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Chainat
About Chainat

Chai Nat is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. The community was moved from the old site at Sankhaburi during the reign of King Rama IV. Chai Nat was an important town used several times as a base to confront the Burmese army. Every time, the Burmese were defeated, earning Chai Nat its name, which mean “place of victory”. Chai Nat features a diversity of natural, historical, and cultural attractions, including the Chao Phraya Dam, the Chai Nat Bird Sanctuary, and the Chai Nat Muni National Museum.

How to go
From Bangkok, there are both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses to Chai Nat. Buses leave Bangkok’s Mo Chit 2 Northern Bus Terminal daily from 5.00 a.m. to 5.50 p.m. It takes two and a half hours to travel between Bangkok and Chai Nat. For more information, contact the Transport Co. Ltd, Tel: 0 2537 8055; Chai Nat Tour, Tel: 0 2936 3608 or 0 5641 2264.
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Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan

This is an old temple on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Located 4 kilometres from the town, it can be accessible by Route Nos. 340 and 3183. There is an old pagoda housing Lord Buddhas relics. It had been originally constructed with laterite in the Khmer period and was renovated in the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods.

Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan
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