Buri is 142 kms. north of Bangkok on the west bank of the Chao
Phraya River. It was established
in the year 1895 during the reign of King Rama V through a
consolidation of three small riverside towns including Sing Buri,
In Buri, and Phrom Buri. The province currently occupies an area
of 822 square kilometres and is divided into six districts(Amphoes): Muang Sing
Buri, In Buri, Bang Rachan, Khai
Bang Rachan, Phrom Buri and Tha Chang.
Sing Buri Attractions:
and City Hall These
two European style building are located on Wilaichit Road by the
Chao Phraya River in the town. Both are constructed at the same
period, some 90 year ago during the reign of King Rama V. They are
still in perfect condition.
Wat Sawang Arom This temple is situated in the
town. It is a centre for Buddha image sculpture. The technique was
handed down from the Ban Chang Lo School in Thon Buri. A collection
of 300 Nang Yai or shadow play figures at this temple is
considered the most complete in Thailand.
Wat Phra non Chaksi This temple is 4 kms. south of
the town along the Sing Buri-Suphan Buri route. It house a Huge
Sukhothai-style reclining Buddha image, which is revered by the
local people and renowned for its large size, almost 46 meters long.
Wat Na Phrathat This temple, first called
"Wat Hua Muang" by the villagers, is located 1 km. west of
Wat Phra Non Chaksi. It houses an ancient brick pagoda which was
built during the ancient Khmer's glory. The pagoda was later
renovated during the early Ayutthaya period. This area is assumed
to have been the ancient site of Sing Buri.