Suphan Buri

Suphan Buri is one of the central provinces of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom and Kanchanaburi.

Suphan Buri might be the site of the legendary Suvarnabhumi, which is mentioned in very old Buddhist writings. However the first confirmed historical settlement was in the Dvaravati period, when the city was known as Meuang Thawarawadi Si Suphannaphumi (‘the Dvaravati city of Suvarnabhumi’). Its founding took place c. 877-882. Later it was called U Thong, and was the home city of Prince U Thong, the founder of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. King Khun Luang Pha Ngua gave it the current name. Suphan Buri was an important border city, and also the site of several battles with the neighbouring Burmese.

Attractions

Phutoei National Park

Bueng Chawak Chaloem Phrakiet

Sam Chuk Market

International Hospitals

Chaophraya Yommaraj Hospital

950, Phra Phanwasa Road, Tha Phi Liang Subdistrict, Suphan Buri 72000 Phone 035-514999 www.yrh.moph.go.th

Doem Bang Nang Buat Hospital

153 Moo 2, Suphanburi-Chai Nat Road, Khao Phra Subdistrict, Doem Bang Nang Buat District, Suphan Buri Province 72120 Phone 035-578032 www.dbhosp.com

Donchedi Hospital

747 Moo 5, Don Chedi Subdistrict, Don Chedi District, Suphan Buri Province 72170 Phone 035-591032 www.donchedihospital.net