Located in the main part of the city, it was erectedduring the reign of King Rama III to protect the city from enemies. During the reign of King Rama V, it was used by the military against the Chinese opium traders. The area on front of the fort has now been arranged as a public park to allow people to admire the scenery of the Bangpakong River. Behind the wall, there are large cannons, remnants of the past.
Boat Trip Along the Bangpakong River Boat Trip
The Bangpakong River flows down from above the Korat Plateau through Prachinburi and Chachoengsao provinces out into the Gulf of Thailand at Bangpakong, a distance of approximately 230 kilometers. From the city of Chachoengsao. there are boat tours along the Bangpakong River that allow people to admire the nature of both side of the river, which includes fruit plantations, mangoes, and a variety of river life. Travel pass places of interest; for example, the fort and ancient city wall, groups of old rafts, a variety of Thai and Chinese temples, and foreign churches.
This trip has many interesting aspects that are typically Thai. The distance of this route is approximately 25 kilometers, and it takes approximately 3 hours. Boats can be rented from the pier at Wat Sothon. or at the pier in front of the market in the city.
Khao Hin Sorn Development Study Center
Is located on Highway 304 at km. 51-52 approximately 15 kilometers from PhanomSarakham. This agricultural development study center was established in 1979, and hasa total area of 1,227 rai (196 hectares). With the co-operation of both the governmentand the private sector, the aim of the center is to promote sustainable agriculture inaccordance with the wishes of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej by demonstrating to and educating the people in various forms of agriculture.Examples of this are the development of soil and water conservation, forestry, and livestock. A herbal project has also been established, so that research work may beundertaken with regard to the benefits of various plants as well as other herds. There is accommodation for approximately 120-150 people; however, bookingsmust be made in advance. It is also necessary to bring your own food and beverage.
Also known as the Bio-science and Technology Center, is located in Amphoe Sanamchai district.
Follow Route 3259 for approximately 3 kilometers.
The total area of the center is 10 rai, which is shaded with various species of plants thatare used in Thai herbal medicine. In the interior of this property, there is the original oldwooden house which is designed in the typical Thai style. The downstairs area of the house is open whereas the upstairs area has some handicrafts, household goods, and other oldarticles of a bygone era. Behind the house ,there is a small rice silo as well as equipmentto thresh rice. Opposite the house, there is a small library with books on different varieties of herbs. Scattered among the trees are various farming implements ploughs, carts, etc. which may have been used in the past.
For those who want to experience the peace and tranquility of the forest, there is a place for camping with shower/toilet facilities ; however, it is necessary to bring your own food and beverage.