Prachinburi Travel Guide

The primary municipality of the province of the same name is best known for being the gateway to the popular Khao Yai National Park. Prachinburi is also a town with plenty in the way of interesting historical and cultural sights.

Aside from tourism, the town’s chief income is drawn predominantly from the rice and sugar industries, but charcoal and hardwoods also represent a proportion of the financial gains. At just 60 miles from Bangkok, the town’s industrial relationship with Thailand’s capital city is significant.

The aforementioned Khao Yai National Park is popular with visitors, as is the similarly scenic Tab Larn National Park. Both parks are ideal for lovers of the great outdoors and anyone wanting an easy escape from the concrete jungle of Bangkok.

Getting There & Away

Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is the closest international airport to Prachinburi. From here travelers can take a taxi to Mo Chit Bus Terminal, from where air-conditioned bus services to Prachinburi are available. Journey time from Bangkok is around 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours. Trains from Hualamphong take longer at between 2 and 3 hours.

Things to Do

Prachinburi Attractions

Khao Yai National Park

The country’s first ever national park, established in 1962.

Shrine of King Naresuan the Great

A shrine dedicated to this much revered historical figure.

Prachinburi Cultural Center

Built during the reign of king rama v.

Prachinburi National Museum

A visitor center focusing on archeological finds from the region.