Chaiyaphum Travel Guide

Situated in central Thailand, Chaiyaphum is 342kms from Bangkok. Although not the most exciting place in Thailand, people travel to Chaiyaphum to see its fields full of beautiful flowers.

Although you won’t find many fancy western restaurants, luxurious hotels or go-go bars in Chaiyaphum, the town is surrounded by natural beauty such as a couple of national parks, waterfalls and caves to explore. This is a good place to walk in the countryside and discover Thailand’s natural beauty.

There are a number of silk weaving villages scattered around Chaiyaphum, and these are good places to visit to witness the traditional skill and pick up a souvenir or two before heading back to the touristy vibe of one of Thailand’s bigger cities.

Getting There & Away

The most direct way to get to Chaiyaphum is by taking a bus from Bangkok (5 hours), which will stop at the town’s bus station. Alternatively, planes fly to the neighboring cities of Ratchasima or Khon Kaen (2 hours, 30 minutes) and there is a regular bus service from both of these places to Chaiyaphum.

Things to Do

Chaiyaphum Attractions

Pa Hin Ngam National Park

This large park contains many types of pretty wildflowers as well as 56 kinds of birds and 21 types of mammals.

Phra That Nong Sam Muen

T his ancient buddhist pagoda is 32 meters wide and 45 meters high and features artwork from the lanna, lan chang and ayutthaya periods.

Ban Noen Salao

This pretty village is famous for its silk and cotton weaving.