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จุดตรวจคัดกรองผู้ป่วย Covid-19 ที่ จ.หนองคาย เมื่อวันที่ 27 มีนาคม 2020

ที่มา: สำนักข่าวกรมประชาสัมพันธ์

 

A Covid-19 checkpoint on Mittraphap road in Nong Khai province on 27 March 2020.

 

source: Thai PRD

thainews.prd.go.th/th/news/detail/TCATG200327114218322

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

 

จุดตรวจคัดกรองผู้ป่วย Covid-19 ที่ จ.หนองคาย เมื่อวันที่ 27 มีนาคม 2020

ที่มา: สำนักข่าวกรมประชาสัมพันธ์

 

A Covid-19 checkpoint on Mittraphap road in Nong Khai province on 27 March 2020.

 

source: Thai PRD

thainews.prd.go.th/th/news/detail/TCATG200327114218322

Insane traffic jam on highway 2 (Thanon Mittraphap Riad) during the New Yearss Day 2018 exodus - about 8 to 12 million people travelling to their homeland (mostly in North East Thailand or Isaan). Each travelling family on a car takes about 8 to 13 hours driving to reach their home on this period.

A 1600 ISO dusk shot of Bangkoks downtown. When I last visited Bangkok about fifteen years ago I was shooting with a film SLR so wouldn't have bothered shooting a shot like this as I'd have probably been stuck with 100 ISO film in my camera, even if I could've switched to 1600 ISO colour film the grain would've been the size of golf balls......

 

Click here to see photos from this and a previous trip to Thailand : www.flickr.com/photos/darrellg/albums/72157600177340620

 

From Wikipedia : "Sukhumvit Road (Thai: ถนนสุขุมวิท, Thanon Sukhumwit), or Thailand Route 3 (Thai: ทางหลวงแผ่นดินหมายเลข 3), is a major road in Thailand, and a major surface road of Bangkok and other cities it winds through. It follows a coastal route from Bangkok to Khlong Yai District, Trat border to Koh Kong, Cambodia

 

Sukhumvit Road is named after the fifth chief of the Department of Highways, Phra Bisal Sukhumvit. It is one of the four major highways of Thailand, along with Phahonyothin Road (Route 1), Mittraphap Road (Route 2) and Phetkasem Road (Route 4)."

 

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Khon Kaen's train station is centrally located between Highway No.2 (Mittraphap Rd.) and Darun Samran Rd.

Mittraphap Rd., Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Mittraphap Rd., Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Khon Kaen's train station is centrally located between Highway No.2 (Mittraphap Rd.) and Darun Samran Rd.

Elegant and stylish with striking 36 and 34 storey condo. One of highest point in Khon Kaen city.

Mittraphap Rd., Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

My first trip to this Province was in February and March 2011. I stayed in a place called Phakdi Chumphon, a small village in the west of the Province. There is not much of a night life around here , but the scenery and the Temples are beautiful and unique. Phakdi Chumphon has it’s local market that I visited most days. There is also the usual household goods and food shops scattered around the village. Chaiyaphum Province is one of the North Eastern Provinces and usually the area is called Issan. It is about 6 hours by bus from Bangkok to the village of Phakdi Chumphon a little longer to Chaiyaphum town. You can catch an air conditioned bus from the new Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal which is also called Chatuchak Bus Terminal.

Each ticket booth stands for one company, not one destination. So check them all out first. Different companies don’t use the same style buses. Some are air conditioned, some not. Some are fairly modern, many are not so do make sure, it’s a long journey, you want the most comfortable. Halfway through the journey they make a stop so that passengers can use the toilets, buy food or drinks, or just stretch their legs. There is nothing on the journey that passes for beautiful scenery and wonderful sights. The first part of it is along many highways before you then start to hit the countryside.

Chaiyaphum Province is bordered by Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun provinces. The province is divided by the Phetchabun mountains, which have a highest peak of 1222 metres. Then to the east of the province is the Korat Plateau. A total of four national parks are located within the province. Tat Ton National Park, which is in the northwest of the province. The main features of this park are the many scenic waterfalls ( although it does need rain to make these a full feature. I visited this park during my first visit and because not much rain had fallen over the past month the rivers and waterfalls were very slow running ).

Then we come to Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province, the features of this Park are the Sai Thong waterfall and fields of Siam Tulips. Fields full of Siam Tulips and other wild flowers can be found in Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the southwest of the province. You will also find here strange rock formations that have been eroded over many thousands of years strange pathways lead around this park, but it’s still not easy to walk round here. Finally Phu Laen Kha National Park that lies in the northwest of the province. This park is noted for its dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls and rocky mountain cliffs. I did visit Tat Ton National Park and Pa Hin Ngam National Park while I was there, you will find the write ups for them further on in the book.

Chaiyaphum Province has 16 Districts and then there are in addition to this a further 124 sub districts and then a further 1393 villages. The Districts are Chaiyaphum, Ban Khao, Khon Sawan, Kaset Sombun, Nong Bua Daeng, Chatturat, Bamnet Narong, Nong Bua Rawe, Thep Sathit, Phu Khiao, Ban Thaen, Kaeng Khro, Khon San, Phakdi Chumphon, Noen Sa-nga, and Sap Yai.

The Provincial seal shows a triangular flag flapping in the breeze, which is a symbol of victory in war. The provincial slogan translates to Enchanted City, home to heroes, mountain peaks, Elephant forests, waterfalls, beautiful silk, lovely ladies and conscientious Buddhists.

There are other ways to get to Chaiyaphum province besides the bus. You can travel by train from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station, there are both normal and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus ride of about 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. By car from Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 ( Phahonyothin Road ) to Saraburi. Then turn right onto Highway No. 2 ( Mittraphap road ) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a distance of about 330 kilometres.

You can also take Highway No. 1 ( Phahonyothin road ) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum Province. There is no air travel to Chaiyaphum Province but you could fly to Khon Kaen or Nakhon Ratchasima then get the bus service from each a distance of about 150 and 119 kilometres respectively. When you are in the town you can use Songthaew's, motorbike taxis or funny little Tuk Tuk service transportation around the town itself.

In the centre of the town you will find a beautiful roundabout and on this you will find the Phraya Phakdi Chumphon (Lae ) Monument The funding came from donations for the people of Chaiyaphum who then built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Chaiyaphum dates back to the 12th century then the Khmer empire. It was then a small city that stood on the route from Angkor and Prasat Singh which is in the province of Kanchanaburi.

Around 1817 this area was again settled by Laotians led by Nai Lae an official from the Viantiane Kingdom. They first settled in Baan Nam Khum Nong E Chan in Nakhon Ratchasima province. However later moved to Chaiyaphum then called Baan Luang. Lao King Anouvong, who came from Viantiane, declared war on Siam, as Thailand was called then, the local ruler in Chaiyaphum Jao Phraya Lae changed his allegiance and then supported the Siamese troops. Until his death in 1826, killed by Laotian troops who were then defeated and all Laos became part of Siam. Jao Phraya Lae was then renamed to Phraya Phakdi Chumphon, the statue being on the island in the centre of that roundabout and he is still considered the local hero. Because of this connection, most people in Chaiyaphum province are in essence, ethically Lao. The language spoken by most of the population here is Issan Language, a dialect of the Lao language.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Wat Khoa Phang Heiy Temple, Chumphon Srimaram, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand

Another new Temple in the making. This is not really suitable for people who have difficulty walking as the terrain is very steep and hilly. Inside the Temple is a consulting room where Thai people can visit monks with medical knowledge, here is made a mixture called Farmer or Farma ( never did find out the correct spelling for it ) which is a potion mixed from wood and herbs and spices as a cure all potion for aches pains and ailments.( see middle picture right ) I can only imagine from the grounds and the buildings started of this is going to be a very impressive Temple for this area of Chaiyaphum

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

My first trip to this Province was in February and March 2011. I stayed in a place called Phakdi Chumphon, a small village in the west of the Province. There is not much of a night life around here , but the scenery and the Temples are beautiful and unique. Phakdi Chumphon has it’s local market that I visited most days. There is also the usual household goods and food shops scattered around the village. Chaiyaphum Province is one of the North Eastern Provinces and usually the area is called Issan. It is about 6 hours by bus from Bangkok to the village of Phakdi Chumphon a little longer to Chaiyaphum town. You can catch an air conditioned bus from the new Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal which is also called Chatuchak Bus Terminal.

Each ticket booth stands for one company, not one destination. So check them all out first. Different companies don’t use the same style buses. Some are air conditioned, some not. Some are fairly modern, many are not so do make sure, it’s a long journey, you want the most comfortable. Halfway through the journey they make a stop so that passengers can use the toilets, buy food or drinks, or just stretch their legs. There is nothing on the journey that passes for beautiful scenery and wonderful sights. The first part of it is along many highways before you then start to hit the countryside.

Chaiyaphum Province is bordered by Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun provinces. The province is divided by the Phetchabun mountains, which have a highest peak of 1222 metres. Then to the east of the province is the Korat Plateau. A total of four national parks are located within the province. Tat Ton National Park, which is in the northwest of the province. The main features of this park are the many scenic waterfalls ( although it does need rain to make these a full feature. I visited this park during my first visit and because not much rain had fallen over the past month the rivers and waterfalls were very slow running ).

Then we come to Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province, the features of this Park are the Sai Thong waterfall and fields of Siam Tulips. Fields full of Siam Tulips and other wild flowers can be found in Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the southwest of the province. You will also find here strange rock formations that have been eroded over many thousands of years strange pathways lead around this park, but it’s still not easy to walk round here. Finally Phu Laen Kha National Park that lies in the northwest of the province. This park is noted for its dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls and rocky mountain cliffs. I did visit Tat Ton National Park and Pa Hin Ngam National Park while I was there, you will find the write ups for them further on in the book.

Chaiyaphum Province has 16 Districts and then there are in addition to this a further 124 sub districts and then a further 1393 villages. The Districts are Chaiyaphum, Ban Khao, Khon Sawan, Kaset Sombun, Nong Bua Daeng, Chatturat, Bamnet Narong, Nong Bua Rawe, Thep Sathit, Phu Khiao, Ban Thaen, Kaeng Khro, Khon San, Phakdi Chumphon, Noen Sa-nga, and Sap Yai.

The Provincial seal shows a triangular flag flapping in the breeze, which is a symbol of victory in war. The provincial slogan translates to Enchanted City, home to heroes, mountain peaks, Elephant forests, waterfalls, beautiful silk, lovely ladies and conscientious Buddhists.

There are other ways to get to Chaiyaphum province besides the bus. You can travel by train from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station, there are both normal and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus ride of about 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. By car from Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 ( Phahonyothin Road ) to Saraburi. Then turn right onto Highway No. 2 ( Mittraphap road ) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a distance of about 330 kilometres.

You can also take Highway No. 1 ( Phahonyothin road ) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum Province. There is no air travel to Chaiyaphum Province but you could fly to Khon Kaen or Nakhon Ratchasima then get the bus service from each a distance of about 150 and 119 kilometres respectively. When you are in the town you can use Songthaew's, motorbike taxis or funny little Tuk Tuk service transportation around the town itself.

In the centre of the town you will find a beautiful roundabout and on this you will find the Phraya Phakdi Chumphon (Lae ) Monument The funding came from donations for the people of Chaiyaphum who then built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Chaiyaphum dates back to the 12th century then the Khmer empire. It was then a small city that stood on the route from Angkor and Prasat Singh which is in the province of Kanchanaburi.

Around 1817 this area was again settled by Laotians led by Nai Lae an official from the Viantiane Kingdom. They first settled in Baan Nam Khum Nong E Chan in Nakhon Ratchasima province. However later moved to Chaiyaphum then called Baan Luang. Lao King Anouvong, who came from Viantiane, declared war on Siam, as Thailand was called then, the local ruler in Chaiyaphum Jao Phraya Lae changed his allegiance and then supported the Siamese troops. Until his death in 1826, killed by Laotian troops who were then defeated and all Laos became part of Siam. Jao Phraya Lae was then renamed to Phraya Phakdi Chumphon, the statue being on the island in the centre of that roundabout and he is still considered the local hero. Because of this connection, most people in Chaiyaphum province are in essence, ethically Lao. The language spoken by most of the population here is Issan Language, a dialect of the Lao language.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Phraya Phakdi Chumphon ( Lae ) Monument The people of Chaiyaphum built the monument in 1975. It is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum called Chao Pho Phraya Lae by the locals. Phraya Phakdi Chumpol statue & shrine of Chao Pho Phraya Lae ( seen top right ) Located at the circle leading into town centre. Honours the founder of Chaiyaphum Province and was built byvoluntary donations form the local people. Not too far from town centre is the site said to be where Phraya Phakdi Chumpol ( Lae ) was assassinated by invaders from Vientiane. Here was erected a shrine in his memory called san chaopho Phrayualae, the title his people bestowed on him, with a statue of his likeness inside, Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his commemoration is held.Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine Every year, a ceremony to pay respect to the shrine is organized during the 6th lunar month prior to Visakha Puja Day. Also, ceremonies to give propitiatory sacrifice to the spirit through a Phi Fa dance are conducted regularly.

Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring Provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay ~ Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent. The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is sub divided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum 2. Ban Khwao 3. Khon Sawan 4. Kaset Sombun 5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat 7. Bamnet Narong 8. Nong Bua Rawe 9. Thep Sathit 10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen 12. Kaeng Khro 13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon 15. Noen Sa-nga 16. Sap Yai.

Getting to and from Chaiyaphum

By Train:

From Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometres to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Centre of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

By Car:

1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) to Saraburi. Turn right onto Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) and turn left into Highway No. 201 at Sikhio District, passing through Dan Khun Thot and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum, a total distance of 330 kilometres.

2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) through Saraburi; at the Phu Khae Intersection take Highway No. 21 to Chai Badan District. Then, take Highway No. 205, passing through Thep Sathit and Chatturat Districts into Chaiyaphum province.

By Bus:

A bus from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 

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