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  • Khlong Prem Prison
    3 stars

    Nonthaburi is home to both the maximum security men's and women's prisons for Bangkok. Quite a few foreign prisoners are inmates of the Nonthaburi Prison, many of whom are serving life sentences for narcotics offences and many of whom would appreciate a visit and a fresh conversation to take them ... read more

  • Nonthaburi Central Market
    3 stars

    It is well worth taking a trip to Nonthaburi to explore the authentic and very colorful central market. Well spaced and not nearly as chaotic as some of the larger markets in downtown Bangkok, Nonthaburi market has a wide range of fresh produce and is certainly worth visiting in if you want to see ... read more

  • Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawihan
    3.5 stars

    Quite a mouthful, so the locals call it Wat Chaloem. Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The area was once home to a fortress known as Pom Thamthim which was built by King Narai in 1665. The fort was mostly demolished in order for the wat, which was ordered by King Rama III in honour ... read more

  • Ko Kret
    3.5 stars

    This large island sits to the north of Nonthaburi and is famed both for its inhabitents and their handicrafts. The island is almost uniformally inhabited by the Mon ethnic group. Their ancestors either fled or were forcibly taken as slaves from what is modern day Burma during the Ayutthaya period ... read more

  • Wat Paramaiyikaat
    3 stars

    This old monastery on Ko Kret was built by Mon immigrants over 200 years ago and was originally known as Wat Pak Aom. Over time the wat was allowed to deteriorate until King Rama V stepped in, had it restored and dedicated to his grandmother and in 1884 King Chulalongkorn visited and deposited a ... read more

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