A small town in Central Thailand, Chachoengsao is also the capital of the Chachoengsao Province. Located on the banks of Bang Pakong River, the town is renowned for its floating market and temples. Some of the Chachoengsao hotels are located close to the major tourist attractions.
If you are planning to go for a road trip from Pattaya City to Chachoengsao, make sure you book a hotel in Chachoengsao with free parking. Start your exploration of this town with a visit to the oldest temple - Wat Sothon Wararam Wora Viharn. It has many legends behind its inception but the popular one says that the main Buddha statue inside the temple was rescued when it was floating past by the province. Take your time to explore this beautiful temple where the floor tiles represent the river and the ceiling has been painted in a way to represent the universe.
After a spiritually enlightening tour, head to the famous floating market. A signature of Thailand tourism, you will find floating markets in most provinces but the one in Chachoengsao is around 130 years old. With plenty of boats floating atop Bang Pakong river, you will find souvenirs, fruits and other knick-knacks at dirt-cheap prices. Take your time to haggle your way through this old yet essential market. To make the most of your trip, book cheap hotels in Chachoengsao with OYO.