Top things To Do in Chai Nat, Thailand
Chai Nat (Thai: ชัยนาท, pronounced [t͡ɕʰāj nâːt]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in central Thailand, capital of Chai Nat Province. It covers the whole tambon tambon Nai Mueang and parts of Ban Kluai, Tha Chai and Khao Tha Phra, all in Mueang Chai Nat district. As of 2006 it had a population of 14,469. The town is on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The main road through the town is Phahonyothin Road (Highway 1). Bangkok lies 188 km to the south.
Outdoor & Recreations:
Commemoration Of King Rama 9 Park
Address: Nai Muang, Mueang Chai Nat District
Chai Nat Bird Park
Address: Khao Tha Phra, Mueang Chai Nat District, 3 km from Chai Nat
- A ton of birds ranging from exotic and impressive to everyday.
- There’s also a planetarium that’s so-so and a nice little aquarium to get out of the heat.
- It’s very cheap, even if given the foreign price, and you can spend a long or short time and still enjoy it.
- There’s also a small water park that’s extra but inside the park
Akhan Sadaeng Phan Pla Lumnam Chaophraya Suan Nok Chai Nat
Located in: Chainat Bird Park
- The Chai Nat Bird Park is the main tourist attraction in the area. It has a walk in aviary, small aquarium with local fish and park-like grounds to explore. The park is very busy on the weekends and especially on Thai holidays.
Chainatmuni National Museum
Located within the temple grounds of WatPhraBorommathatWorawihan, this archaeological museum is a two-story Thai-style residence. Downstairs, there are displays of celadon Buddha images, tools, and ornaments from the Dvaravati (6th-13th century) to the Rattanakosin period (1782-1932). Most of the artifacts were donated by the Venerable Phra Chai Nat Muni (Nuam) Suthatto, a widely-respected monk. He was also the former Ecclesiastical Provincial Governor of Chai Nat, and a collector of religious artifacts which were later donated to Thailand’s Fine Arts Department. The second story is home to various Buddhist votive tablets from the Dvaravati to the Rattanakosin period.
To get there, from AmphoeMueang, take Highway No. 340 and turn into Highway No. 3183 at the intersection. Proceed another 1 kilometer. It is also accessible by the Bangkok-Wat Sing bus. This is the same route as WatPhraBorommathatWorawihan.Operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 9.00 am-4.00 pm, except for national holidays. Admission is 10 baht. For additional information, call 0 2992 0096-9 or 0 5641 1457.