Nakhon Sawan Province is characterised by lush wetlands, emerald forests and rolling mountains. Nakhon Sawan is a popular getaway destination, showcasing historic temples, ancient ruins and bustling markets.
Things to do in Nakhon Sawan
Set at the junction of two rivers, Nakhon Sawan is the province's lively capital. It's anchored by Wat Kiriwong Nakhon Sawan, a sacred golden pagoda perched on a hilltop. Step inside to peer into the prayer hall and admire Buddhist images, then take in the panoramic views of the nearby mountains.
Surrounded by crumbling fortified walls, Khok Mai Den Ancient City showcases Nakhon Sawan's ancient roots. You can stroll around the ruined city and gaze up at Phaya Chatthan, a magnificent stone elephant sculpture thought to be over 1,000 years old.
Venture outside the city to explore the Wat Bang Pramung Floating Market. It's set on the banks of Bang Pramung Canal and is a fantastic place to sample exotic fruit and fresh fish. You can also sign up for boat tours of the Bang Pramung Canal, rent water bicycles and visit nearby orchid farms.
Birdwatchers flock to 200-square-kilometre Bung Boraphet, Thailand's largest freshwater swamp. It’s a haven for aquatic animals and plants, including black bitterns and spot-billed pelicans. Explore the park independently or sign up for a boat cruise or birdwatching tour.
Getting around Nakhon Sawan
The city of Nakhon Sawan is easy to get around on foot or by using local taxis and tuk-tuks. Nakhon Sawan Province is well-serviced by local buses and tourist shuttles. Trains run from Nakhon Sawan Railway Station to Bangkok in around six hours.