town was a fortificated town on the mountain facing the east was
formerly located on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. It was
named, according to the site, "Muang Chon Ta Wan". It is surmised
Nakhon Sawan was built in the Sukhothai period. According to the
stone inscription "Muang Phra Bang" the name of the important Buddha
image was "Phra Bang" in the reign of King Rama I.
South: Chainat and Uthai Thani
East: Phetchabun and Lopburi
West: Tak and Uthai Thani
Nakhon Sawan city of nearby Provinces
Kamphaengphet 117 kms.
Lopburi 130 kms.
Phetchabun 192 kms.
Tak 183 kms.
Uthai Thani 50 kms.
from Nakhon Sawan city to its districts
Banphotpisai 34 kms.
Chumseang 39 kms.
Kaoliew 20 kms.
Krokpra 18 kms.
Lard Yao 40 kms.
Nongbua 71 kms.
Phaisalee 65 kms.
Phayuhakiri 26 kms.
Tak Fa 73 kms.
Ta Khli 61 kms.
Tha Tako 45 kms.
Maewong subdistrict 80 kms
Mae Pearn Subidstrict 75 kms.
How to get there
Traveling by car from Bangkok to Nakhon Sawan is most convenient,
taking highway No.1 (Phaholyothin Rd.) till Bang Pa-In District,
turns left along highway No.32 (Asia Rd.,) via Phranakhon Si
Sing Buri,Chainat for 3 hrs.
Trains leave from the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) for
Nakhon Sawan many times daily.
Call (02) 233-7010,233-7020 for further
Air conditioned buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Mor Chit 2)
on Khamphaengphet Rd. for Nakhon Sawan from 06.30 A.M. until 06.00
If you want for more details contact the
Thavorn Farm Co.,Ltd. Tel. (02) 9362495 and the Thanchit Tour
Co.,Ltd. Tel. (02) 9363210.
This is an ancient festival of Thai-Chinese local people on Chinese
New Year. There is the parade of Golden Dragon which the Chinese
believes that it is the symbol of the angel that give good merited
to people so this parade is to show their gratitude. There are many
floats that include in the parade such as the flags group, Chinese
Lion procession, Chao Phor-Chao Mae Paknampho float and the Golden
Held in September of every year on Chao Phraya River in front of
Nakhon Sawan Provincial Hall. This festival shows the cooperation's
and the abilities of the persons who paddle.