The Emblem of Chachoengsao

Introduction
     Chachoengsao   ,   or   as  commonly  called  "Paet  Riu" ,  is some  100  kilometers  east  of  Bangkok  occupying an area of 5,351  square  kilometers.  Its  area  is  a  low  basin  suitable for cultivation ,   especially    rice,    which    is   an   economic   crop providina  the principal income to the province. Chachoengsao is   administratively   divided  intonine  Amphoes  and  two  King Amphoes : Muang,Bang Khla ,Bang Nam Prieo , Bang Pakong ,Ban Pho , Phanom  Sarakham , SanamChai  Khet, Plaeng Yao ,Ratchasan ,  King   Amphoe   Tha   Takiap  and  King  Amphoe Khong Khuan.

Border
North

South
East
West
Chachoengsao stretches beyond 5,000 square kilometers. Nokhon Nayok and Prachaiburi.
Chonburi and Chanthaburi.
Prachinburi.
Bangkok Metropolis, Samutprakarn and Pathumthani.

Geography
     General  area  of  Chachoengsao is low flat and low plain river. The area to be close to the sea is  mangrove  forest.  And  the  east  area  in  Amphoe  Sanamchaiket  is  high and steep spot and mountain.  It  is  high  from  sea  level about 300 meters up. Chachoengsao has area 5,351 square kilometers.  Prachinburi  and Nakon Nayok in the North, Chonburi in the South, Sakaeo in the East And Samutprakarn and Bangkok in the west.

Employment

     The  majority  of  the population of Chachoengsao are farmers. The cash crops are corn, sugar cane,  tapioca,  cotton, capoc, soy bean, mung bean, rice, crops, depending on their location and seasons.  The  Provincial  Government  has  successfully  promoted  the growing of fruit and Para Rubber  are  Sweet  Tamarinds,  Longans  and  Liches.  These  fruit  tree crops have substantially increased  local  farmers annual incomes. The region has little in the way of large-scale business or industry.

History
     Only   archaeological   assumptions   are  made  that,  thousands  of  years  ago , Bangpakong Riverfront ,  like many other river basins worldwide, was a center of ancient civilization and habitat to  pre - historic  populace.  5,000 year old skeletons and ornaments found at Khok Phanomadee, now    a    village    in    Amphoe    Phanat    Nikhom,    Chonburi,    and    once    a   dominion   under Chachoengsao's sovereignty, are the first testimony advocative to the nation.

     According   to   geographers,   during   7,000  -  2,000   B.C.  the   coastline   where   pre  - historic communities  abode  was  much  farther  inland.  Thus,  the  assumption  that Bangpakong people were forefathers of the renowned Ban Chiang men is sensible.

How to get there
By Bus
     Buses    leave   the   Northern   Bus   Terminal   (Kamphengphet  2)   (Tel:   936-3660,   936-3666) commencing at 04.30 a.m. until 19.00 p.m. throughout the day.
     - Non-air-conditioned cost 26 Baht
     - Air-conditioned cost 36 Baht

By Train
      Trains  leave  from  Bangkok  Railway  Station  (Hualamphong) -  13  Baht;  a  number  of trains throughout the day.

By Car
There are 3 routes.
     1) Bangkok via Minburi following Route 304, is 82 kilometers.
     2) Bangkok via the Bangna-Trad Highway to k.m. 34 then turn onto Route314, is 100 kilometers.
     3) Bangkok via Samut Prakan following Route 3 to Route 314, is 106 kilometers

     Beginning  trave l from  Bangkok  is  serviceable  routes:  either  the  150 km.  National Highway No. 304  (Suwinthawong);  or  the  bypass  starting  from  km 20 to National Highway No.331 No. 34 (Suwinthawong);  or  the  bypass  starting  from  km  20  to  National  Highway  No. 331 the National Highway  No. 34  (Bangna -Trad).  In  immediate  future,  3  more  route bridging Bangkok and Tha Takieb  Sub - district  will  be  completed:  Lad  Krabang - Chachoengsao  Nongchok - Bang Nam Priew - Ban  Sang,  and  the  New  Bangkok - Chonburi  Highway.  The  233  km journey to Kokhon Ratchasima  in the Northeastern Region is facilitated by the Chachoengsao-Kabinburi, Kabinburi-Korat and Chachoengsao-Nakhon Nayok (Bang Nam Priew)- Nakhon Ratchasima Routes.