Green travel - Climbing the waterfalls - Breathe the fresh air @ Nakhon Nayok

Nakhon Nayok, a small province not far from Bangkok. Represents the city of the falls and there are many waterfalls to play with such as Sarika Waterfall, Nangrong Waterfall, Wang Ta Krai Waterfall. It is filled with many hidden natural attractions that let us breathe fresh air full of lungs. It is a pleasure to be near so how can we miss it there.

Wang Ta Krai Waterfall

Wang TaKhrai, a park a short distance from famed waterfall NamtokSarika, is also a resort and a botanical garden belonging to the Chumphot - Phanthip Foundation. Wang TaKhrai encompasses a total area of approximately 600 acres and is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, small rocky creek and wide variety of plants. In addition, there is an exciting range of activities awaiting visitors, including swimming, canoeing, cycling, or for those looking for a relaxing ride, a float down the stream on giant inner tubes. Campsites and bungalow facilities are available for visitors.

Wang TaKhrai is in Hing Tang Sub-district, approximately 16 kilometers from NakhonNayok town. A fun, one-day trip is possible, as visitors may drive to all the attractions within the compound. The park is open from 8.00 am-5.00 pm daily.

Address:  Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000

Sarika Waterfall

NamtokSarika is the most famous waterfall in NakhonNayok – and for good reason. Located in Sarika Sub-district, the nine-tier waterfall plunges down a cliff onto a forested hillside, and has large pools at each tier, offering pleasant swimming spots. 

Accommodation, restaurants and souvenir shops are available nearby. Local products, including brooms and artificial flowers made from wild pine, are sold in shops around the waterfall. A famous revered senior monk, LuangPu Man, once lived in nearby Sarika Cave during his hermetic meditations between 1917-1920. A chapel can also be found at the top end of the cave. Nowadays, monks and nuns continue to pursue inner-path meditation respites in residences nearby.

To get to NamtokSarika, drive along Highway No. 3049 for about 12 kilometers, then take a left turn to Highway No. 3050 and proceed for another 3 kilometers. The waterfall is open to visitors from 8.00 am-5.00 pm daily.

Address: Sarika, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000

Ganesha Park

Lord Ganesha Park has caused by the idea of “Phra Racha Phiphat Kosol" or "Luang Phor Nell, who is a monk and is the abbot of Wat Sri Sudaram Wora Viharn in Bang Khun Non, Bangkok. He has been presented of land with 16 Rai from "Luang Phor Phu", who is the former abbot at Wat Weru Rachin in Bang Yee-Ruea, Bangkok. Which the land is surrounded with the natural. In the current had expanded area is 23 RaiThe large Lord Ganesha with a width of 9 meters and high 15 meters, which is considered the largest in Thailand. Every year will have the festival "Ganesha Chaturthi" is the festival a greatest of the worship of Lord Ganesha, is done in the waning moon fourth days of the nine-lunar month and the waning moon fourth days of the 10th lunar month, which is the birth day of Lord Ganesha. This festival is organized rituals to a worship and celebrations, especially throughout India and around the world.

Lord Ganesh have more up to 108 postures, but the posture is a popular for Thai people is only a one head and two eyes. May wear a crown, the forehead may be a crescent moon or the 3 lines as the manner of the Saiwa Nikai or Hindu Nikaya.
Later, he built the deity hall for many the deities statues are enshrined and the park has a place for the people, who to worshiping Lord Ganesha for their birthday. Also have Hor Maha Thep or The Hall of 3 Deities of the highest, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are enshrined inside.

Address: Nakhon Nayok, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000

Makha Bucha (Magha Puja) Buddhist Memori

Makha Bucha (Magha Puja) Buddhist Memorial Park is located right hand side before the entrance of Sarika Waterfall. In Salika, Muang District Nakhon Nayok province Thailand. It is on 53 Rai, with the signposts obvious. ** 1 Rai = 1,600 square meters. Makha Bucha Buddhist Memorial Park Built when Great period, Garden Buddha 2600 years which the monks, Buddhist devotees who come together without an appointment at the Weluwan Vihara is near the Rajgir, in the third Thai lunar month. Makha Bucha (Magha Puja) Buddhist Memorial Park built by "Phra Racha Piphat-Kosol" is an abbot of Wat Sri Sudaram in Bangkok Noi, Bangkok Thailand. On the 2600th year of "Enlightenment" of Lord Buddha in year 2012 for dedicate to Buddhism and in Thailand has never been any place, built a memorial the of Makha Bucha Day before.

Address: Sarika, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000

Sapan Thung Na Muy

Immerse yourself the new landmark of Nakhon Nayok, which is a long wooden bridge winding through the rice paddy fields of about 2 rai. that belong to Khun Oad. The end of the bridge is the hut. If you come at the evening, it is a very good time, because the sun will fall on the rice paddies. You will get a colorful picture, very passionate.

The surrounding area is full of trees and small and big mountains from Kao Lon to Kao Yai.The view is amazing and realaxing. You can do biking and enjoy the scenery or buy subsidies from members of the farmers here.

Address: 88 ม.11 Tambon Sarika, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Nayok, Chang Wat Nakhon Nayok 26000

Tung Bau Dang Nakhon Nayok

Tung Bau Dang located along Highway 3501 has a vast area of ​​10 rai which was formerly a field. Later when the lotus blossom bloomed against the lush green of the rice field to create a beautiful scenery that attracts the tourists who drove along Banana-Bang or Road. They can see the red lotus like standing out, so people like to park and take pictures regularly. As a point of interest, the owners then to customize the area as a tourist spot.

Even though they do not charge entrance fees, the owner is kind enough to pamper the tourists by building a bamboo pier so that tourists can take a nice photo shoot or take a close look at the lotus flower. There is also a red lotus bunch. Folk products from the local people here. And homestay to welcome visitors as well. The good time to visit is September to February, from morning till ten o'clock. Lotus will start blooming impressive.

Address: Hwy 3051, Tambon Thong Lang, Amphoe Ban Na, Chang Wat Nakhon Nayok 26110

Chulabhorn Wanaram temple

From Tung Bau Dang, not far away, it will be Chulabhorn Wanaram temple. The highlight of Chulaporn Wanaram Temple is the tranquility of the temple. And the beauty of the bamboo forest, where the convergence of natural crossroads extends more than 800 meters. Some people said that the atmosphere is like Arashiyama forest in Japan. So, it became another unseen attraction of Thailand.

So, there are always many tourists come and take pictures, especially on the weekend. Besides, taking many beautiful shots, it is a good opportunity to make merit in the temple to calm ourselves as well.

Address: Ban Phrik, Ban Na District, Nakhon Nayok 26110

Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam

The Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam was completed in 2005. It is 93m high, 2720m long and an incredible 5.5 million cubic meters of concrete. It has a storage capacity of 224 million cubic meters of water. It is the biggest dam in Thailand. It is also the largest and longest roller compacted concrete (RCC) dam in the world. 

His Majesty King Bhumipol initiated the dam project. Nakhon Nayok had long suffered from a cycle of floods and drought. The resulting poor acidic soil caused Nakhon Nayok's farmers great hardship and occasional flash floods had claimed many lives. The dam was built using the roller compressed concrete (RCC) technique. This involves adding lignite fly ash to the cement mix. This improves the fluidity and workability of the mix while reducing the amount of cement needed, so reducing material costs. The mix is then compacted by rollers to create a very strong concrete with excellent long-term resilience. Dams are rarely architecturally beautiful, but the sheer scale of these constructions makes them an impressive sight. Visitors can go to the top of the dam and enjoy the spectacular scenery. There is a small park by the top and from there you can walk a few hundred meters along the top of the dam. Dams are rarely architecturally beautiful, but the sheer scale of these constructions makes them an impressive sight. Visitors can go to the top of the dam and enjoy the spectacular scenery. There is a small park by the top and from there you can walk a few hundred meters along the top of the dam.

Address: 1 Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000

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Overdose coffer & bar

One of the famous cafe in Nakhon Nayok, whoever comes to visit this province must stop at the "Overdose Coffee & Bar". Either hilarious with friends, sweet moment with the love one will have a great time here. Plus, in the evening, there is a live band plays live music. There are variety of dishes here from Thai food, Italian food, fusion food, snacks, coffee, tea, even various beers. They are delicious taste and price is not high. 

Location :
 Nakorn Nayok-Sarika, Muang, Nakorn Nayok

Open-Close : 10.00-23.00 

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 Lung Gung Pla Kung Kitchen

Listen to the restaurant name can tell that the Kung fish menu must be good here. Because Lung Kung Kitchen is very famous about Kung fish and also freshwater fish menu. Other dishes like seafood, wild food from deer, frogs, boars are also available  for customers to try as well.

Location :
88 Sarika, Muang, Nakorn Nayok

Open-Close : 10.00-22.00

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Cha-Pang Korn Yok Cafe

Let’s come to the fusion food mode at Cha-Pung  Korn Yok Cafe, decorated in a warm and beautiful style like eating at home. Come to this restaurant must try homemade western-fusion food like spaghetti with dried chili, fried spaghetti with dried tom yum, tuna salad, black pepper salmon steak, french fries, salad, etc. After the main dish, then come to the dessert like strawberry bread, almond chocolate, strawberry waffles, almond caramel bread, roti banana topped with chocolate. Then followed by a cold drink

Location :
  Near Haurean School, Old Market

Open-Close : 10.00-21.00 

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Yummy at Nakhon Nayok

  • Srisunee Pochana: Old restaurant of Nakhon Nayok, deliciously selected ingredients to cook all the dishes. Recommended menu is grilled chicken, Nakhon Nayok suliyaki formula

  • Kai Yang Song Sao: Serve Thai-Isan Food. The menu is not to be missed is the award-winning spinning grilled chicken.

  • Lung Pao Boat Noodle in coconut shell: Serve both pork and beef boat noodle and pork, Satay and Som Tam. Located during the nature and the nearby stream. Sarika Waterfall.

  • Hydro Kitchen: Restaurants for health lovers. A wide variety of non-toxic menus.

  • Pae Hok Food Park: Many recommended menus such as, grilled shrimp, tom yam with fish.

  • Pla Keun Kitchen: Fish lovers must come to this one.

  • Dang Kang Pa Restaurant: Famous delicious food is reputed to be a legend of the delicious restaurant of Nakhon Nayok.

  • Tuy Yai Restaurant: Recommended menu; tom uam kung, grilled shrimp.

  • Coffee and Tree: Coffee shop with great atmosphere.

  • Saun Pa Inn: It is a coffee shop, a bakery and a tree shop.

  • Montreux Coffee: Coffee shop in the middle of the field, taste aroma coffee while enjoying the nice scenery.