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 Khong 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.
This falls is located in Tambon 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 was
nine-leveled cliff, each level of which has a reservoir storing
water large quantity during the rainy season but not water at
all during the dry season.
Tok Nang Rong This waterfall is located in Tambon 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.
Takhrai This resort belongs to the Chumphot-Phanthip Foundation and is
a 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.
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.
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 Heo narok. The waterfall
cascades from a 200 meters cliff.
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.
Festival & Local Products :
Nakhon Nayok Canoe Races
Canoe races commence at the Wang Takhrai Canal Bridge in
Thambon Sarika and end in the Nakhon Nayok River near the
provincial capital, a distance of 5 kms. All tourists are welcome
products of Nakhon Nayok which visitor like to buy as souvenirs
include white-blue ceramics such as vases and teapots, and marble
products such as lamp-stands, candle holders and figurines. A
variety of tasty preserved fruit is also popular.