Nakhon Sawan Province

A province in the Lower North some 240 kilometres from Bangkok, Nakhon Sawan is also known as Pak Nam Pho, the merging point of the four rivers, Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan, forming Chao Phraya. Because of its strategic location, Nakhon Sawan has been a major inland port town and major trading centre for paddy of the country.

Nakhon Sawan is administratively divided in to the following districts: Muang, Khrok Phra, Chumsaeng, Nong Bua, Banphot Phisai, Takhli, Tha Tako, Phayuha Khiri, Lat Yao, Phaisali, Tak Fa, Kao Lieo, Mae Wong, Mae Poen and Chum Ta Bong.

Uthayan Sawan

is an urban public park covering an extensive area with a large pond. It is landscaped with small gardens.

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Talat To Rung

or the all night food market, is situated near the bank of the Ping River in town. Crowds of people come and enjoy dishes of their choice at the scores of food stalls offering both main dishes and sweet. One of the largest such facilities in the country, the market offers delicious food at very…

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Wat Nong Klap

is an old temple built during the reign of King Rama ll. Under its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere is a huge collection of old indigenous tools, arms and other utensils. The temple is located in Ban Nong Klap of Nong Bua district and can be reached by taking Highway No. 25 (Nong Bua-Chum Saeng).

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Khao Tham Phra

Khao Tham Phra is at Mu 8 in Tambon Noen Sala.  Inside are stalactites, stalagmites and Buddha images.  During Songkran Festival locals will take flowers, candles and incense sticks up the 100 steps from the foot of the hill to pay homage to the images.  A great view of Amphoe Krok Phra can be seen…

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Wat Bang Mafo

Wat Bang Mafo is an old temple built in the late Ayutthayaperiod.  The most striking aspect is the main hall that has unique doors and windows designed by the monk Luang Pho Sun.  Inside is an image of Rachathipok that was given by the king.  The inner walls have murals of a Buddhist tale, while…

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Khao Nor-Khao Kaeo

Khao No-Khao Kaeo is a limestone mountain that has Wat Khao Lo at its foot.  A stairway leads to the cave at the peak where a large Buddha image sits in front.  When King Rama V visited here via the Ping River, he stayed overnight on the mountain.  The province later built a monument to…

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Wat Krieng Krai Klang

Wat Krieng Krai Klang is at Mu 5, Tambon Kriang Krai, on the bank of Nan River.  Inside is a Sukhothai-style bronze Buddha image in the Man Wichai posture and an old hall over a hundred years old.  There is also a replica of Lord Buddhas Footprint and a mural of Lord Buddhas life.  The…

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Wat Chom Khiri Nat Phrot

Wat Chom Khiri Nat Phrot is on the peak of Khao Buat Nak between the foot of Dechatiwong Bridge and Chiraprawat Fort.  Legend says that when Burmese troops sacked Ayutthayafor the second time, they built this temple to show that they also hold the Buddhism faith.  The most interesting objects here are the replica of…

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Wat Bang Pramung Floating Market

Wat Bang Pramung Floating Market is on the bank of Bang Pramung Canal in front of Wat Bang Pramung, about 14 kilometers from the city on the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra road.  Locals will paddle to the market to sell goods and agricultural produce every weekend during 07.00-16.00 hrs.  In addition, there are other services like…

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Wat Siriwatanawisut

Buddhists and disciples’ group of Rachapatikaram Temple, led by the deputy abbot Prathepmolee, joined in building the Sri Buddha Kaya Stupa on top of the Bodhisattva peak in Siriwatanawisut Temple of Nakhonsawan’s Tha Tako district. The structure and artwork of the stupa is modeled after the Buddha Kaya Stupa in Bihar State of India. It…

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