Nakhon Pathom Travel Guide

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Nakhon Pathom Things to Do

  • Floating restaurants at Donwai temple

    Apart from local market,at Donwai temple, you can enjoy yummy local food and dessert.Most ingredients come from local area.So almost 're fresh and natural. If you see one crowded restaurant,that one 's a popular and delicious.

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  • Scenery of Tha Jeen river

    Try a cruise along Tha Jeen river,you 'll enjoy a wonderful scenery of river bank and imagine how old Thai lived together with river. For me,I impressed with Thai traditinal house and nature.

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  • Cruise along Tha Jeen river

    There 're 2 crusing routes from Donwai temple. The one I tried was from Donwai temple to Rai Khing temple. The cruise name Sri Sawas (Yon Yuk) boat. Tel. 0-1448-8876, 0-1659-5805, 0-3432-1038. And another route 's Mitr Saichol travel boat, offer a trip to another side of the first one.Tel. 0-9822-4585. Both route you can enjoy thai traditional...

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  • Local market at Donwai temple

    Donwai temple 's famous as temple in local market where sell local food,dessert and fruits. In the same area,there're some floating restuarants which you can enjoy local dishes. Or if you 'd like to enjoy cruising, some cruise company offer 2 routes along Tha Jeen river. You can have meal along the cruise or just sightseeing.Good time to enjoy...

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  • Buddha Monthon area

    Buddha Monthon or Buddha Mandala is an important place of Thai Buddhist. Located at Buddha Monthon District with a huge park and well-decorated. In this area,there're the remodelling of the important Buddhism places such as the Birth place of Buddha,the the attained enlightenment place,the Buddha's first sermon place and the Nirvana place. This...

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  • Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum

    This museum established in the reign of King Rama V by Prince Damrongrajanupab to collected all artifacts which found in Nakhon Pathom area. At first,the artifacts was housed in the gallery of Phra Pathom Chedi temple,then move to one building where 's still be a museum of the temple. In 2477 B.E. the museum changed to be under the Fine Art...

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  • Another Phra Prathom Chedi Museum

    There 's another museum in Phra Pathom Chedi area. It located on the back of chedi. This museum exhibits all artifacts which donated from people. So you can find all stuffs such as rocks ,amulets ,buddha images ,potteries ,weapons etc. The most interesting stuffs 's the coffins of King Rama VI's dog named Ya-le. It was the king 's most favorite...

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  • Wat Phra Pathom

    One of the holiest buddhist monuments in Thailand, Wat Phra Pathom may house the oldest Buddhist structure in Thailand. According to the legend a chedi was erected during the period of a Mon-kingdom in the 2nd century. Although the structure has a similar style to the Sanchi Chedi in India which was built in the reign of King Asoka. This would date...

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  • The Biggest Pagoda in Thailand

    Chedi is a thai word, means pagoda. Phra Prathom Chedi is the biggest pagoda in Thailand, high from ground to a top is 120 m. , total diameter the base is 233 m. The Chedi located in the area of Wat Phra Prathom Chedi (Temple). There is an area to walk around the Chedi, well we didn't finish the walk round the Chedi as it was so hot !!! by the...

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  • Phra Prathom Chedi Temple

    Only 5 min walk from the railway to Wat Phra Prathom Chedi Temple. It’s the same place where The biggest pagoda situated. The full name of the temple is Wat Phra Pathom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn, this is a first class royal monastery and the house of Phra Pathom Chedi. The temple is beautiful and the features included Phra Prathom Chedi and The Phra...

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  • The Buddha Image - Phra Ruang...

    From front of the temple and chedi, we walked up to the top of a huge staircase to pay respect to the image of Buddha, Phra Ruang Rodjanarith, located in front of Phra Pathom Chedi. The full name is Phra Rung Rodjanarith Sri-intharathit Thammamopas Mahavachiravuth Rachpuchaniyabopitr. The Buddha image was casted during the reign of King Rama VI in...

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  • Nakhon Prathom - The Province

    Nakhon Prathom province, in my thought it is a very nice small province with many kind of attractions, local attractions mostly, I think it’s all about lifestyle, culture but still there is a famous attraction, Phra Prathom Chedi (the biggest pagoda in Thailand). For me Nakhon Pathom attract me as a province where there is a lot various kind of...

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  • Phra Pathom Chedi

    Our tourist guide informed us before we leave the bus that we have about 45 minutes to roam around the chedi. He predicted we'll able to walk around the circular perimeter of the chedi for about 25 minutes. Lani & I laughed at it. 25 minutes? That's too long, we walk fast & we'll probably be done by 15 minutes the most. My, are we so wrong! As we...

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  • The Largest Buddhist Pagoda

    The Phra Pathom Chedi is the very first Buddhist Temple I've visited. Being a Catholic all my life, Buddhism is somethins new to me & something I am very much interested in. Vendors sell incests instead of candles and offer lotus flowers.

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  • Thai's old fashion way of shopping

    This is a must on your visit to Thailand. Vendors and shoppers are on boats. Everything is on sale here from fruits, to bags, to cloaths, to woodworks, to an extensive line of souvenirs. The boat ride costs a tourist 150 Bhat for 30 minutes where the tourists can enjoy a feel of 'shopping while floating', Vendors are a little persistent, forcing...

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  • Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

    A big farm houses many wild animals and crocodiles. They also offers a performances such as Crocodile Wrestling, Magic Show, and Elephant Theme Show .The shows plays everyday at 12.45 p.m. and 2,20 p.m. Additional on holiday at 10.30 a.m.Open daily , 8.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Admission fee: 300 Baht - adults /200 Baht -children. Nearby is Rose Garden...

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  • Chalee Monkol At Pavilion and remote...

    Chalee Monkol At Pavilion and almost pavilions around was built in the reign of king Rama VI . Chalee Monkol At Pavilion built as his residence in European style.At the front of this building 's a statue of Ya-le dog which is the King 's favorite dog.Nowaday, this building dedicated to be a museum. It's worth to visit . Maree Rajja Rattana Ballang...

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  • Sa Nam Chan Palace

    Built in King Rama VI .At first,he came to this area when he was prince.After he reigned he bought the field from farmer and built a vacation palace. Nowaday,there're just the Pimarn Pathom pavilion(the first pavilion) stands as old provincial office and some pavilions in the remote area such as Tab Kwan ,a group of Thai traditional house where the...

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  • Pra Pathom Chedi temple

    The temple where have the biggest and tallest chedi in Thailand. And some said it 's one of the oldest chedi in Thailand. Maybe it 's the one inside.This big chedi built in King Rama IV over an old one ,you can see the ruin inside.And the King ordered to housed the great relic.In the King Rama VI ,he came to reconstruction this temple and settled...

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  • Thai Human Imagery Museum

    Presented a wax and fibreglass model in many kinds,such as 8 Kings in Chakri dynasty, characters from Thai famous literature “ Phra Aphai Manee” , scenes in historic times, traditional playings and Contemporary Thai lifstyles. Open Mon-Fri 9.00 am.- 5.30 pm. Sat – Sun – National Holidays 8.30 am.-6.00 pm.Admission fees : Adult 50 B , children 10 B.

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  • Phra Pathom Chedi (3)

    On one side of the Phra Pathom Chedi there is a small door; behind the door there is a long, dark, narrow tunnel (I could not stand in it) leading to a small dark crypt with a statue. This spot is much worshipped by the pilgrims, but it's difficult to find it.As the crypt was so dark, I could not see what I was going to take a picture of. I...

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    part of night market front of the chedi

    by Wann Updated Oct 25, 2005

    Many time I travel pass by central of the town but mostly just in daytime. Once I stayed over night there and be able to see how lively at night in town. I had a nice & easy dinner at night markt in the area front of The biggest chedi. It's a big night market, there's a variety of local food (Thai Food). We enjoyed food and lively scene of locals. After dinner, we relaxed by walking around and enjoy the area front of The Chedi.

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Nakhon Pathom Transportation

  • Slow Train to Nakhon Prathom

    We took the slow strain from Thonburi station in Bangkok to Nakhon Prathom. I have never come to this station before and a little hard to find for me, a bit outside Bangkok in another side of the river from central Bangkok. We took the slow train number 257, leave at 07.45 am and arrived at 08.50 am, spent 10 B for train ticket. There are some more...

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  • Nakorn Pathom city

    I took a bus from Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok just about 1 hour for a trip. The bus stop 's in city center ,so you can enjoy walking around from the bus stop to some interesting place like Pra Pathom Chedi.

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    Thai dessert

    by pattayaraj Written Oct 27, 2004

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    Thai dessert made from local products in very low price but delicious... Highly recommend for this!!

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Nakhon Pathom Local Customs

  • I made a wish ...

    This is a yellow cloth (actually its color yellow + orange, we normally see same as a color of cloth of monk). All visitors are invited to donate and write something on the yellow cloth as later the cloth will be used for wrapping around the bottom of the chedi when they are full of inscription.

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  • The ceremony at the temple (2)

    Part of the ceremony was the parade around the Chedi. The band, really Thai music instruments had been waiting for the senior official, and some of locals who take part the ceremony finish paying respect to the Buddha Image and the band will lead the parade.

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  • The ceremony at the temple (1)

    By the time we get there, there was a ceremony at the temple and I saw some official of the province, some important persons of the province and a lot locals take part the ceremony. As I knew the purpose of the ceremony to get the donation for further religious activities of the Phra Prathom Chedi Temple.

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Nakhon Pathom Warnings and Dangers

  • More on dogs

    Despite the fact that most of the dogs here are vicious little bastards, if you have a soft spot in your heart for animals, this town can be hard to stomach in terms of injuried dogs. They have little fear of cars and motorbikes, so often times they casually stroll across the street without noticing oncoming traffic. Within the first few hours I...

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  • Aggressive dogs

    There are more stray dogs in this town than I have ever seen in my life. I love dogs, but rabid, aggressive dogs like these should probably be avoided. As a matter of fact, its a bit difficult to avoid them. They also roam in packs, so it can be a bit scary at times. Within my 4 day stay here, I was chased or followed by a pack of no less than 4...

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