Sing Buri Province
Singburi ( Thai: สิงห์บุรี, [ sǐŋ buri ː ] ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the central region of Thailand.
Singburi is situated in the lowlands along the Chao Phraya stream about 140 kilometers north of Bangkok.
Singburi was probably already settled during the Dvaravati period. The province has played an important role during the Ayutthaya period, most recently at the Burmese campaign in 1765 against the Siamese kingdom, ruled by King Ekathat. When the Burmese army rested north of Ayutthaya, attacked eleven residents of the village of Bang Rachan to the army. They managed to delay the attack on the capital five months before they were finally defeated. Nevertheless, they could not stop the fall of Ayutthaya. On February 4, is held annually a memorial to the heroes.
The former provinces Inburi, Phromburi and Singburi were summarized in 1895 by King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ) to the present province of Singburi.
The "Gross Provincial Product" ( GDP ) of the province amounted to 24,744 million baht in 2009. More than 88 % of the area of the province are classified as agriculturally useful.
- The Khai Bang Rachan Park is a monument to the heroes of Bang Rachan (see story). A statue of the hero was inaugurated by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX. ). A replica of the fort is built here. In Wat Pho Kao Ton ( Monastery of the Nine Bodhi trees ) is in a Viharn Phra Achan the statue of Thammachot to see a Buddhist monk, who is regarded as the leader of the heroes of Bang Rachan. The park is located about 13 km east of the provincial capital of Singburi.
- The monastery Wat Sawang Arom in Singburi is the center for the manufacture of Buddha statues. It has almost 300 pieces of one of the largest collections of Nang Yai figures in Thailand. Nang Yai ( "Big leather " ) is a shadow game, which is played with two-dimensional gouged out of buffalo leather figures.
- Wat Phra Non Chaksi is located about 4 kilometers south of Singburi. A 46- meter long reclining Buddha statue in Sukhothai style worshiped by the locals high.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms shows the fort of Khai Bang Rachan, a copy of the historic building (see story), which can now be seen in a park.
The local tree is the Red sandalwood ( Adenanthera pavonina ).
The motto of the province of Singburi is:
The province is divided into 6 districts ( Amphoe ), 43 communes ( tambon) and 364 villages ( Muban ).