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.