Khao Tham Phra is at Mu 8 in Tambon Noen
Sala. Inside are stalactites, stalagmites and
Buddha images. During Songkran Festival locals
will take flowers, candles and incense sticks up the 100
steps from the foot of the hill to pay homage to the
images. A great view of Amphoe Krok Phra can be
seen from the peak.
:Take the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra road for about 16
kilometers, then turn right onto the Krok Phra-Thapthan
road for about 10 kilometers and a left into the cave
for about 4 kilometers. The road is a laterite
road. The total distance from the city is
approximately 30 kilometers.
Wat Bang Mafo is an old temple built in the
late Ayutthaya period. The most striking aspect is
the main hall that has unique doors and windows designed
by the monk Luang Pho Sun. Inside is an image of
Rachathipok that was given by the king. The inner
walls have murals of a Buddhist tale, while the hall
directly opposite has murals of the life of Lord Buddha.
They are the works of ancient artisans. The main Buddha
image in the Man Wichai posture is strange in that it
also holds a palm-leaf fan. Under the multi-tiered
roof is a lovely replica of Lord Buddha’s Footprint.
An annual temple fair is held on the 9th and 10th
crescent-moon nights of October.
Use the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra route. It is about
3 kilometers from the district office. The route
goes past Ban Hua Hat, which is a handicrafts village
that makes basketry of Tambon Dong Chaphlu.
Basketry items are made of bamboo because it is easy to
find in the area.
Wat Bang Pramung Floating Market is on the
bank of Bang Pramung Canal in front of Wat Bang Pramung,
about 14 kilometers from the city on the Nakhon
Sawan-Krok Phra road. Locals will paddle to the
market to sell goods and agricultural produce every
weekend during 07.00-16.00 hrs. In addition, there
are other services like traditional Thai massage, boat
tours of Bang Pramung Canal, tours of orchid farms, and
boats and water bicycles for hire. For more
information, please contact Krok Phra District Office at
: Take the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra road for around 9
kilometers, then turn right for about 7 kilometers into
Wat Bang Pramung. The total distance from the city
is around 16 kilometers.