Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide :
| Nakhon Nayok Province is a paradise for tourists and adventure aficionados. Located in the central part of Thailand, this delightful land, with its rich history and culture, is world famous for its gorgeous landscape, huge mountains, pre-historic caves, lush green forests, magnificent waterfalls, rivers, and soft adventure opportunities. More...
Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai National Park is the oldest one in Thailand. It was declared a national park in 1962 and then in 1982, it was enlisted as an ASEAN heritage site because of its wide range of flora and fauna. Khao Yai National Park is also a World Heritage Site.
It is the third largest national park in Thailand, spread over an approximate area of 2,166 square kilometers. Khao Yai National Park is part of the Dongrak Range and its highest peak is Khao Rom at a height of 1,351 meters.
The park is around 200 kilometers northeast of Bangkok and besides Nakhon Nayok, it spreads across three other Thai provinces: Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima and Prachinburi.
Although the park has many mountains, it is primarily gassy fields interspersed with forest land. The northern and eastern part of the park is sloping downwards, while the southern and western parts are elevated. The park is the source of 5 main rivers, namely Prachin Buri River, Nakhon Nayok River, Lam Ta Kong River, Praplerng River and Muag Lek Stream. More...
Just behind the town of Nakhon Nayok is densely forested region, which is also part of Menam Chao Phraya. The main attraction of Nakhon Nayok is Wang Takrai, a national park.
This park is considered to be one of the most beautiful parks of Thailand and it is very popular with people, especially those living in Bangkok who come here to spend weekends and escape from the chaotic city life.
Wang Takrai was established in 1955 by late Prince Chumbot of Nagara Svarga. After his demise, the prince’s widow opened the park to the public. The park is spread across 600 acres and is around 106 kilometers from Bangkok. The park is situated in a beautiful scenic valley and is covered with a many varieties of trees, flowers and shrubs. Near the park are two waterfalls, Sarika and Nam Rong, which many people visit once they come to Wang Takrai. However, it is Wang Takrai Waterfall that is a popular tourist site in the entire province of Nakhon Nayok. More...