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Nakhon Nayok is a destination that has arguably been taken for granted by many tourists. Located just 106 kilometers from Bangkok, Nakhon Nayok has many attractions that may be visited on day trips. Consequently, Nakhon Nayok is typically visited by day trippers or those making a brief stop over on the way to other destinations. However, Nakhon Nayok features refreshing natural beauty, including waterfalls and parks, renowned historical sites, a number of soft adventure activities, and a variety of delectable fruits.The northern part of Nakhon Nayok is located in the Dong Phaya Yen mountain range, an area covered by the Khao Yai National Park. Yod Khao Kiew, its highest peak, is 1,292 meters above sea level. In contrast, the central part of the province is a rather flat river plain formed by the Maenam Nakhon Nayok, a river popular with white water rafting enthusiasts. The provincial seal says a lot about Nakhon Nayok. It features a circle indicating the unity of the people of Nakhon Nayok, an elephant raising an ear of rice that represents the fertile forests where numerous elephants dwell and the ear of rice referring to the fruitful farming in the region, and a pile of straw, a stand of trees, and billowy clouds in the background depicting the natural beauty of the province that includes portions of Khao Yai National Park and contains the Nakhon Nayok River, a popular destination for rafting.
NamtokSarika is the most famous waterfall in NakhonNayok – and for good reason. Located in Sarika Sub-district, the nine-tier waterfall plunges down a cliff onto a forested hillside, and has large pools at each tier, offering pleasant swimming spots. Accommodation, restaurants and souvenir shops are available nearby. Local products, including brooms and artificial flowers made from wild pine, are sold in shops around the waterfall.
A famous revered senior monk, LuangPu Man, once lived in nearby Sarika Cave during his hermetic meditations between 1917-1920. A chapel can also be found at the top end of the cave. Nowadays, monks and nuns continue to pursue inner-path meditation respites in residences nearby.
To get to NamtokSarika, drive along Highway No. 3049 for about 12 kilometers, then take a left turn to Highway No. 3050 and proceed for another 3 kilometers.
Namtok Heo Narok
Located to the south of a park, this beautiful triple-tiered waterfall cascades from a 200-meter cliff through forested mountains onto plains below. Its first tier is 60 meters high. The scene is breathtaking, particularly with strong currents plunging from the first tier to the lower tiers at a 90-degree angle before disappearing into the deep valley. The waterfall is truly spectacular – and equally dangerous – claiming at least one elephant death per year as wild elephant herds trundle through the waterfall.
The waterfall is accessible via Route No. 3077 (PrachinBuri-KhaoYai Route). Traveling by car from the city, drive along Suwannason Road, take a left turn to Highway Number 3077 at NoenHom intersection or Naresuan roundabout in PrachinBuri Province, and proceed to the Km. 24 marker. From Bangkok, take the Don Mueang-Hin Kong route and then turn left on to Highway No. 33, which leads to NoenHom Intersection. Alternatively, take Rangsit Road and drive towards NakhonNayok-NoenHom Intersection, then switch to Highway No. 3077 to NamtokHeoNarok. In addition, there are several bus companies operating on the Bangkok-PrachinBuri route. Buses depart from the Northern Bus Terminal on Kamphaengphet 2 Road. Disembark the bus at Naresuan Intersection and then hire a song taew (or open-air taxi) to KhaoYai National Park.
Ganesha Park as a place to enshrine Lord Ganesh Pang enjoy happiness in the world! The width of 9 meters high, 15 meters and has been praised by the Secretary General of the Inter-religious Hindu Lord Ganesh is the largest in the world as they found it. And resolved that the Hindu festival Ganesh cardinal came together frequently. Or the birthday of Ganesh here every year when the faithful flock to worship lot. The park is a place to build a hall auditorium, the museum displays 108 Ganesh Pang style building in Thailand, where the statue of Ganesh Pang. There are many sizes, but each camp is pretty different. Each episode is a sacred thing all together. The park is a place for worship by coming into this, then fell. Lord Ganesh respect of their birthday. It is also a source of education, too. There is also a signifier Hall It is the third highest, which enshrines Siva Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.