Nakhon Nayok Province is a paradise for tourists and adventure aficionados.
Located in the central part of Thailand, this delightful land, with its rich
history and culture, is world famous for its gorgeous landscape, huge
mountains, pre-historic caves, lush green forests, magnificent waterfalls,
rivers, and soft adventure opportunities.
There are quite a number of local delicacies offered to the tourists
that can satiate their palates. The most prominent among these is the Boiled
Bamboo Shoot with Pla Ra. There are few other dishes such as Pla Som’s Eggs,
Khanom Dok Sanow and Pomelo fruits that can leave a lingering taste in the
Nakhon Nayok province provides the tourists with an everlasting
cultural experience. Various events are celebrated annually by the people,
which include Long Boat Race Festival in October, Ongkharak Ornamental Plants
and Flowers Fair held during April, Tat Bat Thewo Rohana Fair, Sweet
Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair.
Nakhon Nayok region is famous for its bamboo, ceramic and marble
products. People in this region are skilled in making ceramic products such as
jars, vessels, receptacles and teapots. They locally make various types of
beautifully carved marble lamp-stands, candleholders and figurines. Ma-Prang or
Sweet Plum Mango is extensively grown in this region. Other locally available
products include preserved fruits, Klaui Chap or sugared banana chips and
The most featured destination for adventure lovers and tourists in
Nakhon Nayok is the Khao Yai National Park. This is Thailand’s second largest
national park and is known for its refreshing environs, glorious waterfalls,
dense forests and high-altitude plains and impressive wildlife. There are
almost 300 species of birds and 2,500 species of trees and plants in this park.
Camping and trekking through these jungles is an unforgettable experience. The
spectacular Heo Narok waterfall is the biggest attraction in this park. Another
popular activity is rafting and canoeing along the serene Nakhon Nayok River.
Other activities available are shooting, rock-climbing and golfing. Wang
Takhrai offers visitors camping, cycling, swimming and riding downstream in
inflated tire inner tubes.
This place is well connected by
road and rail. Tourists can hire a car from Bangkok and take a 2 hour trip to
reach the place. Daily buses are operated from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal