Sa Kaew Travel Guide

The capital of the province of the same name is a fairly low-key destination and one that is given only a modicum of coverage by most popular guidebooks. That said, if you are looking for somewhere off the beaten track with natural beauty and unspoiled local culture, then it might be worth a visit.

The town is located close to the border between Thailand and Cambodia, so may be of interest as a stop-off point for tourists moving between the two countries. Though the municipality is a relatively new creation, having been founded in 1993, the history of the area dates back as far as the Suwannaphum and Dvaravati periods.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there is no shortage of worthy locations to visit in and around Sa Kaew including seven waterfalls, two national parks, a dam and a reservoir. There are also plenty of traditional Buddhist temples for anyone with an interest in Thai architecture.

Getting There & Away

Bus services from Mo Chit and Ekamai bus stations in Bangkok run regularly to Sa Kaew Province (2 hours). From the bus terminal there is a _songthaew _service direct to the town center. International travelers should fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport then transfer to the bus station by taxi or public bus.

Things to Do

Sa Kaew Attractions

Pang Sida National Park

Covering a massive 844 square kilometers, this scenic area is home to over 300 species of birds plus a variety of other creatures.

City Pillar Shrine

Among the best of the town’s sightseeing attractions, this shrine is dedicated to king rama ix and represents the solidarity of the people of sa kaew.