Name: Changwat Chachoengsao (or Cha Choeng Sao)
Area: About 5,351 km²
Inhabitants: About 650,000
Location: East Thailand
Neighboring provinces: Eight (8): Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Krung Thep, Nakhon Nayok, Pathum Thani, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo and Samut Prakan. It has a minor coast to the Gulf of Thailand.
Amphoe / Districts: Bang Khla, Bang Nam Priao, Bang Pakong, Ban Pho, Khlong Khuean, Mueang Chachoengsao, Phanom Sarakham, Plaeng Yao, Ratchasan, Sanam Chai Khet, Tha Takiap.
Popular tourist destinations: Somdet Phra Sri Nagarindra Park, Ben Santitham, Khro Hin Son, Ban Santitham, Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan and Wat Pho Bangkhla.
Chachoengsao or Paet Riu that the province is often called, is located approximately 100 kilometer east of Bangkok. The city was established in the mid-1500s and was used as a recruitment base for the old capital, Ayutthayas forces.
Today Chachoengsao landscape consists mainly of large number of paddy fields and fish farms.
Agriculture is one of the province's most common incomes and in addition to just the cultivation of rice, sugar cane, maize and fruit. The cultivation is often done at the local level, when the province almost totally lacking of large-scale industries and businesses. Bang Pakong River flows through the province and the city, and then lead to Siam bay. On the river several boat trips are arranged with different destinations. Long tail boats departure usually from the city's market or the Sothon-temple.