Sunday, 10 April 2011

A day in Chachoengsao

A one day visit to this small town, capital of the province of the same name, ~60kms to the east of Bangkok. In my quest to visit each province of Thailand and the Lak Mueang / City Pillar Shrine of each, this city was the next most convenient. Thus, not too early in the morning I took the Bangkok skyrrain to the ekami station, and then a bus to the town.

There are three ways to travel to Cha from bkk: car, bus, and train. I decided bus out, train back. ~1.40 to get there. A mini-bus departing ekammi every 1-2 hour, on the half hour.

A successful day.

The town itself is small, a few kilometers stretched along the Banks of the Bang Pakong River, pop. 60k, industry rice & ?
The town was established in 1549. It seems busier than I would have thought.

Train stn.

Wat Sathon

Chinese temple at the wat.

My Tuk Tuk driver, Pom, 2 hours 300 baht.

View over the water from the ban Mai markets.

A late lunch in the Bam Mai markets.

Cha street.

Tourist map, in Thai, no English !

Sun over carefore

Bus ticket

Train ticket

3rd class 1 hours to bkk !

Standing room only !

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