Nakhon Sawan Province is in the North of Thailand about 240 kilometers north of Bangkok. It is important as it is regarded as the source for the Chao Phraya River which flows all the way south to Bangkok and out into the Gulf of Thailand. One of the latest attractions in the city is the Nakhon Sawan Tower which gives some fine views of the surrounding countryside.
The Nakhon Sawan Tower was completed on 19th August 2008 at an estimated cost of 52.7 million Baht. It is 32 meters high which is the equivalent of a ten storey building. In comparison the Banharn-Jamsai Tower in Suphanburi is 123 meters high. However, the tower in Nakhon Sawan has an advantage as it is built on the top of a hill.
Nakhon Sawan Tower is on Khiriwong Temple Hill overlooking the city. This is the location for the famous Phra Chula Manee Golden Pagoda which you can see in this picture. In the distance you can also see the Nan, Ping, Wang and Yom Rivers which merge together to form the Chao Phraya River. This is the most important waterway in Thailand.
On the first floor of the tower there is the information center and ticket office. The tower is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the weekend. Ticket price is 20 baht for adults and 10 baht for children. On upper floors there are OTOP shops selling locally made products and a restaurant. The viewing platform is on the 10th floor where there are telescopes available.
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