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.