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    Anyway after a great night out and a good nights sleep we head off back home but run into this place and somewhere I have always wanted to visit.



    Not the town itself but the buddhist mountain on the right hand side of the city and when you are coming from Bangkok. Really impressive looking from down below so I asked the Missus should we go up and have a look.

    When we finally found the road which wound its way up the mountain and arrived at the top we were amazed with the beauty, cleanliness and aura of the place.

    Absolutely the most interesting and truly serene temples I have ever visited and we ended up spending a couple of hours there.

    Here we are over-looking Nakon Sawan City.



    There is also a Tourist Viewing Tower with a Restaurant but we were too early for them.



    As mentioned the temples and Buddhist statues were absolutely amazing and here are just a few at the top of the mountain.








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    To my surprise a hawker turned up with his truck full of homing birds that when let go return to his cage and to be sold again.

    Of course my 2 littleuns wanted to do their good deed for the day and give a couple of birds freedom and I think the 2 they let go won't be coming back. From the looks of it they were heading for Pattaya.



    Another thing I have never seen before is these good luck booths that offer a message and according to your Chinese Birth Sign.



    More of the same and then off home over the Nakhon Sawan Bridge. Even the dogs up on the mountain were cultured as well.








    I have to admit that the new road between Nakhon Sawan and Ayutthaya has to be the best road in Thailand. Along the entire length of it most of the traders are selling food and barbeque rat is a big seller. I didn't stop to buy any rat but did stop for these.

    Some type of nut with the case shaped like a Water Buffalo's horns.

    Kinda tasty but you need a ball pane hammer to break the fookers open.


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    Well I see the mods have spun my Nakhon Sawan section of my adventure thread off into its own slot.

    Thanks fellas so I better add some more pictures.

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    You can see from the picture above that the area is already flooding and I have no idea how bad it is today.

    I hope this guy can bring the people of Nakhon Sawan some much needed luck.


    This temple is exclusively set aside for the Chinese.


    And I love getting photos of Buddha boy peering over the top of things.


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    Thank you Sir, i really appreciate these travel threads.

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    My wife is from Nakhon Sawan and i lived there myself for a while. I have visited that temple many times. One of the resident monks was a farang from Holland. I wonder if he is still there ?
    Great photos but the temple is definitely the best part of the town.

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    Great pics - thanls LT. Never been to Nachon Sawan so finding it very interesting.

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    I bought my golf clubs in Nakhon Sawan, my game improved at first but in the long run I'm as bad as ever.

    Conclusion: There are no magic golf clubs in Nakhon Sawan.

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    Nice pics mate, I get up there usually twice a year as the missus comes from a village not far from there.

    I will defo look into that joint you stayed at, looks much more comfortable than the concrete at the inlaws joint.

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    Thanks for the pics and commentary LT. I also appreciate the environment of Nakhon Sawan area. As I recall when visiting up there years ago with the wife, the cousin in law took me to a point where there was a triple juncture of the rivers/waterway. I'll need to go back to the cousin in law and get that story again so I can have it corrected in the memory banks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    Thank you Sir, i really appreciate these travel threads.
    My pleasure sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    Great photos but the temple is definitely the best part of the town.
    I went to a funeral there once and stayed a couple of days and yes there isn't a lot happening for young blokes like us mate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tickiteboo
    Great pics - thanls LT. Never been to Nachon Sawan so finding it very interesting.
    Glad you liked it mate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Conclusion: There are no magic golf clubs in Nakhon Sawan.
    I've always told you that talent is needed not only tools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    I will defo look into that joint you stayed at, looks much more comfortable than the concrete at the inlaws joint.
    Yep mate, it is a nice cheap alternative then slumming it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    As I recall when visiting up there years ago with the wife, the cousin in law took me to a point where there was a triple juncture of the rivers/waterway.
    I have heard the same mate with the Nan river joining up at Nakhon Sawan although the map I posted doesn't show anything.

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    The viewing tower is awsome, (but it's a snack bar not a restaraunt at the top), makes you wonder wher the money came from?

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    I didn't get to go up into the viewing tower as I arrived to early and it wasn't open.

    It's certainly a nice part of the world up there and far and away the nicest temple visit I have ever experienced here in Thailand.

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    Thanks for the pics brings back some memories for me ,,, Hotel Pimarn for one ,but I wont dwell on that .
    Did you go for a boat trip on the huge expanse of water before the bridge as you enter NS ? spent many happy hours out there ,, from my memory I found it extremely hot place as its in a kind of bowl shape
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

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    Great Pics. LT, and a gentle reminder to visit in the not too distant future - perhaps when the floods have receded. Thanks for the tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnacleBill
    Great Pics. LT, and a gentle reminder to visit in the not too distant future - perhaps when the floods have receded. Thanks for the tour
    My pleasure mate and I would advise you to go up to the top of the mountain around 8am and before all the crowds and hawkers arrive.

    I took my family there at about 7am and it was truly serene being there early morning with the fresh air and morning dew.

    There are also a few decent hotels in the town and restaurants on the river and I hope you enjoy your visit.

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    It's not everyones cup of tea, but l like Nahkon Sawon. My wife is from that erea, we will be there again at the end of November.

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    time for a road trip again now that the kids are out of school

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    totally flooded up in Nakhon Sawan right now.

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    Thats true ST, not good for many who live there, but it's always been known as a place that floods from time to time. There are many places where when it floods, the residents can only live in the upper part of their house, if that. For us, it's works in our favour, we are looking to purchase land in Nahkon Sawon, now we know if it's OK to build on,,,or a flood area.

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    When I took those pictures (NEARLY 1 YEAR AGO) the floods were quite bad but I imagine at this time the place is totally water bound.

    So sad as it is really a nice city and I hope that the people come through it OK.

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    We will be there at the end of November, with a little luck it might be ok by then.
    For the locals and us blow ins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Thats true ST, not good for many who live there, but it's always been known as a place that floods from time to time. There are many places where when it floods, the residents can only live in the upper part of their house, if that. For us, it's works in our favour, we are looking to purchase land in Nahkon Sawon, now we know if it's OK to build on,,,or a flood area.
    Didnt realise the extent of the flood in Thailand and Nahkon Sawon, the main city there is flooded, very little has been spared.
    My Thai brother inlaw tells me no one has flood insurance, they never expected it to happen.
    We have an investment property in Nahkon Sawon, we have fire insurance but no flood,, the lower floor is flooded to a depth of some 2 metres, as is most of the city. For us a minor set back, we will fix it, but l do feel for the others, it must be devistating for them.

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    ^^^^ We were in Nahkon Sawon 3 weeks ago now, just 2 weeks after the floods subsided. lt is truely amazeing just how the Thai people have cleaned up the mess and got back into business. Most of the city was under 1.0 to 1.5 metre of water, now it is very hard to see where and just how deep the water was. You have to look down the side streets etc, to find water the marks, any evidence of what the water levels were and just how devistating it must have been for them. Were the local's complaining, were they sitting around waiting for help or government hand out's, no, they were all smiles and back in business.
    The western world should take a long look at the way the Thai people react to these natural disaster's, dont expect an appeal or hand outs, because you think it's you right, just get off your fat A's and get back into it.
    Thailand's people are truely inspirational.

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