Sa Kaeo
About Sa Kaeo

Sa Kaeo was previously a part of Prachinburi province before it was designated a new province in 1993. Sa Kaeo is situated in Eastern Thailand and borders with Cambodia to the east. Aranyaprathet district in Sa Kaeo serves as an important gateway to Cambodia, connecting international transportation and tourism linkages between the two countries. Rong Kluea Market, a border market on the Thai side, is well-known for cheap and second-hand products from various neighboring countries. Some areas in the province were once civilized communities with a long history since there are many historical attractions such as remains of ancient monuments and architectures scattered throughout the province.  Sa Kaeo also possesses abundant natural resources such as Pang Sida National Park and Ta Phraya National Park, as well as unique canyon-like soil sculptures called “Lalu”.

Sa Kaeo is divided into 8 districts; Mueang Sa Kaeo, Khlong Hat, Ta Phraya, Wang Nam Yen, Watthana Nakhon, Aranyaprathet, Khao Chakan, Khok Sung  and 1 minor district, Wang Sombun.

How to go

There are air-conditioned buses operated by The Transport Company Limited and by private bus companies from Bangkok to Sa Kaeo departing from Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road every day. For more information, call The Transport Company Limited call center 1490 or www.transport.co.th

The Transport Company Limited has launched 2 new international bus routes operating by air-conditioned buses.

1. Bangkok – Aranyaprathet – Poipet The last stop is in Siem Reap, a town boasts the world’s renowned heritage sites of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Total distance is 424 kilometers. The return trip departs from Siem Reap bus terminal at the same departure time and the same fare. 

2. Bangkok – Aranyaprathet – Poipet – Phnom Penh This route has a total distance of 719 kilometers.

Online bus ticket booking is now available at www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com  or www.thairoute.com

The Northeastern Line departs from Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Sa Kaeo every day. Travel time takes around 3.5-4.5 hours. For more information about ticket fare and departure timetable, call the State Railway of Thailand 24-hour call center 1690 or visit the website www.railway.co.th Advance ticket booking can be made at least 3 days prior to departure date by telephone at 0-2220-4444 every day from 08.30 AM – 04.30 PM. Online train ticket booking is now available at https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/


Sa Kaeo Sa Khwan

These two ponds are located in Tambon Sa Kaeo on the western side of town. Before approaching the city, turn right at 246th kilometre. It is believed that these two ponds contain sacred water once used for the coronation ceremony. The name of the province (Sa Kaeo) had been derived from this venue, whereby Somdej Chaophraya Maha Kasatsuk (King Rama I later) went to fight with the Cambodians, and stopped at this site to use sacred water to swear for the fighting courage.

Sa Kaeo Sa Khwan

Paang Sida National Park

Covering the area in Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Wattana Nakhon, Amphoe Ta Phraya of Sa Kaeo and Amphoe Na Di of Prachin Buri, the Park occupies an area of 844 square kilometres or 527,500 Rai. It has been declared a national park on February 24. 1982. The topography of the area consists of complex highlands with various and diversified forests, and an abundant of wild and rare animals.

Paang Sida National Park


Located at Ban Khlong Yang, Tambon Thap Rat, this venue is a large area about 800 acres with many earth pillars in various shapes like the ones in Phrae Province. They are indeed an amazingly beautiful site of nature wonder. At Ban Khlong Yang, home-stay trip is available.