North of Thailand - NAKHONSAWAN

General Information

Nakhon Sawan Province, also known as Pak Nam Pho is where the rivers of Ping, Wang, Yom, and Nan converge and form the Chao Phraya River, the most important waterway of Thailand.

Nakhon Sawan is in the lower northern part of the country between the North and the Central Region. It is regarded as the doorway to the North and it is the hub of transportation in the Lower North.

How to get there


Nakhon Sawan is situated on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. It has a total area of about 9,597 square kilometers and is 237 kilometers from Bangkok. It borders the following provinces:

North borders Kamphaeng Phet and Phichit
East borders Phetchabun and Lop Buri
West borders Tak
South borders Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, and Lop Buri

The province is divided into 13 Amphoe (districts) and 2 King Amphoe (sub-districts):

1. Amphoe Muang
2. Amphoe Krok Phra 18 kilometers from the city
3. Amphoe Phayuha Khiri 25 kilometers from the city
4. Amphoe Banphot Phisai 35 kilometers from the city
5. Amphoe Kao Liao 20 kilometers from the city
6. Amphoe Lat Yao 40 kilometers from the city
7. Amphoe Tha Tako 50 kilometers from the city
8. Amphoe Chum Saeng 39 kilometers from the city
9. Amphoe Nong Bua 71 kilometers from the city
10. Amphoe Tak Fa 70 kilometers from the city
11. Amphoe Ta Khli 85 kilometers from the city
12. Amphoe Phaisali 65 kilometers from the city
13. Amphoe Mae Wong 94 kilometers from the city
14. King Amphoe Chum Ta Bong 70 kilometers from the city
15. King Amphoe Mae Poen 83 kilometers from the city

By Car

From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 (Phahon Yothin Road) to Km. 52 then Highway No. 32 (Asian Highway) past Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Chai Nat, and Uthai Thani into Nakhon Sawan. The total distance is about 240 kilometers.

By Bus

There are several regular and air-conditioned buses running daily between Bangkok and Nakhon Sawan. For more information, please contact the Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit), tel. 66 2279 4484-7 (air-conditioned).

By Train

The Northern Line runs many times a day from Bangkok through Nakhon Sawan and ends in Chiang Mai. For more information, please contact the Travel Service Division at tel. 66 2223 7010, 66 223 7020

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