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The province of Nakhon Pathom

General information about the province of Nakhon Pathom

Province capital: Nakhon Pathom
Name in Thai: นครปฐม

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nakhon pathom

Province of region Central Thailand

The province of Nakhon Pathom is located in the central region of Thailand just before that of Kanchanaburi when you come from Bangkok. Its proximity to the city makes it a destination still somewhat visited by foreign tourists. In general, they come to see its large chedi, the largest of its kind in the world, another astonishing temple, Wat Sampran with its dragon winding around its tower or the lotus ponds.

In town, don't miss the famous Phra Pathom Chedi temple, one of the highest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Around it, in the evening, a night market is held. There is also a royal palace, the Sanam Chandra Palace. In the rest of the province, there is a floating market, the Phutthamonthon, a center of Buddhism and many superb temples. And let's not forget the largest and most beautiful automobile museum (but not only that) in Thailand: the Jessada Technical Museum!

Nakhon Pathom has more to offer than you might think. It's an off-the-beaten-track destination close to Bangkok that's ultimately quite nice for those who have the time and take the time.

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Nakhon Pathom

What attracts visitors to Nakhon Pathom is Wat Phra Pathom Chedi/ With its huge chedi it is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. From 6 am with the chanting of monks until late there is always animation and a lot of crowd around the temple. Every night, on the parking lot, there is a night market with the largest Food Court in Thailand. Nakhon Pathom is believed to be where the first Buddhist Thailand have settled. Western tourists are very rare, it is mostly Thais who travel there to med...

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