Suphanburi Travel Guide

With a name that translates as ‘city of gold’, visitors to Suphanburi may have high expectations of the city, which is located 100kms from Bangkok in central Thailand.

The reality, however, is rather a letdown. Suphanburi is not the prettiest place to visit and tends to be rather noisy and dirty. However, there are a number of temples to explore and other attractions such as parks and even a theater, meaning that there is plenty to keep visitors entertained.

Suphanburi is well known for its vibrant festivals and large numbers of people flock to the city to take part in them. The Bun Bang Fai or Rocket Festival is particularly interesting as it features a large parade and rocket launching, while the Thing Krachat Festival in August is a good time to try local produce.

Getting There & Away

The best way to get Suphanburi is to take a minivan from Ratchadaemn Klang Road in Bangkok as the journey takes just one hour. There is also a train that leaves Bangkok for Suphanburi once a day.

Things to Do

Suphanburi Attractions

Namtok Phu Muang

This pretty five-tiered waterfall is situated in the middle of a dense forest.

Ancient Town Walls and Gate

Follow the remains of the earth wall and moat, which ran between wat pa lelai and the city pillar shrine.

Banharn-Jamsai Tower

Climb to the top of this 123-meter high tower for a spectacular view over chaloem phatthara rachini park and the surrounding area.