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Saraburi has been an important city since ancient times. It is assumed to have been established c.1549 during the reign of King Maha Chakkraphat of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. It is assumed that the king had ordered the merging of some parts of Lopburi and Nakhon Nayok together to set up Saraburi Province with the aim of being a centre for mobilising citizenry in times of war. Therefore, from the Ayutthaya period, the story of Saraburi has usually related to battles and wars. As for the origin of the word "Saraburi", it is assumed that due to its location near a swamp called "Bueng Nong Ngong", when the town was established a combination of "sa" (a swamp) and "buri" (a town), it was suggested and the town was named "Saraburi".

Best time to visit

If you’re heading to these parts for the incredible sunflower fields, then there is no doubt, you need to be here between the months of November and January. Other than this strict timeframe, it is probably best to visit Saraburi and its surrounds in the dry season, between November and March. Considering the several temples, historical sites, waterfalls and surrounding national parks, you’d do well to avoid the rainy season between April and October.

Check the below table for the general idea of Saraburi weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.3 25.6 19.8
Feb 34.4 27.9 22.6
Mar 35 28.9 24.1
Apr 36.4 29.9 24.9
May 35.9 30 25.2
Jun 34.7 29.2 24.7
Jul 33.7 28.8 24.6
Aug 33.5 28.4 24.1
Sep 32.9 28.1 24.1
Oct 33 28 23.6
Nov 32.9 27.3 22.3
Dec 32 25.8 20.4

Saraburi’s current weather and 7-day forecast


There are so many fun things to do in Saraburi, some spiritual and some for pure entertainment, that you will be spoilt for choices. Here are our top picks of things to do in Saraburi, Thailand.

1. Crocodile Farm

Well, here is a good place to start your holidays in Saraburi. You will definitely not find it anywhere else and it is exciting. The Saraburi Crocodile Farm has many crocodiles on exhibit; the numbers are not exactly known and they also hold some extreme shows for the audience. Safety is of utmost importance here and of course, that has been taken care of. But, these ferocious reptiles are not the only species you will see in this crocodile farm cum zoo. There are other animals native to this region like their very own species of deer, monkeys, and birds. Your kids will love it and so will you. Interesting fact about this farm is that it breeds the crocodiles and sells them to the farmers.

2. Sunflower Fields

In the months of November and December, when the weather is cold, Saraburi paints a pretty picture; the roadsides and the fields are brimming with bright sunflowers. There are about 10,000 acres of these fields, spread across the province of Saraburi and each more spectacular than the other. There is also a sunflower festival which happens during that season. If you are a willing learner, you could also learn from the best there on how to plant those sunflower plants and how to take care of them. You could just take in all the beautiful views or soak in the winter sun, whatever it is, visiting the sunflower fields is one those experiences that you should definitely not miss, and especially, if you are there in the season, you should definitely go for it!

3. Wat Phra Phutthabat

This is one of the reasons you have to visit Saraburi and is an experience you are not going to forget for a long time. Located in Phra Phutthabat district of the Saraburi province, it is popularly known as the “temple of the Buddha’s footprint” and is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. There is a story behind this temple and it goes like this: King Songtham, King of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, sent out monks to Sri Lanka to pay tribute to the footprints of the Buddha there. But, the monks came back with the knowledge that his footprints were present in this country itself. It was finally a local man who discovered the footprints, while chasing a wounded deer. The deer came out of some bush, fully cured and that is where he found the large footprint filled with water. His skin disease also got cured when he took a sip of that water. That is when King Songtham ordered for a temple to be built over it. The footprint is now kept securely in a golden case, on top of a hill. Though the footprint is not visible, it is still a revered place of worship. There is plenty of entertainment, food and music at the festival.

4. Namtok Sam Lan National Park

Saraburi also has a National Park and a stunning one at that and it covers four districts. The park has a pretty dense forest and you can find trees like ironwood and Burmese ebony, among others. It is a paradise for hikers with its very many small and large mountains, waterfalls, caves and even a reservoir, where you can kayak or even take a dip in. Another interesting spot is the World War II Memorial of the Japanese Army, which is very close to the park office. You can find stuff like the trenches, command room, treasure room and bunker lines, which were actually used by the Japanese army, when they camped here during the war. There are also a few nature study roots, who are interested in learning more about the flora in the park, and it is pretty interesting.

6. Wine

There are also vineyards in this part of the region for your amusement! Khun Malee vineyard is one of them and one of the most popular ones at that. It is 96,000 square meters of pure bliss, where visitors get a chance to observe how to take care and breed vineyards and also taste them while you are at it and all this is fresh, even before the pounding happens. Their most popular item? Real grape toffee, go figure! Other items in the offing include grape juice, grape jam and the likes. Go taste some indigenous wines and also learn to trim those vines.

7. Big Tea Garden

If you thought that the sunflower fields were a thing of beauty, you definitely need to make a visit to this place too. This garden belongs to a retired Government teacher, Mrs. Prapimarn Phrompitak. These are acres and acres of chrysanthemum plant, of more than eight years of hard work and is a sight to behold. There is also a cafe there, from where you can sip on your coffee and thank God for nature's bounty.

8. Thai Culture

This museum, by Ajarn Srongchai, has made him and his place is very popular. If you want a sneak peek into the various types of Thai houses, then this is a fascinating place for you. For over 30 years, Ajarn has collected and preserved this collection of houses. He did not just stop at that though. He has also brought in the flora, fauna and everything else related to that particular type of house. There is also a Yuan Village Centre, just opposite to Baan Kao Kaew. Ajarn himself tells you the history of the place and while you are it, you can also enjoy some local performance, while you gobble up some delicious local noodles.

9. Central Botanical Garden

Located in Phra Phutthabat Phu Kae Superior National forest, it is the country's first botanical garden, which also serves as a research spot of the flora, that is in abundance here. The garden has over 35 types of trees and was once called the 'Heaven Garden' by the locals and aptly so, as the garden is blooming with all kinds of colourful flowers that it seems like you are in paradise. It is so famous for its research activities, that students of botany, from all the country, land here to do study the different types of trees and other plants available here.

10. Dao Khao Kaew Cave

This cave, located up 100 meters of stairs from the foot of a hill called Khao Kaeo, is a natural wonder and is a thing of stunning beauty. When the rays of the sun enter the mouth of the cave, the walls of the cave sparkle like little stars, in different hues. Star is Thai is called Dao, hence the name of the cave. Very many stalactites and stalagmites hang from this cave, and makes a pretty picture. Since, it is a cave, it gives your trip to it, an adventurous feel!

A supremely impressive establishment with very generous offerings is Akanit Tower. For as little as 400 THB, you can live in lap of luxury. Really, so much luxury. Air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV, a refrigerator, and even a city view come standard with their rooms. Go online and book it right now!

If you want to pass on this amazing offer for some inexplicable reason, or are unfortunate enough to be sent away because they’re full, you’re not entirely out of luck. Several other good, but not incredible offerings remain on the table. The Grand Pruksa Siri Apartment and the Grand Charoonrat Apartment are both strong budget options. All the bells and whistles are included for the very little 600 THB and even include breakfast.

At the higher-end of things, the Saraburi Inn is a pack leader. The Inn is very well run, is packed full of the sorts of amenities and services that you would expect for the price tag, and boasts an all-time winning luxury, room service. The rooms are around 1,400 THB.

Beyond the accommodations mentioned here, there are a handful of options scattered around the city. While you are not about to find five-star hotels or cute little boutique guesthouses, you won’t have any trouble finding something, and even less trouble finding something affordable.

Curry puffs, something you’ve no doubt eaten elsewhere in Thailand actually originated in Saraburi! Get your hands on some of the original puffs right here! Grab one with taro filling for dessert!

Entrench yourself in the culture of the area by dining at one of the many street side restaurants. Right near the railway station there are several really well priced spots that serve up a range of Thai dishes. Sink back a few local beers, eat foods you can’t pronounce, and revel in the moment and what it means to be alive.

Considering its relative proximity to your bed, you’re quite likely to grab breakfast in your hotel. However, should you be too late or too early for this or just feel like a bit of a jaunt, then head to the tea and coffee shops nearby the bus station. You won’t get a fantastic full English breakfast, but you’ll find something to your taste there.

Vegetarians and vegans especially, can have a hard time this side of the world, what with all the chicken skewers and pork sausages on street side corners. However, Loving Hut has got you covered! The vegan restaurant serves up so many worldly-wise dishes, which can be followed by a healthy amount of desserts.

Get in

By car

From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 or Phahonyothin Road, pass Wang Noi District, Nong Khae District, Hin Kong Sub-district to the intersection of the elevated bridge of Saraburi go straight to the centre of Saraburi. at Kms. 105 of Phahonyothin Road (Highway no.1) is the beginning of Mitrapap Road(Highway no.2).

By bus

From Bangkok, there are both normal and air-conditioned buses of the Transport Co., Ltd. from the Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2), Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, several times a day. 

Buses come to here from Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima). They go on to Lopburi and then Nakhon Sawan.

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By minibus

There are no longer minibuses from Victory Monument.

They now go from Mo Chit bus terminal and cost B100. You can also catch one at Rangsit and it costs B60.

From Lopburi, a nearby City, one will cost you B35.

By train

There are daily trains from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) to Saraburi, several times a day. Trains from/to Bangkok's main Hualamphong Train Station station take about 2 to 2.5 hours. Some trains stop at Kaeng Khoi Station and Muak Lek Station. For more information, please contact the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4334, 0 2220 4444 (Ticket reservations can be made by telephone 3 days in advance but not exceeding 60 days.) or at

Get around

There are tuktuks and motorcycle taxis.

There are two markets in this City - one is in the street as you walk from the bus station to the right several hundred metres, and another across the railway line, in the streets opposite the railway station.

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In a new move to attract travelers during peak season, Thailand is doing away with the requirement of needing vaccination certificates or Covid-19 negative results in the case of unvaccinated passengers. Additionally, those infected with Covid-19, but have mild symptoms don’t need to isolate from next month. The same applies to those who test positive but display no symptoms.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced these changes on Thursday after the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) had a meeting on Wednesday.

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