Nonthaburi Travel Guide

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Nonthaburi Highlights

  • Pro
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    YaaDong says…

     Relaxed, markets, old temples ,food,samlors,riiver." 

  • Con
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    madmatg says…

     Little to do compared to Bangkok 

  • In a nutshell
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    YaaDong says…

     The River Runs Through It 

Nonthaburi Things to Do

  • Porramai Yikawas temple @ Koh Kret...

    Originally,it called Pak Ao temple.It's Mon temple where built in Ayutthaya period. It was left after the 2nd Ayutthaya War. Later, in 2417 B.E. King Rama V of Rattanakosin renovated and dedicated to his grand mother. He gave the new name "Porramai Yikawas" means temple of grand mother. Some interesting things in this temple 're Ubosot or...

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  • Koh Kret Island

    The island where used to be a land, in Ayutthay period ,there was a big project to build a canal linked the zigzag river route for more easier tranportation. So that area became an island by human doing. Also in later period,the King donated this island as a land of Mon community who invaded from Burma. It was the beginning of Mon life there. After...

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  • Bike Ride

    An enjoyable way to see is by bicycle.They can be rented for 40-50 baht at village number 6,near Phai Lom Temple.It is easy to ride around the whole Island and get a down to earth look at the local comunity.You will pass frinendly vender selling Pat Thai and kids playing and laughting .Riding early in the morning or later in the afternoon is better...

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  • Nonthaburi Fresh Market

    This is a good place to check out an authentic Thai fresh and wet market.Nonthaburi market has a wide range of fresh produce and is certainly worth visiting in if you want to see a traditional Thai market. Wander and take in the sights, colours and smells of the new, interesting and tasty foods you're bound to discover. To reach the market walk...

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  • The Leaning Chedi

    The most notable icon of Ko Kret is the leaning chedi or Chedi Mutao, a pagoda in Wat Poramai Yigawat located at the north-eastern tip of the island.

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  • Elephant God & Mon Style Pottery

    Kwan A Man is a Mon cultural centre on Ko Kret featuring traditional Mon earthen pottery. The art of making pottery of the Mon people dates back to the Thon Buri period. It is considered the oldest kind of handicraft in Nonthaburi. Along the walkway on the island are some homes that make pottery items for daily use like flowerpots, mortars, jars,...

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  • Wat Paramai Yikawat

    Wat Paramai Yikawat is one of the first temple you will see as you get off the ferry boat to Ko Kret from Wat Sanam Nuea pier. Also known as Wat Mon was built about 200 years ago in the Mon style.The main attractions here are the Mon-style marble Buddha image ,mural paintings and a Mon style carved pagoda.

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  • Kret Island

    At the end of the Ayutthaya period Ko Kret Island was first inhabited by a community of Mon people from Burma.These craftsman made a distinctive style of pottery which they still continue to do today.There are many shops on the Island where you can buy pottery at a resonable price.There are also a couple of old temples to be seen and some relaxing...

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  • Bang La mud Nai temple

    This temple located one finest Wooden Library hall in the pond. The reason to build in the pond 's to protect book from insect.

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  • Chalor temple

    This temple was built in Late Ayutthaya period. The interesting thing 's Ubosot or ordination hall where have curve base and decorated the pediment with stucco and pottery.

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  • Amphawan temple

    Originally called Bang Muong temple, built in Late Ayutthaya period. The interesting buildings 's Wooden Library hall located in the pond. It was built in Rattanakosin style.

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  • Chotikaram temple

    Originally it called Sam Jeen temple, built in Pre Rattanakosin period and renovated again by one goverment officer named Chao Phraya Choduek Racha Setthi. In 2484 the name was changed to Chotikaram temple. Some interesting thing in this temple 're : Ubosot or ordination hall with curve base, Inside decorated with mural painting depicted about the...

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  • Pho Bang O temple

    This temple was built in the reign of King Rama III by Kron Luang Seneeborrirak, one goverment officer . It was famous in mural painting inside old Ubosot or ordination hall depicted about Buddha life and Dharma puzzle.

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  • Pottery Museum or Kwan Ar Mhan@Koh Kret...

    Located in Kret Island,about 100 metres from Porramaiyikawas temple. This museum originated from Khun Pisal Boonphuk who aimed to collected the ancient Mon pottery as much as he can. Inside the museum,exhibit so many old potteries which made from the ancient Mon method. Almost 're for water container but in many shapes,such as cylinder shape pot...

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  • Take a walk in central of the town

    Doesn't matter which way you travel to Nonthaburi, by the time you get in central of the town, you will see a crowded of locals, a numerous of street vender set up on footpath all the way. If you walk along the main road to the pier, get into the subway (soi) you will see a lot big market which sell all the fresh food. If you get there in the...

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Nonthaburi Restaurants

  • City Center Standards in the Suburbs

    Suan Thip is an unlikely restaurant to be found in a quiet riverside suburb just outside Bangkok. Set in a pretty garden next to the mighty Chao Phrya river, this authentic Thai restaurant serves the highest quality dishes with city center hotel-type service. You can choose a private table in the riverside garden or east in the beautifully...

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  • Thai Home made dessert

    Once you are on Koh Kret Island you will notice small vendors selling all sorts of food and yummy Thai desserts.Try some . The coconut ice-cream served in a bannana leaf cup is perfect for those hot days.Only 10 baht!

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  • Afgany/Indian in Nonthaburi

    This restaurant is actually an afgany rug store. The people that own it makes rugs upstairs and have the restaurant downstairs. It is not normally very busy on the weekdays so, and they normally go out and buy the food as you order it. So plan on spending a good hour or 2 here; which is great cause i love to eat and fellowship with friends. The...

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Nonthaburi Nightlife

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    by madmatg Written Apr 29, 2008

    There are some pretty decent night markets around both Major Pakret and Major Rangsit. They normally set up around 5 or 6pm and close up around 9-10pm. It's a good place to go if you're looking for cheap clothing or accessories all kinds of nonsense for cheap, just dont forget to bargain

    Dress Code: whatever you want

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Nonthaburi Transportation

  • Ferry

    You can get the ferry across to Ko Kret at the Wat Sanam Nuea pier Pakkret just pass the market .It cost only 3 baht for the normal ferry.It departs whenever they have enough passengers and the trip crosses the Chao Phraya is just 2 - 3 minutes . There are also the faster longtail boat if you don't want to wait for about 30 baht.

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  • Boat Ride

    The best way to visit Nonthaburi is via the Chao Phraya River Express Boat, Nonthaburi is the very last northern stop. The trip takes a little over an hour by the regular boat (12B) and 45 minutes by the express boat (18B).

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  • From bangkok to Nonthaburi by boat

    you can jump on the cheap boat, at any of the stops along the chao phraya river(west side of Bangkok), for only 13 baht and ride all the way to anywhere you wanna go including nonthaburi, i believe you can also buy a day ticket if you wanna go wandering around the west and east sides of the river for cheap. You can hop some faster, but they will be...

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Nonthaburi Off The Beaten Path

  • Old Local Thai Homes

    Rent a bike and cycle around the Island you will see the local community and old Thai wooden houses .

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  • Wat Pai Lom

    This is another temple on Ko Kret formerly know as Wat Pla To.It was built in 1717 and was completed 5 years later by a monk Phraya Jeng.

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Nonthaburi Favorites

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    by YaaDong Written Aug 8, 2008

    Favorite thing: The clock tower is the first thing you will notice when getting off the boat at Nonthaburi Pier.It is a prominent landmark located inside a roundabout next to the pier.Painted yellow to honour the King this is the main junction for all Nonthaburi's transportaion; the pier is the northernmost stop of the Chao Phraya boat service and all buses stop here.The street market also starts from the clock tower.

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