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Nakhon Sawan Province page 1,  The history, and the geography

The provincial seal shows a Wiman, a mythological castle located in heaven. This relates

to the name of the province which translates to Heavenly City.The provincial tree as well

as the flower is Lagerstroemia loudonii  ( Loudon's crape myrtle ).

 

The province is subdivided in 15 districts ( Amphoe ). These are further subdivided

into 130 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1328 villages ( Muban ).

 

1. Mueang Nakhon Sawan  2. Krok Phra 3. Chum Saeng 4. Nong Bua

 

5. Banphot Phisai 6. Kao Liao 7. Takhli 8. Tha Tako 9. Phaisali

 

10. Phayuha Khiri  11. Lat Yao  12. Tak Fa  13. Mae Wong  14. Mae Poen

 

Places to see around the Province

 

Bung Boraphet  is  the largest  freshwater swamp in Thailand.  Some parts of the

swamp have been declared the Bung  Boraphet Non-Hunting Area under the care

of the Wildlife Conservation Division. Bung Boraphet is also a fish breeding ground

where the Department of Fisheries has set up the Bung Boraphet Fishery Development Station.

 

Wat Woranat Banphot ( Khao Kop ) is an old temple of the province on the peak of Khao Kop 185.5 meters above sea level.  There are two ways up; a stairway of 439 steps and an asphalt road three meters wide.  The peak has a replica of Lord Buddha's Footprint and a pagoda encasing the relic of Lord Buddha built when Sukhothai was the country's capital.  The temple was praised by the Department of Religious Affairs as the best development temple of 1966.  A nearby hill is the site of some television relay stations.

 

Getting There : Use Highway No. 32 ( Asian Highway ) and turn right onto Highway No. 117, then another right onto Highway No. 1 (old highway) into Nakhon Sawan Municipality.  Turn left before reaching the municipality up Khao Kop.  It is about one kilometre from the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nakhon Sawan Province, the districts

Nakhon Sawan Province Page 3, Chan Sen Ancient City and Museum