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Nakhon Pathom is located in Bangkok Metropolitan Area in Thailand – Part 3

Nakhon Pathom is located in Bangkok Metropolitan Area in Thailand.

Places to see in Nakhon Pathom

4. Phutthamonthon
• This is a large park.
• It is devoted to Buddhism.
• It is located in the east of the province.

5. Suan Sam Pran
• This is a big garden.
• It is located at Phetkasem Road.
• There is a Sam Pran Crocodile farm which is nearby.
• This includes a zoo.
• It has both elephant and crocodile shows.

6. The Jesada Technik Museum
• This museum is situated on the eastern edge of Nakhon Chaisri.
• It has a large collection of:
– old cars
– trucks
– planes

7. Pra Pratone
• Paya Kong was a former ruler of Nakhon Chai Si.
• He fathered Paya Pan.
• He is said to have built the pagoda at Pra Pratone.
• He built it for his father.
• Phra Pathom Chedi at Nakhon Pathom was built for Grandmother Hom.
• She is considered to have reared him.
• There is a Paya Kong’s statue.
• This statue is near the central market of Nakhon Pathom.
• It is much revered.

8. Wat Phra Pathom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn
• This is a first class royal monastery.
• The temple encloses Phra Pathom Chedi.
• It is the largest pagoda in Thailand.
• Phra Pathom Chedi is the official provincial symbol of Nakhon Pathom.

9. Nakhon Pathom Palace
• The palace was built under the royal command of King Rama IV.
• This was built near the Phra Pathom Chedi.
• It resembles the palaces in the Ayutthaya period.
• The King ordered that a palace be built on the perimeter of the temple.
• It houses the Phra Buddhabat.
• It is the Buddha’s Foot Print.

10. Neun Wat Phra Ngam
• The name “Wat Phra Ngam” is a temple of magnificent Buddha images.
• This was given the name due to discovered earthen Buddha images.
• The discovered artifacts date back to the Dvaravati period.
• It is same time when Phra Pathom Chedi was found.

11. Phrabat Somdej Phra Monkut Klao Chaoyuhua Museum
• The palace was constructed by command of King Rama VI.
• This was built in the year 1907.
• Sanam Chan Palace covers a vast area.
• It has a big court in the middle.
• It is surrounded by ring roads.
• It has water canals on the outer perimeter.
The beautiful halls in the middle of the Palace include:
– Phiman Pathom Hall
• It is the first hall to be built in the Sanam Chan Palace.
• It is of European architecture.
• It is a 2-story building.
• King Rama VI resided before his ascension to the throne.
• This now houses a part of the Nakhon Pathom City Hall.

– Apirom Reudi Hall
• It is a 2-story hall.
• This is situated to the south of Phiman Pathom hall.
• Now, it houses the offices of the Nakhon Pathom City Hall.

– Vatchari Romya Hall
• This is a 2-story hall.
• It was built in Thai architecture.
• It has multi-layered roof.
• The roof is with colorful tiles on the turret.
• It has a swan-like finial on the roof ridge.
• It represents the head of garuda.
• There are small finials jutting out of the 2 corners of the gable.

– Samakki Mukmat Hall
• This is a Thai style hall.
• It was a meeting hall for King Rama VI.
• It is a place where he held court.
• This hall was also used as a Khone theater.
• At present, this hall is a meeting hall of Nakhon Pathom province.
• It is also used to hold other provincial ceremonies.

12. Phra Tamnak Chali Monkol-asna
• This is a 2-story building.
• It is of European architecture.
• It is plastered in caramel-yellow, with roof tile in red.
• It was used as a temporary residence of King Rama VI.
• He resided here when there were missions that involved with Suer Pah Unit.

13. Phra Tamnak Mari Ratchrat Banlang
• This is a 2-story wooden building.
• It is painted in red.
• The building is situated opposite to Phra Tamnak Chali Monkol-asna.
• These are connected via a walk way.

Best time to visit / climate

• Thailand is largely tropical.
• It’s hot and humid all year around with temperatures in the 28-35°C range (82-95°F).
• From November to the end of February, it doesn’t rain much and temperatures are at their lowest.
• From March to June, Thailand swelters in temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F).
• From July to October, although it only really gets underway in September, tropical monsoons hit most of the country.

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How to get there?

1. By Bus
• BKS public buses leave from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal.
• The trip costs 40 baht in first class.
• It takes about an hour.
• Buses go every 10 minutes from 4:10 AM until 9:30 PM.
• There are also 2nd class buses to Kanchanaburi every 15-30 minutes.
• There is a non-stop minibus service between Bangkok’s Victory Monument and the Big C Superstore in Nakhon Pathom.
• There is a drop off directly in front of Phra Pathom Chedi.
• The Victory Monument is far more convenient than the Southern Bus Terminal.

2. By Train
• The State Railway of Thailand operates daily trains to Nakhon Pathom.
• Trains from Bangkok’s Thonburi Train Station to Kanchanaburi or Nam Tok stop at Nakhon Pathom along the way.

3. By Car
• From Bangkok, drive on the old route of Petchakasem Road passing Aom Noi, Aom Yai, Sam Phran to Nakhon Pathom.
• Or drive on a new route from Bangkok, passing Buddhamonthon, Nakhon Chaisi to Nakhon Pathom.
• The new route is Highway No. 338.
• It originates on Pinklao Road.
• The elevated part from Pin Klao Bridge to Buddhamonthon 2 Road is toll free.
• It cuts down travel time considerably.

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Blogs / Sites about Thailand – Nakhon Pathom

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