Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide - Nang Rong Waterfall
A photo of Nang Rong Waterfall inside Khao Yai National Park – Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide

Introduction to Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide

Nakhon Nayok is one of the provinces in Eastern Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachinburi, Chachoengsao, and Pathum Thani.

Originally known as Mueang Lablae, it was given the name ‘Nakhon Nayok’ in 1350 when it became a garrison town for the Ayutthaya kingdom, defending the kingdom’s eastern border. The province was once merged with Prachin Buri in 1943, but got re-established in 1946.

Nakhon Nayok is known for its soothing natural beauty, which includes waterfalls and parks, well-known historical monuments, a variety of mild adventure activities, and a wide range of delicious fruits.

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How to get to Nakhon Nayok

Map of Nakhon Nayok Province

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Top Attractions in Nakhon Nayok

Wat Chulabhorn Wanaram

Wat Chulabhorn Wanaram

A tranquil temple known for its picturesque bamboo tunnel.

Nang Rong Waterfall

Nang Rong Waterfall

A gorgeous waterfall that is part of the vast Khao Yai National Park.

Wat Maniwong

Wat Maniwong

One of the famous temple in Nakhon Nayok.

Ganesha Park

An outdoor park with one of Thailand’s largest Ganesha statues.

Buddhism Memorial Park

Phuttha Utthayan Makha Bucha Anusorn (Buddhism Memorial Park)

A wonderful religious site with many sculptures portraying events in Buddhism.

Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam

Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam

A large dam that was finished in 2005 and is known for its beautiful landscapes.

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Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide - Bamboo Tunnel at Wat Chulabhorn (Close up)
A close up shot of the bamboo tunnel at Wat Chulabhorn Wanaram – Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide

Summary of Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide

Nakhon Nayok province is located south of the well-known Khao Yai National Park, and the park’s southern portion is actually part of the province. Nakhon Nayok may not be a well-known tourist destination, but the small province has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts. There are plenty of adventurous activities that visitors can do such as trekking, rafting, and kayaking. Still not sure where to go? Feel free to explore various destinations in Thailand:

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