Nakhon Nayok City


Nakhon Nayok ( Thai: นครนายก; literally about: Capital of the leader ) is a city ( เทศบาล เมือง นครนายก ) in the Thai province of Nakhon Nayok. It is the capital of the province of Nakhon Nayok and the district ( Amphoe ) Mueang Nakhon Nayok. The Nakhon Nayok province is located in the northeast of the central region of Thailand.


Nakhon Nayok is located on the northern edge of the great plain of the Chao Phraya River. Just beyond the city begins the wooded mountains. The city is located about 100 km from the capital Bangkok.

The main water resources of the district are the Nakhon Nayok River and Khlong Tha Dan.

Economic importance and

Main product of the fertile plain around Nakhon Nayok is rice.


In Nakhon Nayok, there is Thailand's largest plant and horticultural center.


Nakhon Nayok was founded during the Dvaravati kingdom by about 1100. King Ramathibodi I. made ​​the city in the early phase of Ayutthaya to the garrison town of the eastern border area against the Khmer.


  • San Lak Mueang ( ศาลหลักเมือง ) - the City Pillar ( Lak Mueang ) was formerly a shrine near the old city wall in which stood about one meter high wooden column. Later the building was replaced by an elegant pavilion, which is highly revered by the city 's population today.
  • Khao Yai National Park - one of the most beautiful protected areas of Thailand, which offers more than 2100 km ² many wild animals ( elephants besides also Tiger) protection.
  • Sarika Waterfall ( น้ำตก สา ริกา ) - 15 kilometers east of the city, going about nine terraces, whose reservoirs are filled during the rainy season.


  • The Royal Chulachomklao Military Academy ( โรงเรียน นาย ร้อย พระ จุลจอมเกล้า ) is located in Tambon Phrom Mani, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Nayok.