Nakhon Sawan lies at the crossroads of both land and water. It is known as the ‘doorway to the north’ because it can be found on the border of the north and the central regions of the country and is also where the Ping and Nan rivers converge to become the Chao Phraya River.

It is this strategic position which has ensured that Nakhon Sawan has played a crucial role in Thailand’s history. The name Nakhon Sawan literally translates as ‘heavenly city’ and the community is renowned across Thailand for its natural beauty.

Thailand’s largest freshwater swamp, Bueng Boraphet lies next door to the town and is a must-see for nature lovers as it is home to a diverse selection of flora and fauna. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to visit the swamp.

The town lies 240kms north of Bangkok and dates back to the 13th century. It is a deeply cultural town with many temples to visit as well as pagodas, monuments and historical sites. The culture perfectly complements the natural beauty, ensuring that it never fails to impress every visitor who arrives.

Getting There & Away

There are many fan and air-conditioned buses which run every day between Bangkok and Nakhon Sawan. Journeys take about 3 hours. There are also daily trains which pass through Nakhon Sawan on their way from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on the Northern Line. Bangkok has the country’s largest international airport.

Things to Do

Nakhon Sawan Attractions

Bueng Boraphet swamp

The area’s most popular attraction. the swamp is home to an abundance of flora and fauna options as well as beautiful views and sunsets.