Sing Buri Tourist Information
Changwat Sing Buri was established in the year 1895 during the reign of King Rama V through a consolidation of three small towns located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River north of Ang Thong. The three small towns, Sing Buri, In Buri, and Phrom Buri, were then established as a new town on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River at Tampon Bang Phutsa and name Muang Sing Buri. Changwat Sing Buri currently occupies an area of 822 square kilometers and is divided into six Amphoes: Muang, In Buri, Bang Rachan, Khai Bang Rachan, Phrom Buri and Tha Chang.
Wat Sawang Arom This monastery, situated in Amphoe Muang, is a centre of Buddha image sculpting, the technique of which was handed down from Ban Chang Lor school in Thon Buri. The collection of Nang Yai, a king of shadow play, at Wat Sawang Arom with 300 pieces in good condition is the most complete in Thailand.
Chaksi Reclining Buddha This highly revered Buddha image is housed at Wat Phra Non Chaksi, three kilometers from the township. The Buddha image itself is almost 46 meters long and is open daily to the public.
Wat Na Phrathat This monastery first called by the villagers "Wat Hua Muang" and later changed to the present name, is located west of the Chaksi Reclining Buddha in Tambon Chaksi, Amphoe Muang Sing Buri. It houses a very old prang which is assumed to have been built during the ancient Khmer's glory.
Wat Phikun Thong Called "Wat Luang Pho Phae" by the villager, it is some nine kilometers from Wat Phar Non Chaksi (Chaksi Reclining Buddha) in Tambon Wihan Khao, Amphoe Tha Chang. People from all directions like to come to this monastery to pay their homage to Luang Phaw Phae. The main attractions of this monastery are (1)Thailand's largest sitting Buddha image called "Phra Yai Prathanphon" or "Phra Phuttha Suwan Mongkhon Mahamuni" constructed by Luang Phaw Phae, and (2) Dharma Garden, a peaceful corner for mind purification.
Monument Of Heroes And Khai Bang Rachan Park Khai Bang Rachan Park is an arboretum for relaxation having a monument concerning the heroes of Bang Rachan. The inauguration ceremony for this monument was performed by the present King Rama IX. The figures on the monument refer to the villagers of Bang Rachan who performed a unique performance in Thai history during the reign of King Ekkathat in 1765 through fighting against the Burmese enemy pact of whose armed forces passed by Bang Rachan. Despite being many more troops than the villagers, the Burmese troops had to make eight attacks against the village before it was defeated due to its shortage of weapons. Rich heroic performance has been currently appraised among the Thai. The fortress seen in the park area is the replica imitated from the ancient actual design. There are some important statutory monuments such as Wat Pho Kao Ton (Nine Bodhi Trees Monastery), a Vihara housing the statue of Phra Archan Thammachot, a Buddhist monk who was an outstanding leader of Bang Rachan villagers at that time. The Park is located 13 kms. away from town on Sing Buri-Khai Bang Rachan Suphanburi Road.
Wat Phra Prang and Noi River Kiln Site This is located in Tambon Choeng Mat, Amphoe Bang Rachan, some 17 km. from Sing Buri township, the Wat contains within its precincts a Prang assumed to he constructed during the reign of King Narai the Great. The Prang measures 60 m. high with 20 m. wide at its base. There is a hill topped with a reproduced Buddha's footprint within the Prang. In addition, traces of 3-4 ancient kilns dating back to Ayutthaya period had been found in a nearby area. The kilns were relatively large and once produced various kinds of pottery such as jar, bowl, mortar, pot, gable top, floor tile, etc.
In Buri National MuseumThere are several exquisite archaeological subjects such as King Rama V's palanquin, large shadow play characters of Wat Prasuk, various monk ranking ecclesiastical fans from the period of King Rama V, Green Stone Buddha Image, ancient sugar cane crushing machine, etc. Near the museum lies Wat Bot, an old monastery having a most unusual style of construction, e.g., using the iron rails as the core of the lower part, and the entire Ubosot is of wooden work having splendid craftmanship on its carved door and window panels.