Nakhon Pathom

Things to do in Nakhon Pathom

Nakhon Pathom is a small province located just 56 kilometers from Bangkok. The province features an ancient religious structure called “Phra Pathom Chedi”, the first religious landmark that signified the influx of Buddhism into Thailand.

Nakhon Pathom is also renowned for its abundant fruits varieties and famous dishes. Formerly situated by the sea, the city prospered during the Dvaravati civilization.

According to archaeological findings, Nakhon Pathom was the first city to possess influences of Buddhism and Indian civilizations. Nakhon Pathom covers an area of 2,168 square kilometers.


It is divided into 7 administrative districts or Amphoes:

Mueang Nakhon Pathom, Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Chai Si, Don Tum, Bang Len, Sam Phran Phutthamonthon.
Neighboring Provinces: Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi, Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi.

Things to do in Nakhon Pathom

Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom

Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom

The tallest Buddhist monument in Thailand. This impressive pagoda is 120 meter high and it has a 234 meter long circumference at the base.

Wat Rai Khing

Wat Rai Khing

Is located in Tambon Rai Khing 32 kilometers from Bangkok. It is a civilian monastery built in 1791. Somdej Phra Phutth Chan named this temple after the district. When construction…

Rose Garden Thai Village

Rose Garden Thai Village

A garden on the river, along with an orchid farm, a model Thai village, Thai art and culture, and an elephant ride through the village.          …

Giant Dragon Temple at Wat Samphran

Giant Dragon Temple at Wat Samphran

Located around 40 kilometers to the west of Bangkok, it is a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Pathom province. The 17-story tall pink cylindrical building with a gigantic dragon sculpture is…

Phutta Monthon (Buddhist Mandala)

Phutta Monthon (Buddhist Mandala)

Founded by the government and the people to commemorate the 2500th year existence of Buddhism, Phutta Monthon in Nakhon Pathom Province is a religious site that occupies a vast area…

Thai Soang Village, Nakhon Pathom

Thai Soang Village, Nakhon Pathom

Thai Soang village is located at Ban Ko Rad, 9 km south of Amphoe Bang Len. It is home to Thai Soang or Lao Soang tribe, who migrated from Ban…

Phra Pra Thon Pagoda

Phra Pra Thon Pagoda

Another historical site located in Wat Phra Padhon Chedi temple, Tambon Phra Patdhon. It is located 2 kilometers to the east of Phra Pathom Chedi down Petchakasem road. The former…

Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum

Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum

The National Museum of Phra Pathom Chedi is situated at a lower level in the east of the Ubosot. This museum exhibits historical remains and ancient artefacts which were discovered during…

Don Wai Floating Market

Don Wai Market

In operation everyday from 6 am to 18 pm., Don Wai Floating Market is famous for delectable food such as ducking and fish-based dishes cooked in traditional styles, as well…

Jesada Technik Museum

Jesada Technik Museum

Located in Nakhon Pathom Province displaying a large array of vintage vehicles, including planes, helicopters, trains, motorbikes & cars

Thai Film Museum in Nakhon Pathom

Thai Film Museum

Thai Film Museum is located in Nakhon Pathom Province, divided into several rooms, arts hall, movie hall, that can be provided to the public for study, research, and appreciation, etc.

Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom

Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom

Located in the town of Nakhon Pathom 2 km west of Phra Pathom Chedi.             Attractions in the Palace: Phiman Pathom Hall Apirom Reudi Hall…