Saraburi is believed to have been built in the year 1548 in Ayutthaya kingdom, under the reign of King Maha Chakkraphat. It was a city where the royals used to recruit armies to fight the wars. It is also an important city since ancient times , it is where Pra Phutthabat (the Buddha’s footprint) was found. Saraburi is located 108 km from Bangkok as a gateway to the northeast part of Thailand. It has 2 rivers running through which are Chao Phraya River and Pasak River. The word Saraburi is believed to be originated from the nearby location of the city, a swamp called Bueng Nong Ngong. Bueng or Sa means swamp and Buri means town or city.
Saraburi is divided into 13 districts which are Muang Sarabur, Kaengkhoi, Nongkhae, Nongsaeng, Banmo, Sao hai, Phra Phutthabat, Wihandaeng, Muak-lek, Nongdon, Donphut, Chaloem Phra Kiat and Wangmuang. It covers the area of 3,576.5 square kilometers.
Saraburi is known for the beautiful waterfalls like Namtok Chet Sao Noi which is also is the national park. Wat Phraphutthabat is where you can find the famous Buddha footprint as well as Wat Tham Krabok where it is a home of drug detoxification. Other attractions worth a visit are Phra Phutthachai and Muak Lek Arboretum.