Singburi Travel Guide

Situated in the Chaopraya River valley in central Thailand, the little town of Singburi doesn’t receive much attention from tourists. On first glance this dusty town has little to offer, and perhaps on second glance too.

Singburi means ‘city of lion’ in Sanskrit, which is curious as there is no record of lions having lived in this area. Singburi’s attractions are mostly low key. There are dozens of temples to explore and a couple of museums in the area, but nothing to really write home about.

The town comes to life during the many annual festivals, and this is a good time to visit. All festivals are accompanied by a lot of singing, dancing and drinking and can be a lot of fun. The Kam Fa Festival is particularly vibrant, while the Fish Eating Festival and Sing Buri Red Cross Fair are good times to try local cuisine.

Getting There & Away

Buses run regularly from many parts of Thailand such as Bangkok, which is 135kms away, and Lopburi. Buses depart from Mo Chit bus terminal daily.

Things to Do

Singburi Attractions

Wat Phra Non Chakkrasi Worawihan

This royal temple features a large reclining buddha statue.

Maenam Noi Kiln Site

This is the area’s largest pottery site, dating back to the 14th century and featuring a large number of traditional brick kilns.

Burmese Mounds and Camp

This former military base has been turned into a pretty park.