Nakhon Nayok is an ancient town believed to be some 900 years old. It
was established during the Davaravati Period (6th-13th centuries AD). The
name Nakhon Nayok was the designation given to an eastern garrison town
of Ayutthaya the new Thai capital in 1350. Nakhon Nayok is 106 kilometers
north of Bangkok by the highway following Khlong Rangsit. It is 137 kilometers
by Highway No.33 (Suwannason Road) Nakhon Nayok province covers some 2,130
square kilometers. much of which is forested hillsides some form parts of
national parks. laced with waterfalls, and others are lavishly landscaped
North: Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima
South : Chachoengsao
Distances from Nakhon Nayok City to its Districts:
Buses leave the Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) on Kamphaengphet Road
(Tel: 02 936-3660 and 02 936-3666) every 30 minutes from 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. daily.
Air-conditioned buses cost 70 baths/single journey. Regular (non air-conditioned) buses cost 37 baths.
There are two other routes operated by transport companies: Bangkok-Hin Kong-Nakhon Nayok
and Bangkok-Rangsit-Ongkharak-Nakhon Nayok. For more information, contact
Tel: 0 2537 8055 and 0 2936 2841. In addition, there are also second-class
air-conditioned buses operating from Bangkok-Ongkharak-Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy
(by-passing the Nakhon Nayok town).
Traveling from Nakhon Nayok to neighboring provinces
Buses to Prachin Buri, Chachoengsao, Saraburi, and Chanthaburi Provinces are available. For more information, contact the Transport Co. Ltd. Tel. 0 3731 1932.
For the shorter route, take Highway No.305 (along Rangsit canal) passing Ongkharak district. The total distance is 106 kilometers.
For the longer route, take Highway No.1, turn right at Hin Kong and then drive towards Suwannason Road (Highway No.33). The total distance is 137 kilometer
Ongkharak Ornamental Plants and Flowers Fair
Ongkharak Ornamental Plants and Flowers Fair is annually held in April at Khlong 15, Tambon Bang Pla Kot, Amphoe Ongkharak.
The contests of ornamental plants and flowers, mini-garden arrangement contests, and an academic exhibition regarding plants and flowers
Sweet Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair
Sweet Plum Mango and Nakhon Nayok Products Fair takes place annually during February-April in front of the City Hall.
It is held to promote Ma-prang (sweet plum mangoes), and other agricultural products and handicrafts. The fair features
a procession of agricultural products, sweet plum mangoes contests, agricultural products contests, sweet plum mango beauty pageants,
student performances, goods stalls of the public and private sectors as well as selling of inexpensive goods.
Tak Bat Thewo Rohana Fair
Tak Bat Thewo Rohana Fair, a festivity where offerings are made to monks. The festivity is held annually on the 1st day of the waning moon
of the 11th month of the lunar calendar or the end of the Buddhist lent. During the festivity,
109 monks descend from Wat Khao Nang Buat to accept offerings from the townspeople.
Thai Merit Making (Sat Thai) & Long boat Racing Festival
Thai Merit Making (Sat Thai) & Long boat Racing Festival is annually held in October along Khlong 29
at Wat Thawiphon Rangsan, Amphoe Ongkharak. The fair showcases a variety of long boats racing,
making Krayasat contest (Krayasat is a sticky paste made from rice, bean, sesame, and sugar,
usually eaten during Sat Thai Festival), merit making on Sat Thai day, and local entertainment at night.