Nakron Nayok is an ancient town over 900 years old. It was established in the Dvaravati period but the name Nakhon Nayok was just recently found in the records as an eastern fort town of Ayutthaya during the reign of King U Thong. Nakhon Nayok is 106 kilometers from Bangkok by the highway along Khlong Rangsit. The distance is 137 kilometers by Highway No. 33 (Suwannason Road). It occupies 2,132 square kilometers and is administratively divided into four Amphoes: Muang, Ban Na, Ongkharak, and Pak Phli.
NAKHON NAYOK 's ATTRACTIONS
Nam Tok Sarika This fall is located in Tamhon Sarika, Amphoe Muang,15 kilometers east of the township along Suwannason Road. This road ends at the area of the waterfall which is very large in size. It has nine-levelled cliff, each level of which has a reservoir storing water large quantity during the rainy season but no water at all during the dry season.
Nam Tok Nang Rong This waterfall is located in Tampon Hin Tang, Amphoe Muang, 20 kms east of the township along Suwannason Road. Branch off on the right-hand side at Km.12 for another seven kilometers where the road ends. The fall consists of many levels each of which has a small reservoir suitable for swimming.
Sida Resort This resort is located next to Nam Tok Nang Rong on the right of the Nakhon Nayok-Nang Rong Road. There are two streams originating from the fall flowing through the area of the garden. One of the streams flows naturally while the other is blocked from place to place by dikes forming reservoirs at different levels along the way. Tourists are allowed to swim in these two streams but in the dry season there is no water. Accommodation in the resort is available. Further details can he obtained from Tel: 2235395 and 2239328.
Wang Takhrai This resort belongs to the Chumphot-Phanthip Foundation and has botanical garden beautified with a tremendous number of decorative plants occupying an area of 1,400 rai. One can drive to view the area through the internal roads as well as obtain accommodation at different prices. For more details please contact Tel:2454934.
Nam Tok Wang Muang This is a small size waterfall having a stream passing through a low cliff. It is accessible by Highway No.33 from where at a distance of seven kilometers beyond the provincial township, one has to branch off to the left for a distance of 14 kilometers more to get to the falls.
Nam Tok Heo Narok This large size waterfall located in the vicinity of Amphoe Pak Phli is under the responsibility of Khao Yai National Park Protection Center. It is accessible via Bangkok Don Muang-Hin Kong; then branch off to the right for 22 kilometers passing Nakhon Nayok township; then branch off again on the left through Highway No.33 to Noen Hom Intersection. Or from Bangkok one can go to Rangsit and go by an old road to the Nakhon Nayok-Noen Hom intersection. Then one enters Highway No.3077 to Nam Tok Hen Narok. The waterfall cascades from a 200 meters cliff.