Nakhon Pathom Tourism

Nakhon Pathom (Thai: นครปฐม, pronounced [náʔkʰɔ̄ːn pā.tʰǒm]) is a city (thesaban nakhon) in central Thailand, former capital of the Nakhon Pathom Province. One of the most important landmarks is the giant Phra Pathom Chedi. The city is also home to Thailand's only Bhikkhuni temple Wat Song Thammakanlayani (วัดทรงธรรมกัลยาณี), which is also open to women from abroad. Nakhon Pathom houses a campus of Silpakorn University within the Sanam Chan Palace. The city lies 57 km west of Bangkok. According to Charles Higham, "Two silver medallions from beneath a sanctuary at Nakhon Pathom, the largest of the moated sites, proclaim that it was 'the meritorious work of the King of Sri Dvaravati', the Sanskrit term Dvaravati meaning 'that which has gates'. The script is in south Indian characters of the seventh century." Nakhon Pathom was the largest Dvaravati center.


Looking for travel information about Nakhon Pathom? Explore the best travel advice on Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. After your splendid visit to Nakhon Pathom, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Bangkok. Bangkok, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Wat Pho Reclining Buddha, B T S Skytrain, Rajawongse Clothier. Also, to reach Nakhon Pathom, you'll have to take a flight to Bangkok; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Nakhon Pathom are of 1-2 days.

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