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.
The region is famous for its wide variety of flowers and fruits. The
main annual events in the region include The Mon Songkran, Nonthaburi Province Fruits
Fair held during April, Mon Dance Festival, Giving Offerings to 108 Monks
Festival. These fairs are celebrated with utmost fervor.
Tourists can opt to hire a car or travel on a ferry line to reach
Nonthaburi. Accommodation for tourists is available at affordable and