The Emblem of Suphanburi

Introduction





     Muang Suphanburi has been properous since th Dhavaravadi Sri  Suwanaphum  and  was formerly called Phanthum Buri. It was constructed  during  the  year  877-882  A.D. on the left bank of the Tha  Chin  River  in  the  vicinity  of  Tambon  Rua Yai  adjacent to Tambon  Phihan  Daeng.  Later  on  when  the  Phanthum era was over,   King   Katae  (half  Thai  half  Mon) was  crowned  and  after ascending  to the throne he commanded the town to be moved to the right bank of the Tha Chin River, to construct Wat Sanam Chai and  to restore Wat Pa Lelai. He then persuaded 2,000 officials to enter  the  monkhood. The name of the town was then changed to be song Phan Buri (city of two thousands) Later on, King U Thong moved the location to the southern bank (west of Tha Chin River). The city was given a new name as U Thong until the reign of King Khun    Luang    Pha   Ngua   when   the   name   was   changed   to Suphanburi.   Suphanburi   had  been  an  important  border  town. Involving battles and wars. This caused regular damage through all  ages  in  the  past until the Ratanakosin era during the reign of King   Rama   VI.   Then  the  Suphanburi  communities  were con-
solidated  and  settle  down  on  the  east  bank  of  the  Tha River (Suphan River) as it is now.

    Suphanburi   is   located  some  169  kilometers  from  Bangkok  (approximately  100  kilometers through  the  new  Nonthaburi-Suphanburi  Highway . from  the Khae Rai Intersection is Nonthaburi Province  it  is  only  72  kilometers  to  Suphanburi ) occupying an area of 5,358 square kilometers and  is adminstratively divided into 10 Amphoes : Muang, Doem Bang Nangbuat, Bangpla Ma, Si Prachan, Song Phi Nong. Sam Chuk, Uthong, Don Chedi, Dan Chang and Nong Yasai.

Borders
North:
South:
East:
West:
Chainat and Uthai Thani
Nakhon Pathom
Angthong, Ayutthaya and Sing Buri
Kanchanaburi

Distance from Suphanburi city of nearby Provinces
Angthong
Ayutthaya
Chainat
Kanchanaburi
Nakhon Pathom
Sing Buri
45 kms.
60 kms.
99 kms.
95 kms.
108 kms.
90 kms.

Distance from Suphanburi city to its districts
Bangpla Ma
Dan Chang
Doem Bang Nangbuat
Don Chedi
Nong Yasai
Sam Chuk
Si Prachan
Song Phi Nong
Uthong
10 kms.
79 kms.
52 kms.
33 kms.
56 kms.
39 kms.
21 kms.
69 kms.
32 kms

How to get there
By Bus
Direct air-conditioned buses leave every hour from the Northern Bus Terminal on Phahonythin Rd. (Tel.(02) 9361972,9362841), starting from 05.00 a.m.-06.00 p.m.
The fares are 52 baht by first air-conditioned.
The fares are 45 baht by second air-conditioned.
The fares are 32 baht by non air-conditioned.

By Train
Direct  Train  leave  from  Bangkok  Noi  Station  (Hua  Lamphong) Tel.(02) 2250300. There is only one train. Depature time
04.30  p.m.  Arrival  time  06.00  p.m.  It 's  leave  from  Suphanburi 05.00 a.m. Arrival time 08.00 a.m. Fare is 40 baht for the Special Disel Railcar.