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Thailand - Central Area - Nakhon Nayok Province
Nakhon Nayok Province in the central area is little known by tourists and visitors.
Nakhon Nayok is one of the central provinces of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Chachoengsao to the east, Nakhon Ratchasima to the north east, Pathum Thani in the central region, Prachinburi to the east and Saraburi also in the central region.
The province is subdivided into 4 Amphoe (districts) - Amphoe Muang Nakhon Nayok (the capital area), Amphoe Ban Na, Amphoe Ongkharak and Amphoe Pak Phli. These Amphoe are further subdivided into 41 Tambon (communities) with about 400 villages.
The capital city of Nakhon Nayok the province is Nakhon Nayok city which dates back to the era of the Dvaravati kingdom. The city was probably founded in the 11th century AD. Later becoming a garrison town of the Ayutthaya kingdom protecting the eastern boundary.
The northern part of Nakhon Nayok province is located in the Dong Phaya Yen mountain range - with the highest elevation on Yod Khao Kiew Mountain at 1292 metres. Most of the mountainous area is included in the Khao Yai National Park. The central part of the province is a flat river plain formed by the Nakhon Nayok River. The southern part of the province is relatively unfertile.
The Nakhon Nayok River is the primary river of the province which joins the Prachinburi River at Pak Nam Yotaka in Amphoe Ban Sang, Prachinburi province, where it becomes the Bang Pa Kong River.
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