Nakhon Nayok Travel Guide

Nakhon Nayok is an ancient city which was once part of the Ayutthaya kingdom. The old city was protected from attack by a wall, some of which remains, and the Nakhon Nayok River.

The city itself dates back to the 11th century and it was not long after its establishment that its strategic position was realized and it became a garrison town. The town is less than 2 hours from Bangkok by car and is popular with tourists who like to head off the beaten track.

It is particularly bustling on public holidays as many Bangkok Thais head here to get out of the capital. There is a good tourist infrastructure and many attractions to enjoy. Restaurants abound although good international cuisine is somewhat hard to come by.

There are a number of temples to visit as well as historic monuments, museums and waterfalls, while the river offers the opportunity to enjoy water sports. There is literally something for everyone here. If you are lucky enough to be in the town during a local festival, you will see it come to life and gain insight into Thai culture.

Getting There & Away

The town is 106kms from Bangkok and the only public transport option for arriving here is by bus. Buses leave from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal every 30 minutes from 05:30 until 08:30, daily. There are air-conditioned and fan buses, with the latter being the cheapest, although both choices are good value.

Things to Do

Nakhon Nayok Attractions

Ban Dong Lakhon Archeological Site

Home to a number of ancient artifacts which have been excavated at many digs. it is a must-see for all culture and history buffs.