Nakhon Sawan City
Nakhon Sawan is the first of the thai cities along the Chao Phraya River. Part of it's name (Nakhon) actually means 'large city' in english so it is no surprise that the traffic here can be busier than many other provincial cities.
One-way systems and a nicely laid out grid network infrastructure mean this city is fairly easy to navigate around.
Nakhon Sawan is what we consider as an all-rounder of a city in some ways. It's a provincial city but one in which the Thai-Chinese have a real presence.
Strangely, outside of Bangkok, this is the only place we've seen where prostitution takes place openly and on the street. It's not often while walking into 7/11 you're being harangued by the local she-devils!
The local language and dialect follows the official government thai or central dialect.
Nakhon Sawan Facts
Founded: ? A.D
Population: 400,000 (Approx)
Size (Metropolitan): 8 Sq. Miles
Typical Visa Run Destination: Mae Sot or Mae Sae.
Seasons and Weather.
The north-centrally located Nakhon Sawan is a sweltering city, despite being slightly north of Bangkok. Sitting on flat, low-lying plains mean for humidity.
The heavily built up environment amplifying the high temperatures year round with the cold season bringing only a marginal drop in temperatures. The wettest part of the year is normally September and the coldest is usually December and January.
Cool Season - October to February. Avg Temp - 26 C
Hot Season - March to May. Avg Temp - 32 C
Wet Season - June to September. Avg Temp - 30 C.
The map of Nakhon Sawan shows the layout of the city. The red line marks the main highway running north to south
Nakhon Sawan Provincial Map