Saraburi is located 110 kilometers from Bangkok, in the hills south of the central region. It is an important transport hub, as some trains and highways leading to the north and northeast of Thailand by Saraburi. The " Mittraphap - Highway" begins in Saraburi.
Economic importance and
Saraburi is to Bangkok and Chonburi (Eastern Seaboard ) is an important industrial province. The most important industry is the cement industry and the mining of granite and marble in the limestone hills around the city. In addition, in Saraburi large ceramic companies, including Royal Porcelain and Kohler are (formerly carats) settled. Large international companies such as Michelin, Hayes Lemmerz and Günthart here have production.
Agriculture and the surrounding land is mainly used as grazing land for cattle and the cultivation of sunflowers.
According to tradition, Saraburi was established as a center for recruiting troops in 1548 during the reign of King Maha Chakrapat of Ayutthaya.
- Buddhist Temples: Wat Phra Putthachai ( Left foot Buddha) - Buddhist temple ( Wat ), about 5 km south of the city built on a limestone rock.
- Other temples are located in the hill valleys north of Saraburi, including some used as a temple caves.
- National Park Namtok Samlan - อุทยานแห่งชาติ น้ำตก สาม หลั่น (formerly Phra Putthachai National Park - อุทยานแห่งชาติ พระพุทธ ฉาย ) in the south of the district Mueang Saraburi
Luis hamlet was convened in 1893 as section engineer for the expansion of the East line of the Thai railway, the so-called " Koratbahn " to Siam. " Koratbahn " hamlet called the route of Ayutthaya via Saraburi to Kaeng Khoi and Hinlap, and on to Korat ( Nakhon Ratchasima ). His first job in Pak Phriao ( ปาก เพรียว ) he still reached by boat across the Pasak River. Pak Phriao is now a suburb in the east of the city of Saraburi. His arrival on 5 March 1893, he noted in his diary as follows:
" About 1 clock we reached the first houses of Pak Preo, which stretches as far on the river. The character of the banks had changed in the meantime. They are 10 to 15 m high and rocky part. Here begin the waterfalls of the Nam Phra Sak. Every boat needs to be pulled over with ropes over the falls. The first waterfall was our houseboat happily overcome in this way. Then DC got it back to ground and did not move from the spot. I put boots and socks, rolled up his pants, and waded with Mr. Low to shore. We now tried to walk on the newly built section house in Pak Preo, which we reached at last, after much back - and Herfragen. It was after all, a significant moment when I walked into the hard Situated on the banks of the river bamboo house, which probably will make my home for a long time. An hour later ... the first boat to front of my station. So I was happy because now safely arrived with my six boats in Pak Preo. Four and a half ago had taken the trip from Bangkok. Even a year or two and you can take the steam Ross in a few hours from Bangkok to Pak Preo. Then it's out with the romance that is still connected here with such trips. "
The place Pak Phriao he describes as " Pak Preo " in his diary:
" Pak Preo, March 27, 1893: The site extends several kilometers along the river and its design is located on the river from the other villages that I have learned to know so far in Siam, essentially different. The banks of the Nam Phra Sak are in fact here about ten meters located above the present low water level and steeply sloping. In addition, the difference should be about ten meters here between high and low water. One therefore sees no into the water, built on piles or pontoons or Bambusfaschinen built houses. These are all rather high anhydrous on the shore. From the river you can see from the houses only slightly, as these are covered by dense vegetation, mostly. How many inhabitants of the village, I have not been able to learn. "