Nonthaburi

Things to do in Nonthaburi

Situated in the center of Thailand, Nonthaburi is one of the Five neighboring provinces of Bangkok which are Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Pathum Thani. Covering an area of 622 square kilometers and separated into 2 parts by the Chao Phraya river, Nonthaburi is administratively divided into 6 Amphoes: Mueang Nonthaburi, Pak Kreat, Bang Kruai, Bang Yai, Bang Thong and Sai Noi.

The long history of Nonthaburi dated back 400 yearsto the era of Ayutthaya Kingdom. Firstly known as Tambon Ban Talad Khwan and noted for its fertile soil and plentiful water where a lot of orchards nest along side the Chao Phraya River, this tambon has been promoted to Nonthaburi City in 1549 under the reign of King Mahajakrapat. In 1665, King Narai the Great had noticed that the river has changed its own route and it might consequently have a negative effect to the city’s security. Hence, the fortifications have been established at the delta of Om River where the city pillar has been build as the symbol of the new foundation of Nonthaburi.

Things to do in Nonthaburi


Wat Paramaiyikawat

Wat Paramaiyikawat

One of the most significant art objects in the temple is the Maha Raman Pagoda, a Mon style pagoda at the bank of the temple hall, build at the command…

Nonthaburi Market

Nonthaburi Market

Located a short walk from the Nonthaburi Pier (N30) the end of the Chao Phraya River boats, a local Thai street market.

Wat Bang Chak Big Buddha

Wat Bang Chak Big Buddha

It’s large golden Buddha statue that is located in Nonthaburi province facing out over the river of Chao Phraya.

Wat Phai Lom (Phia To)

Wat Phai Lom (Phia To)

This monastery built in the late Ayutthaya period and called by Mon people ‘Pia To’ has a charming …

Koh Kred Prottery Village in Koh Kret Island

Koh Kred Prottery Village in Koh Kret Island

A village known as “Kwarn Ar- marn” or pottery village was settled in Thailand more than 2 centuries. The Mons villagers from Myanmar were encouraged by King Taksin the Great…

Kwan Aman Pottery Museum

Kwan Aman Pottery Museum

Kwan Aman Pottery Museum is famous for its large collection of the distinctive ancient Mon design ceramics, including a ground floor exhibition of pottery made by the islanders. Photos are…

Koh Kret Market

Koh Kret Market

This tiny island has reached its prosperous time since the Ayutthaya era. Therefore, most of the temples were established in the Ayutthaya style. Lived by the descendants of the Mon…