Top 4 attractions to explore in Nonthaburi
Nonthaburi is situated in the bank of the Chao Phraya River, where many orchards and a number of Historical temples are found. Nonthaburi is the most densely populated province after Bangkok.
Koh Kret is a small island located in Chao Phraya River in the province of Nonthaburi and is some 2 km long and 1 km wide. It has seven main villages, the largest and most populous being Ban Mon. Of special interest are the riverside houses of a type which has changed little in a hundred years, the river-based lifestyle of the people, the traditional earthenware pottery, and several old Mon style temples, in particular Wat Paramai Yikawat with its adjoining museum.
Maha Chesadabodindranusorn Bridge is a extradosed bridge in area of Mueang Nonthaburi District in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, over the Chao Phraya River. The bridge is the first extradosed bridge in Thailand. It is located between Phra Nangklao Bridge and Rama V Bridge, connects Nonthaburi 1 Road, on the east side of the river, and Bang Si Mueang - Wat Bot Don Phrom Road and Ratchaphruek Road, on the west side of the river.
Wat Poramai Yikawat on Ko Kret island is an old Mon temple built by immigrants more than 200 years ago. It was initially called Wat Pak Ao and today commonly known as Wat Mon. King Chulalongkorn renovated the monastery in the dedication to his grandmother and constructed Phra Maha Raman Chedi to house Buddha relics. The principal Buddha of the monastery is carved with marble in Mon style.
Wat Prasat was built during the reign of King Narai the Great . The Ubosot, or Temple hall, boasts sophisticated craftsmanship: the upper part features a divine god riding a mythic bird-beast (a Garuda), and the finial is decorated in the Mon style, with a royal lion featured beside the finial.The reason behind the unusual shape of the building is that the shape easily allows cool air to replace hotter air as it rises.
Map of attractions in Nonthaburi