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Saraburi (Thailand)
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Coordinates 14 ° 32 '  N , 100 ° 55'  E Coordinates: 14 ° 32 '  N , 100 ° 55'  E
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Country Thailand



Saraburi ( Thai เทศบาล เมือง สระบุรี ) is a city ( Thesaban Mueang ) in the district ( Amphoe ) Mueang Saraburi of the Saraburi Province . Saraburi Province is located in the northeast of the central region of Thailand .


Saraburi is located - 110 km from Bangkok - in a hilly landscape in the south of the central region. It is an important transportation hub as some trains and highways to the north and northeast of Thailand pass through Saraburi. The “ Mittraphap Highway” begins in Saraburi.

Economy and Transport

Saraburi is an important industrial province after Bangkok and Chonburi (Eastern Seaboard). The most important branch of industry is the cement industry and the mining of granite and marble in the limestone cliffs around the city. There are also large ceramic companies in Saraburi , including Royal Porcelain, Villeroy & Boch and Kohler (formerly Karat). Large international companies such as Michelin , Hayes Lemmerz and Günthart have production facilities here.

Saraburi has a station of the Thai State Railways at the Northeastern Railway , the Bangkok with Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani connects.

Agriculturally, the surrounding land is mainly used as pasture for cows and for growing sunflowers.


According to tradition, Saraburi was founded as a troop recruitment center in 1548 during the reign of King Maha Chakrapat of Ayutthaya.


  • Buddhist temples :
    • Wat Phra Putthachai ( Buddha's left foot ) - Buddhist temple complex ( Wat ) , built on a limestone rock about 5 km south of the city.
    • Other temples are located in the hill valleys north of Saraburi, including some stalactite caves used as temples.
  • National parks in Thailand :
    • Namtok Samlan National Park - อุทยานแห่งชาติน้ำตก สาม หลั่น (formerly: Phra Putthachai National Park - อุทยานแห่งชาติ พระพุทธ ฉาย ) in the south of the Mueang Saraburi district



Luis Weiler was called up in 1893 as a section engineer for the expansion of the northeast line of the Thai Railway , the so-called "Korat Railway " to Siam . Weiler calls the route from Ayutthaya via Saraburi to Kaeng Khoi and Hinlap, and on to Korat ( Nakhon Ratchasima ), the “ Korat Railway” . He reached his first place of work in Pak Phriao ( ปาก er ) by boat across the Pa-Sak River . Pak Phriao is now a district in the east of the city of Saraburi. He noted his arrival on March 5, 1893 in his diary as follows:

“Around 1 o'clock we reached the first houses in Pak Preo, which stretches far along the river. The character of the banks had now changed. They are 10 to 15 m high and some are rocky. This is where the Nam Phra Sak waterfalls begin. Every single boat has to be pulled over the waterfalls with ropes. Our houseboat had happily overcome the first waterfall in this way. Immediately afterwards it ran aground again and did not budge. I took off my boots and stockings, rolled up my trousers, and waded ashore with Mr. Low. We now went to the newly built section house in Pak Preo on foot, which we finally reached after a lot of back and forth. After all, it was a significant moment when I entered the bamboo house, which is located right on the bank of the river and which will probably be my home for a long time. ... An hour later the first boat arrived in front of my station. So I was happy and safe with my six boats in Pak Preo. The journey from Bangkok had taken four and a half days. Another year or two and you can take the steam horse from Bangkok to Pak Preo in a few hours. Then it will be over with the romance that is still associated with such trips here. "

- Luis Weiler : beginning of the railway in Thailand . Chalermnite, Bangkok 1979

He describes the place Pak Phriao as "Pak Preo" in his diary:

“Pak Preo, March 27, 1893: The place stretches for a few kilometers along the river and its design is significantly different from the other villages on the river that I have met in Siam so far. The banks of the Nam Phra Sak are here about ten meters above the current low water level and are steeply sloping. In addition, the difference between high and low water should be around ten meters. You can therefore not see any houses built into the water on stilts, pontoons or bamboo machines. Rather, these are all located on the bank without flooding. From the river you can see very little of the houses as they are largely covered by the lush vegetation. I have not yet been able to find out how many inhabitants the village has. "

- Luis Weiler : beginning of the railway in Thailand . Chalermnite, Bangkok 1979

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ The beginning of the railroad in Thailand at

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