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Nakhon Pathom is located in Bangkok Metropolitan Area in Thailand – Part 6

Nakhon Pathom is located in Bangkok Metropolitan Area in Thailand.

Activities in Nakhon Pathom

1. Sight-seeing by Boats
• There are tours of canals.
• Visiting fruit orchards.
• Visiting the orchid farms. This includes:

– Klong (canal) Mahasawat
• One can take a boat ride to see the fruit farmers at work.
• They are on two sides of the canal.
One can take tour orchards of
– Pomelo
– Guava
– Sweet coconut
– Orchid farms
– Tha Cheen River
• There is the place to witness natural ambiance.
• The place is along the river and conjoining canals.

Fruit orchards along Nakhon Chaisi River: Tha Cheen River:
The fruit orchards are located in:
• Tambon Bangchang
• Tambon Klong Chinda
• Chinda Market
All of these are renowned for:
– Grapes
– Mangos
– Sweet coconuts
– Rose apples
– Floral gardens
– Other ornamental plant gardens
Plants and agricultural products can be purchased directly from farmers.

There are cruise services available at:
• Samphran District Office
• via Chinda canal and Bangchang canal
This passes:
• rose apple orchards
• coconut orchards
• orchid farms

Pomelo orchards in Nakhon Chaisi
One can take tour of pomelo orchards that can be done in Amphoe Nakhon Chaisi.

Suan Thai Tawee pomelo orchard
This orchard is situated in Amphoe Samphran.

Banchong Orchid Farm
This orchid farm is also situated in Amphoe Samphran.

2. Olan Lake Water Ski
• This ski is located on Buddhamonthon IV road, Tambon Klong Yong-Bang Pasi.
• It is the center of various water sports.
• This includes 5-pole cable ski as well as regular water ski.

Local products of Nakhon Pathom

– Sweet pomelo
• Their quality is worth a try.
• They are major products of Nakhon Chai Si district.
– Fragrant coconut juice
– Khao lam
This is a kind of sticky rice that is mixed with coconut milk and grilled in a bamboo trunk.

Events and Festivals of Nakhon Pathom

1. Songkran Festival Nationwide
• The traditional Thai New Year usually falls around the 13-17th.
• Local people to pay homage to Buddha images, clean their homes, and sprinkle water on their elders as a mark of respect.
• This has developed in recent years into open water warfare.
• Everything from hoses to ten gallon tubs used to guarantee a thorough soaking of the target.
• This is particularly popular in the tourist areas of Khao San Road, Bangkok, and Chiang Mai.
• The latter also holds colorful parades and religious ceremonies.
During the festival, there are many activities such as:
– The Songkran procession floats
– Chinese Dragon
– Lion Dances
– Bathing of the revered Phra Ruang Rodjanarit
– Sand Chedi building
– Thai opera
– Local entertainments

2. Nakhon Pathom Food and Fruits Fair
• This event is annually held during the Chinese New Year.
• It is held around January–February.
• It is held within the grounds of Phra Pathom Chedi to promote agricultural products.
• It also promotes industrial products of the province.
• It aims to also promote the fruits that are grown in Nakhon Pathom. They include:
– Pomelo
– Sweet coconuts
– Guavas
– Bananas
• It also features:
– Chinese buffet arrangement contests
– Fruit contests

3. Buffet for Elephant and Elephant Queen Pageant
• This is annually held on a National Labor day.
• It is on May 1.
• It is held at the Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo.
• This is to thank the elephants living in the grounds.
• The Elephant Queen Pageant is held.
• This is to find a rather plump lady who could represent and display the elephant’s gentle character.

4. Wat Rai Khing Festival
• This event is annually held.
• It takes place from the 13th day of the waxing moon to the 4th day of the waning moon in the fifth month of the lunar calendar.
• There are many goods sold.
• They range from various government units and from farmers.
• The fair also features fruit contests.
• There are many kinds of entertainment at night.

5. Phra Pathom Chedi Festival
• The fair takes place annually.
• This takes place from the 12th day of the waxing moon to the 4th day of the waning moon in the 12th month of the lunar calendar.
• It is held on the grounds of Phra Pathom Chedi.
• Various entertainments are conducted at night.

6. Loy Krathong Festival
• This is held annually.
• It is held on the 15th day of the waxing moon in the 12th month of the lunar calendar.
• This is at the time of November.
• The festival is held at Sanam Chan Palace. It features:
– Beauty pageants
– Krathong contests
– Hanging lantern contests
– Local entertainment

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.

Location on Google Maps

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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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