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Nonthaburi Province:

           Located on the banks of Chao Phraya River, Nonthaburi Province is an ancient region. This province is 56 kilometers away from Bangkok and is a part of greater Bangkok Metropolitan Area. There are numerous Buddhist temples built during the Ayutthaya Period. Prominent among them is the Wat Pho Bang O. This magnificent temple is known for its beautiful sculptures and woodcarvings with Chinese patterns. Inside Wat Amphawan or Wat Bang Muang a wooden scripture hall is built in the middle of a pond. Wat Prasat temple contains intricate mural paintings with delicate craftsmanship. These are the oldest paintings in Nonthaburi. The other prominent shrines and monasteries include Wat Sao Thong Thong, Wat Chonprathan Rangsarit and Wat Sangkhathan.

          There are few other fascinating destinations for the tourists. The beautiful Kanchanaphisek Park houses an excellent collection of water plants, garden plants and underwater animals. Ko Kret, an island in the Chao Phraya River, is another popular destination. This island has beautiful structures that give a glimpse of the about the royal history of the province. This island is famous for its century-old unique pottery style. More...

Nonthaburi Demographic Data :

Capital: Nonthaburi
Area: 622.3 km²
Ranked 74th
Inhabitants: 1,039,619 (2008)
Ranked 20th
Pop. density: 1,670.60 inh./km²
Ranked 2nd
ISO 3166-2: TH-12
Governor: Choetwit Ritthiprasat
(since November 2006)

 

 

Nonthaburi Tourist Attractions:

  • Khemaphirataram Rajaworawiharn Temple
  • Sangkhatan Temple
  • Chotikaram Temple
  • Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park
  • Wat Prasat King Narai
  • The Musuem of Anthropology
  • Wat Tamnak Tai
  • Prathom Nonthaburi Palace
  • Museum and Thai Traditional Medical Training Centre
  • Chonloprathanrangarit Temple
  • Srinagarindra Park
  • The Horn Museum
  • The Lame Animals Aid Foundation

 

 
 
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