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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

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Busses from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Chaiyaphum depart daily. The trip takes approximately 5 ½ hours. For more information, please contact Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) at Tel. 0 2936 2852-66, Chaiyaphum Bus Terminal at Tel. 0 4481 1493, Air Chaiyaphum Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1556, Nakhonchai Air Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1739, 0 4481 2522, Chaiyaphum Chong Charoen Co., Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 1780 or Fax. 0 4481 1760, Chaiyaphum Tour Co.,Ltd. at Tel. 0 4481 6012 or visit www.transport.co.th.

From Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station there are both rapid and express trains to Nong Khai’s Bua Yai Station. From there passengers can take a bus 51 kilometers to Chaiyaphum. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Center of the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444, 0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701 or visit www.railway.co.th

There are no airlines servicing Chaiyaphum. The nearest airports are in Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima, respectively 150 and 119 kilometers away. From either it is possible to get ground transportation to Chaiyaphum.

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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty.

Chaiyaphum is a province located at the edge of Isan’s Khorat plateau in the area between the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand, and is therefore roughly half forests and mountains, half plateau. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season. Chaiyaphum’s major mountain ranges include Phu Phang Hoei, Phu Laen Kha, and Phu Phaya Fo, the origin of the Chi River.

Historically, Chaiyaphum is a place where many periods of civilization have overlapped, including those of the disparate Dvaravati, Khmer, and Lan Xang kingdoms. Consequently, many archaeological remains and objects have been found across the province. In more modern times, Chaiyaphum acted as a border town during the reign of King Narai the Great of the Ayutthaya period. The town was again abandoned but reappeared in the early Ratanakosin era as a destination where migrants from Vientiane, Loas settled; their leader, called Lae, sided with the Thai’s in a regional uprising and was appointed the first governor of modern-day Chaiyaphum by a grateful King of Thailand.


In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.

Chaiyaphum has a large selection of accommodation options including hotels, resorts, home stays, and camping grounds.

Although one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features many natural attractions, including a number of national parks and a wildlife reserve:

As one of the more remote tourist destinations in Thailand, Chaiyaphum features activities than are associated with the natural and historical attractions located around the province.

Most restaurants on Chaiyaphum serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods and plenty of seafood.

As in most provincial capitals, Chaiyaphum features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.