Chainat Travel Guide :
| Chai Nat Province is a small quiet and tranquil region situated on the eastern banks of Chao Phraya River. It was used as a military base in ancient times. Chai Nat Bird Park is the most popular tourist attraction in this region. This park houses almost 100 species of birds who live and nest in trees and caves. There are several ancient Buddhist temples and shrines that are known for their exquisite woodcarvings, beautiful stuccos and intricate murals. The most outstanding among these are Wat Phra Borommathat Worawihan, Wat Thammamun, Wat Intharam and Wat Karuna, which were built near the Chao Phraya River. More...
Chai Nat Bird Park :
Chai Nat Bird Park is known to be the biggest aviary in Asia. Although the park covers an area of 375 rai, the aviary occupies an area of 26 rai. Besides providing a natural environment for the birds to flourish in, the park also has around 63 cages in different sizes to house a wide variety of birds. You can also admire man-made waterfall, a beautiful garden, snake park, wild animal park and a rabbit park. The wild animals present in the park are chital, deer, hog deer, mountain goat and Eld’s deer. More...
Chai Nat Muni National Museum :
The Province of Chai Nat covers an area of 2,469 square kilometers and is administratively divided into 6 districts. Chai Nat is located on the east bank of Chao Phraya River and its name means a Place of Victory which originated from the fact that Chai Nat was used as a base to fight the Burmese army and each time the confrontation took place, the Burmese army was defeated.
Located in the compound of Wat Phra Borommatha Worawihan is a 2-story building constructed in Thai architecture style. This is the Chai Nat Muni National Museum, which is an archaeological museum that houses many old artifacts and relics.
The ground floor of the museum has exhibits of celadon Buddha images, tools and ornaments ranging from Dvaravati period to Rattanakosin period. Most of these artifacts were given to the museum by the Venerable Phra Chai Nat Muni Suthatto, the former ecclesiastical Provincial Governor of Chai Nat. The governor was a collector and he handed over his collection to the Fine Arts Department. More...