|The Emblem of Chachoengsao|
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.
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.
| 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
once a dominion
under Chachoengsao's sovereignty, are the first testimony advocative to
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|
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
Trains leave from Bangkok Railway Station (Hualamphong) - 13 Baht; a number of trains throughout the day.
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.