|CHAINAT is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. The community was
moved from the old site at Sankhaburi in the reign of King Rama IV. Chainat was
an important town used several times as a base to confront the Burmese army.
Every time, the Burmese were defeated, thus originating the name of Chainat
which means a place of victory.
Chainat occupies an area of 2,469 square
kilometres and is administratively divided into 6 districts: Amphoe Muang Chai
Nat, Amphoe Hankha, Amphoe Manorom, Amphoe Sankhaburi, Amphoe Sapphaya, Amphoe
Wat Sing, and 2 sub-districts: King Amphoe Nong Mamong and King Amphoe Noen Kham.
Distances from Amphoe Muang to Other Districts
Hankha 35 kilometres
Manorom 14 kilometres
Sankhaburi 27 kilometres
Sapphaya 21 kilometres
Wat Sing 22 kilometres
Nong Mamong 42 kilometres
Noen Kham 48 kilometres
travel information for chainat
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road) and Highway No. 32
passing Ang Thong, Sing Buri, and turn left at Km. 183 to Chainat, a total
distance of 194 kilometres.
From Bangkok, there are both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses to
Ang Thong. Buses leave Mochit 2 Bus Terminal daily from 5.10 a.m.-5.30 p.m. It
takes two and a half hours for the trip. Contact Transport Co. Ltd, Tel: 0 2537
8055; Chainat Tour, Tel: 0 2936 3608 or 0 5641 2264.