This 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.

North: Kampahengphet
South: Chainat and Uthai Thani
East:   Phetchabun and Lopburi
West:  Tak and Uthai Thani

Distance from Nakhon Sawan city of nearby Provinces
Chainat 64 kms.
Kamphaengphet 117 kms.
Lopburi 130 kms.
Phetchabun 192 kms.

Tak 183 kms.
Uthai Thani 50 kms.

Distance 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

By Car
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 Ayutthaya,
Angthong, Sing Buri,Chainat for 3 hrs.

By Train
Trains leave from the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) for Nakhon Sawan many times daily. 
Call (02) 233-7010,233-7020 for further information.

By Bus
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 P.M. everyday. 
If you want for more details contact the Thavorn Farm Co.,Ltd. Tel. (02) 9362495 and the Thanchit Tour Co.,Ltd. Tel. (02) 9363210.

Festivals & Events

Chinese New Year Celebration
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 Dragon parade.

Long Boat Racing
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.

Information provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand

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