Visiting Nakhon Nayok: Waterfalls and Golf Courses | Adventure in Thailand

Visiting Nakhon Nayok: Waterfalls and Golf Courses | Adventure in Thailand

Visiting Nakhon Nayok: Waterfalls and Golf Courses

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Nakhon Nayok is a central province of Thailand located 106 kilometers from Bangkok and not far from Pathum Thani. This beautiful province is renowned for its waterfalls, fertile forests, varieties of delectable fruits and its golf courses. The city and surrounding province come alive during the holidays with tourists.

The northern part of Nakhon Nayok is located in the Dong Phaya Yen mountain range, an area covered by the Khao Yai National Park. Yod Khao Kiew, its highest peak, is 1,292 meters above sea level. The central part of the province is a rather flat river plain formed by the Nakhon Nayok River, popular among whitewater rafting enthusiasts.

There are a number of soft adventure activities to do: canoeing, rafting, trekking, mountain biking and ATV quad riding.

Many tourists visit the Khlong Tha Dan Dam, a reservoir which is is 93m high and 2720m long. It is the largest and longest roller compacted concrete dam in the world. It’s worth a visit to Sarika Waterfall, the most famous waterfall in Nakhon Nayok. Other well known waterfalls in the area are Namtok Nang Rong Waterfall and Wang Takhrai , located in Tambon Hing Tang near Nang Rong Waterfall is 16 kilometres from Nakhon Nayok town. Other interesting waterfalls are: Lan Rak Falls, Namtok Ka-ang, Namtok Wang Muang and Heo Narok Waterfall.

Nakhon Nayok and specially the Khao Yai National Park is also plenty of golf enthusiasts. There are some interesting and beautiful golf courses surrounded by high mountains located inside exquisite resorts.

Highly recommended to visit is the Ganesh Temple. It’s a big Ganesh statue in the Nakhon Nayok province dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This big Lord Ganesh statue is as high as a 4 to 5 storey building and it’s usually visited by Thai devotees.

What to visit in Nakhon Nayok?

San Lak Mueang the City Pillar Shrine, the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, a training centre for the Thai military cadets, Phra Phutthachai, the King Rama V Monument, the Circular Pavilion, the revered Shrine of Chao Pho Khun Dan, Luang Pho Sian Nakhon a revered Buddha image, Ban Dong Lakhon Archeological Site and the Ongkharak plant market.

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