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What places to visit in Nakhon Pathom?

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What to see in Nakhon Pathom

People mainly come to Nakhon Pathom to see the Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, known as the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It is an impressive monument where believers are numerous at almost any time day or night. The visitor who comes to Nakhon Pathom sometimes forget to go visit in Sanam Chan Palace, a beautiful Royal Palace easy to find. About thirty kilometers away from the city, there is the Putthamonthon Park self-proclaimed as world center of Buddhism. It primarily its superb walking Buddha, the largest in the world, that people come to see but it also contains the Canon pali marble temple and several small places that represent milestones in Lord Buddha's life.

Must-visit places in Nakhon Pathom

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Phra Pathom Chedi

พระปฐมเจดีย์
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The largest Buddhist monument in the world with its 127 meters high stupa. A important place for Buddhism in Thailand as it was erected where Buddhism was introduced into the country more than 2000 years ago.
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Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple)

วัดสามพราน
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It is with the Phra Pathom Chedi, the other must-see temple in the province. It is unique with its large 80-meter-high red tower and a dragon wrapped around. The ascent is done by walking inside the body of the dragon. The temple's garden are also pleasant and interesting.
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Jesada Technik Museum

เจษฎา เทคนิค มิวเซียม
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It is probably the most important and impressive museum of antique vehicles in Thailand. Those who are passionate about vintage cars will probably linger there for hours, but it is also an interesting visit for others.
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Other nice places to visit in Nakhon Pathom

Sanam Chan Palace

Sanam Chan Palace

starstarstarstar small charming royal palace located 2 km from Phra Pathom Chedi great that we often forget when to comes to Nakhon Pathom but the visit is enjoyable.
Phutthamonthon

Phutthamonthon

starstarstarstar about thirty kilometers from Nakhon Pathom, this huge park is known for the big Walking Buddha statue standing at its center which is reportedly the largest in the world. Around it, monuments recall the main stages of the life of Lord Buddha and a temple houses the sacred texts of Theravada Buddhism carved in marble stone.
Wat Klang Bang Kaew

Wat Klang Bang Kaew

starstarstarstar This temple located about twenty kilometers east of Nakhon Pathom has magnificent murals in its main hall. The chedi that is in the back is very interesting and has very photogenic details.
Wat Sri Sa Thong

Wat Sri Sa Thong

starstarstarstar This temple dedicated to the deity Phra Rahu who swallows sun and moon. There are pretty halls with interesting or even surprising outdoor statues and one hall with a beautifully decorated vault.
Wat Maisupradittharam

Wat Maisupradittharam

starstarstar This golden temple is next to Wat Klang Bang Kaew, so I recommend you to visit it as well while you are in the area even if it is from my point of view a little less interesting. It is undergoing expansion and remains very beautiful ... if you like gold;)

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