Its close proximity to Bangkok
means Nonthaburi is often only considered a suburb of the capital, despite it being an official neighbouring province. So forget about Bangkok and get to know the real Thailand on the cusp of the city with one of our Nonthaburi hotels!
Impact Muang Thong Thani is a massive entertainment complex in Nonthaburi, consisting of an arena, convention centre and exhibition hall. Hosting over 490 events and expos every year, there is always something on.
A trip to Koh Kret is a must, an island in the Chao Phraya River only 20km north of Bangkok. It takes about two hours to stroll through the island, or rent a bicycle if you don't fancy walking. The main temple on the island is Wat Poramaiyika, a Burmese style monastery with an accompanying museum that has some very unique and interesting items on display. Kwan Aman Pottery Museum is another good stop, famous for their large collection of ancient Burmese ceramics. Try some of the local food at any of the markets you pass, and spend the day seeing what life is really like in the villages.
Golfers will enjoy a round on the Royal Irrigation Department Golf Course, play 18 holes throughout wonderful lakes and canals. For a truly unique experience, visit a prisoner at Big Tiger (Bang Kwang) Prison. Convicts here have been sentenced to life behind bars, or death row. You will need the name of a prisoner to be able to visit, and nothing from the outside can be brought in. Contact your embassy in Bangkok who will be able to help you find the names of someone to visit if you are interested in spending 45 minutes chatting to an inmate. It's a rewarding experience but it may not be for everyone.
A trip to Thailand is not complete without visiting this province. Find a great deal on Nonthaburi accommodation below and a flight to Bangkok
and book your next holiday today!
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