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Thailand - Central Thailand
- Nakhon Sawan province and Nakhon Sawan city

Nakhon Sawan city is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River at point of confluence of two of Thailand's major rivers, the Ping and the Nan in central Thailand. The name Nakhon Sawan literally means "Heavenly City". The province has a total area of about 9,600 square kilometres and the provincial capital is about 240 km from Bangkok. Nakhon Sawan province shares borders with the provinces of Chai Nat, Kamphaeng Phet, Lop Buri, Phetchabun, Phichit, Sing Buri, Tak and Uthai Thani.

Because of its strategic location on the Chao Phraya River - the Chao Phraya flows south to Bangkok and out into the Gulf of Thailand, Nakhon Sawan has been a major inland trading port and is still an important rice trading centre.

Nakhon Sawan province is divided into 13 Districts called Amphoe and 2 Sub-districts called King Amphoe:
Amphoe Muang, houses the provincial capital Nakhon Sawan city.
King Amphoe Chum Ta Bong, about 70 kilometres from the city.
King Amphoe Mae Poen, about 85 kilometres from the city.

Amphoe Kao Lieo, about 20 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Krok Phra, about 20 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Phayuha Khiri, about 25 km Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Banphot Phisai, about 35 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Chum Saeng, about 40 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Lat Yao, about 40 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Tha Tako, about 50 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Phaisali, about 65 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Nong Bua, about 70 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Tak Fa, about 70 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Ta Khli, about 85 km from Nakhon Sawan city.
Amphoe Mae Wong, about 95 km from Nakhon Sawan city.

Nakhon Sawan province is home to many Thailand's Chinese ethnic community whose forebears emigrated from China well over a 100 years ago.

Nakhon Sawan city and provincial information:

Festivals, Places to go and things to see in Nakhon Sawan

Chao Pho-Chao Mae Pak Nam Pho Procession: This is a Chinese New Year festival celebrated by Thais of ethnic Chinese descent. To read more....

Chan Sen - Ancient City: Muang Boran (ancient city): Chan Sen and Chan Sen Museum are situated about 90 km from Nakhon Sawan city in Tambon Chan Sen, Amphoe Ta Khli. To read more....

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