel: 0 2573 8782] : 500-3,000 baht
- Sai Than Rally Resort : 4 kms. from Muak Lek Market Amphoe Muak Lek : 500-1,500 baht
- Suai Suai Resort : 92 Mu 8 Tambon Mittraphap Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 2017-9] : 900-1,000 baht
- Suksan : 216/1 Mu 12 Tambon Thankasem Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3626 6815] : 100-200 baht
- Thep Prathan Park View : 111 Mu 6, Km. 138 Mittaphap Road Amphoe Muak Lek [0 3634 1755-6 Bangkok Tel: 0 2552 7614] : 600-3,560 baht
- Suk San ti : 216/1 Mu12 Tambon Thankasem Amphoe Phra Phuttabat [0 3626 6815] : 100-200 baht
- Suksan : 64/1 Phahonyothin Road Amphoe Phra Phuttabat [0 3626 6527] : 60-120 baht
- Thanin Hotel : 45 Phahonyothin Road Amphoe Phra Phuttabat [0 3626 6088] : 110-200 baht
- Thawisap : 98 Makkhaprasit Road Amphoe Phra Phuttabat [0 3626 6108] : 60-120 baht
- Amphoe Muang
- Kiew Un : Sut Banthat 3-way intersection, Tel: 0-3622-2022-9
- Jed Pee Nong Noodles : Pichai Narong Songkhram Rd.
- Krua Mae Boonruang : 209/2 Phaholyothin Rd., Tel: 0-3622-1477
- Ngai Ngai : Pichai Narong Songkhram Rd., Tel: 0-3622-2346
- Ja-eh : 16/8 Tesabal Rd., Pak Pliew, Tel: 0-3622-1770
- Chor. Lertrot : 315 Phaholyothin Rd., Tel: 0-3621-1279
- Chawala : 173/28 Sut Banthat Rd., Pak Pliew, Tel: 0-3622-1581
- Chao Dong : Phaholyothin Rd.
- Sindong Restaurant : Sut Banthat Rd., pass the Bus Terminal, Tel: 0-3622-1502
- Talub Ngern : Pichai Narong Songkhram Rd., Tel: 0-3622-3622
- Amphoe Nong Khae
- Lai Sen : Across from Yu Sabai Village, Coke Yae
- Sombat : 8/2 Phaholyothin Rd., Tel: 0-3637-1550
- Hin Kong Pochana : 68 Phaholyothin Rd., Tel: 0-3637-1585
- Amphoe Don Put
- Jing Jai : 41 Moo 2, Pho Phraya-Tha Rua Rd., Tel: 0-3639-5115
- Amphoe Muak Lek
- Krue Tor : Mitrapab Rd., 134-135 Km post marker
- Muak Lek : 67/11-12 Mitrapab Rd., entrance to Amphoe Muak Lek
- Amphoe SaohaiKrua
- Saohai : Pichai Narong Songkhram Rd., at the Wimon Witayanukul School intersection
- Amphoe Phra Phutthabat
- Suki Nok Noi : 41/1 Phaholyothin Rd., Moo 9, Pukachan
How to get there
* By Car
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin) to the traffic roundabout at Bang Pa- In, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and then turn right to Mittraphap Road, which is some 60 kilometers from Saraburi town.
* By Bus
There are many daily regular buses and air-conditioned coaches from the Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet II Road. Call : 0-2537-8055 for more information.
* By Train
From Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong), there are daily Bangkok-Saraburi trains. A stop at Kaeng Khoi and Muak Lek could also be made. Call the Travel Service Bureau at 0-2223-7010 or 0-2223-7020 for more information.