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Attractions in Nakhon Pathom province in Thailand

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Home to Thailand's most famous stupa, the Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom lies 56 km. west of Bangkok and is capital of a small province of the same name. It is thought by many to be the country's oldest town. Apart from the magnetic attraction of the huge stupa, the province has some fascinating museums, a royal country retreat a delightful rose garden and elephant shows.

Phra Pathom Chedi

Phra Pathom Chedi

Sanam Chan Palace

The Thai Human Imagery Museum

The Thai Human Imagery Museum

Cultural Show, Rose Garden

Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo

Nakhon Pathom Food and Fruits Fair

Rose Garden

 

Elephant Riding

 

City attractions in Nakhon Pathom

Phra Pathom Chedi

Soaring up 120 metres from the ground and stretching over 230 metres in diameter, this is both the world's largest stupa and one of Thailand's most sacred Buddhist monument. As such it attracts visitors from far and wide to wonder at its magnificent proportions and the aura of reverence that prevails. It was originally built around the 6th century and gradually added to over the centuries, until King Mongkut found the structure overgrown during his wanderings as a monk during the 1850s. He laid plans for the magnificent structure we see today, which was completed early in the 20th century. The towering stupa, which shelters a tall, standing Buddha, is covered with glazed, orange tiles and is surrounded by ceremonial halls, Buddha images, holy trees and meditation chambers.

Sanam Chan Palace

Built in 1907 as a country retreat for King Vajiravudh, this palace is an unusual mix of English and Thai architectural styles. The enormous compound contains various halls and rooms, some made of teak, surrounded by an extensive garden, where visitors are welcome to wander. Opening times are Thursday-Sunday, 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

 

Buddhamonthon

 

Out of city attractions in Nakhon Pathom

Buddhamonthon

Located southeast of Nakhon Pathom on the road toward, Bangkok, this huge site of 2,500 rai (about 1,000 acres) was dedicated as a Buddhist site in 1957 to commemorate 2,500 years of Buddhism. Its main feature is a 16-metre walking Buddha image in the Sukhothai style, but its ample grounds also contain flower gardens, a Buddhist museum and meditation halls.

The Thai Human Imagery Museum

The life-like figures on display here made out of fiberglass include famous monks and kings of the Chakri Dynasty, while other figures depict aspects of Thai lifestyle. It is also on the way to Bangkok, about 9 km. from Nakhon Pathom. The museum is open on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m., weekends 8.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Rose Garden

The immaculately kept lawns and flower beds at the Rose Garden Country Resort, situated between Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom, draw in crowds of visitors every day, not only to appreciate the flowers but also to witness one of the best cultural shows in the country. The show, which takes place each afternoon, includes Thai dancing, ancient sword fighting, a Thai ordination and Thai boxing. There is also a model village where visitors can watch handicrafts being made. The gardens are open from 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo

This place is located just to the north of the Rose Garden and features both crocodile wrestling and elephant rides. It is open from 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Boat Rides on Khlong Mahasawat

One enjoyable was to pass time in this region is by taking a boat trip along Khlong Mahasawat, watching farmers at work in the orchards of pomelo and guava, mango and jackfruit. The trip lasts about two hours. Call 0 2889 2601-7 for more information.

Don Wai Market

Situated in Tambon Bang Kratuek, behind Wat Don Wai is a market that still retains an appearance of a market dating back to the reign of King Rama VI. The old building is made of wood and located on the banks of the Tha Chin River. Agricultural produce are sold daily from 7.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Boats are available for rent for scenic river trips.

 

Special events in Nakhon Pathom

Nakhon Pathom Food and Fruits Fair

January/February
This fair is held annually during Chinese New Year, within the grounds of Phra Pathom Chedi to celebrate the abundance of the province's agricultural products. On display are the fruits that are typically grown in Nakhon Pathom, such as pomelo, coconuts, guavas, and bananas. There are contests for the best specimens and a host of other entertainment.

Elephant Queen Pageant

May 1
This unusual competition has become one of the country's most popular annual events. The pageant's aim is to find one plump lady among the many contestants who best interprets and expresses the elephant's gentle character.

 
 
 
 

 

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