Nakhon Pathom is a small province located just 56 Kms. 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.
- North: Suphan Buri and Ayutthaya
- South: Ratcha Buri and Samut
- East: Nontha Buri and
- West: Kanchanaburi
Distance from Nakhon Pathom city
of nearby Provinces:
- Ayutthaya 142 kms.
- Kanchanaburi 65 kms.
- Ratchaburi 65 kms.
- Samut Sakhon 63 kms.
driving on the old route of Petchakasem Road (Highway No.4) passing
Aom Noi, Aom Yai, Sam Phran to Nakhon Pathom or driving on a new
route from Bangkok, passing Buddhamonthon, Nakhon Chaisi to Nakhon
From the Southern
Bus Terminal on Boromrajajonnani Road there are two lines of buses.
Old Route (Bangkok-Aom Yai-Sam Phran-Nakhon Pathom), there are
several lines of 2nd class air-conditioned buses: Bangkok-Nakhon
Pathom, Bangkok-Ratchaburi, and Bangkok-Bangli. There are 2 lines
of non air-conditioned buses: Bangkok-Nakhon Pathom, Bangkok-Ratchaburi,
New Route (Bangkok-Buddhamonthon-Nakhon Chaisi-Nakhon Pathom)There are 2 lines of 1st class air-conditioned buses: Bangkok-Nakhon
Pathom and Bangkok Dan Chang (blue bus) or taking the 2nd class
of air-conditioned buses of Bangkok-Damnoen Saduak and Bangkok-Ratchaburi.
For more information, contact the Southern Bus Terminal on Boromrajajonnani
Road. Non air-conditioned buses tel: 0 2434 5557-8 and Air-conditioned
buses tel: 0 2435 1199.
Railway of Thailand operates daily trains to Nakhon Pathom. For
more information contact Bangkok Hualampong Railway Grand Station
Tel: 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 and the Thonburi Railway Station
tel: 0 2411 3102.
in the vicinity of Phra Pathom Chedi area, it features the processions
with decorated floats, dragon and lion groups, as the bathing
Buddha images rite and the rite to pay respects to the elder,
the honorable persons.
the 13th waxing moon day to the 4th waning
moon day of the 5th lunar month
, every year, altogether
8 days and 8 nights. Many forms of entertainment are available
such as musical performance, Lie-Kay (Thai song and dance performance),
Movies. Local goods are also available for sale.
During Chinese New Year period
Venue :In the precinct of
the Phra Phatom Chedi, Amphoe Muang, Nakhon Phathom.
- Background/Rationale : Phra Pathom
Chedi fare held annually during the Chinese New Year period
aims at introducing well-known agricultural products of Nakhon
Pathom such as pomeloes, coconuts with flavored milk, oranges,
guavas, bananas, grapes, Chinese pork sausages, dried and crispy
sweeter pork. Additionally, the fair's purpose is to promote
tourism in Nakhon Pathom.Activities :
1.Exhibiting and selling well-known
food products and varieties of vegetables and fruits.
2. Displaying and selling local handicrafts.
of local culture and tourist attractions and activities of Nakhon
Held within the Sanam Chand Palace ground, contests of many
interesting items are held such as Krathongs (decorated baskets),
hanging lamp shades, Miss Nopamart, including the interesting
folklore playing and displaying of fireworks.
Taking place during
the 12th, waxing moon day to the 4th, waning moon day on the
12Th, lunar month of every year.
Venue : In the precinct of the Phra Pathom Chedi,
Amphoe Muang, Nakhon Pathom.
Background : The festival fair for Paying home to Phra Pathom
Chedi is held annually for nine days and nights. There are all
kinds of entertainment as well as displays of the local products.
1. Paying homage to a relic of Lord Buddha and Phra Pathom Chedi
and making merit.
2. Attending red cross activities.
3. Participating in activities of local schools and government
4. Practicing gun shooting organized
by the police.
5. Buying various kinds of goods
and products from factories, companies and stores.
Samphan Elephant Ground
& Zoo host Jumbo Banquet in May 1st
in honor of the gentle
elephant which are so well loved in Thailand. 2 Tons of elephant's
favorite edibles are selected for them to feast on and Jumbo
Queen contest is provided to find the participant of XL ladies
that best exhibits the characteristics of the titanic elephant.