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Nakhon Nayok, local products to look out for and Khlong Tha Dan Dam

Local Products to look out for:-

Sweet Plum Mango (Ma-prang ) -  is the most well known fruit of Nakhon Nayok (it is a sweet fruit and is similar to “Ma-yong-chit” - a fruit of sour taste). The harvesting season of Ma-prang is during February to March. They are grown in several orchards located on Nakhon Nayok-Namtok Sarika route

Dala -  is a flower of Etlingera or Jack Jr. Rosemary. Along Highway Number 3049 as well as the route to Wang Ri Resort, several Dala orchards can be found. For your own try at flower cutting and a direct purchase of flowers from the orchards is possible at Suan Dala Saeng Thong. The Dala’s blooming season is from November to May.

Marble Products  -  A marble quarry is located near Nakhon Nayok hospital, Amphoe Mueang, and at the intersection to Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy.

Bamboo Products - Bamboo products are produced in Tambon Sarika, Amphoe Mueang. Products include a miniature sail boat, a peacock, and human faces.

Brooms  - Manufactured in Tambon Sarika, Amphoe Mueang, Tambon Na Hin Lat, Tambon Khok Kruat, Tambon Nong Saeng, Amphoe Pak Phli. The brooms are made with indigenous grass and the broomstick is made from a piece of wood from a tree of the Apocynaceae family or made of bamboo. It can be found throughout the province.

Doormats made from scrap cloth  -  are produced in Tambon Khao Phoem, Amphoe Ban Na. The scrap cloth, also made into bed covers, are sold in various sizes at furniture stalls of Ban Na market and Amphoe Mueang.

Khanom Pia  -  is made at Amphoe Ban Na. It was so good that it received the “Shell Chuan Chim” mark, a guarantee of a good taste

Sugared Banana Chips (Kluai Chap)  - and sugared sweet potato and sugared taro chips are produced in Tambon Sarika, Amphoe Mueang.

Preserved Fruits  -  such as star apples, tamarinds, mangos, santol, and lime. They are sold at the Ban Yai intersection, Amphoe Mueang or Dong Chok Di Housewife Association at Ban Dong, Tambon Sarika, Amphoe Mueang. The supply of fruits comes from fruit orchards of the members; some of the cultivated fruits are sold fresh while others are converted into various products.

 

The Khlong Tha Dan Dam was completed in 2005. It is 93metres high, 2720 metres. long and an incredible 5.5 million cubic metres of concrete. It has a storage capacity of 224 million cubic metres of water. It is the biggest dam in Thailand. It is also the largest and longest roller compacted concrete (RCC) dam in the world.

Nakhon Nayok Page 15, Places of Interest around the Province of Nakhon Nayok
Nakhon Nayok Page 17,  Khao Yai National Park