Utthayan Sawan is a beautiful public park in Nakhon Sawan Municipality beside the
Asian Highway. It was originally a large swamp with an area of 502,400 square meters
called Nong Som Bun. The middle of the park is an island with an area of 6,400 square
Nang Nuan Waterfall can be reached by getting to Km. 93 and going on foot for about
6.4 kilometres. The waterfall is located amidst the lush jungle. It has four levels. It
takes about one day to make a return trip to the waterfall.
Wat Bang Pramung Floating Market is on the bank of Bang Pramung Canal in front of
Wat Bang Pramung, about 14 kilometres from the city on the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra
road. Locals will paddle to the market to sell goods and agricultural produce every
weekend during 07.00-16.00 hrs. In addition, there are other services like traditional
Thai massage, boat tours of Bang Pramung Canal, tours of orchid farms, and boats
and water bicycles for hire. For more information, please contact Krok Phra District
Office at Tel. 0-5629-1006 0-5629-1006
Getting There: Take the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra road for around nine kilometres, then
turn right for about seven kilometres into Wat Bang Pramung. The total distance
from the city is around 16 kilometres.
Wat Bang Mafo is an old temple built in the late Ayutthaya period. The most striking
aspect is the main hall that has unique doors and windows designed by the monk Luang
Pho Sun. Inside is an image of Rachathipok that was given by the king. The inner
walls have murals of a Buddhist tale, while the hall directly opposite has murals
of the life of Lord Buddha.
They are the works of ancient artisans. The main Buddha image in the Man Wichai posture
is strange in that it also holds a palm-leaf fan. Under the multi tiered roof is
a lovely replica of Lord Buddha's Footprint. An annual temple fair is held on the
9th and 10th crescent-moon nights of October.
Getting There: Use the Nakhon Sawan Krok Phra route. It is about three kilometres
from the district office. The route goes past Ban Hua Hat, which is a handicraft
village that makes basketry of Tambon Dong Chaphlu. Basketry items are made of bamboo
because it is easy to find in the area.