Pathum Thani is a neighboring province of Bangkok. It is situated on the
Chao Phraya basin with plenty of canals and orange plantations. Its original
name is Muang Sam Khok, which was founded during the Ayutthaya era. It was
the settlement for the Mon people migrating from Mothama (in Myanmar) over
350 years ago. In the year 1815 when King Rama II made a royal visit to
this area, the inhabitants offered him plenty of lotus flowers which is
the origin of the present name. Pathum Thani Town is only 46 kms. from Bangkok.
It occupies an area of about 1,565 square kilometers and is administratively
divided into 7 districts (Amphoes): Muang Pathum Thani, Lat Lum Kaeo, Sam
Khok, Thanyaburi, Nong Sua, Khlong Luang, and Lam Luk Ka.
South: Bangkok and Nonthaburi
East: Nakhon Nayok and Chachoengsao
West: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
|::From Pathum Thani city to nearby provinces::
||::From Pathum Thani city to its districts::
||Lam Luk Ka
||Lat Lum Kaeo
|Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
From Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Railway Station visitors can take any train which stops at Rangsit Market.
From Rangsit it’s a short local bus ride to Pathum Thani.
There are many routes to Pathum Thani:□
Bangkok-Bang Khen-Pathum Thani□
Bangkok-Nonthaburi-Pak Kret-Pathum Thani
Bangkok-Bang Yai-Bang Bua Thong-Lat
Lum Kaeo-Pathum Thani
Pathum Thani can be reached from Bangkok by the following buses, which depart from various points in the city:
Bus No. 33 (Sanam Luang-Pathum Thani)
Bus No. 90 (Chatuchak-Tiwanon Road)
connecting a Rangsit-Pathum Thani bus□
Buses No. 29, 34, 39, 59, 95, 503 to Rangsit, then connecting a Rangsit-Pathum
Bus No. 104 (Victory Monument-Pak
Kret), then connecting Bus No. 33 or Bus No.90
is a local game of the Mons organised on Songkran Day. In the afternoon, young male and female locals will closely socialise.
Their parents will provide an opportunity for them to dress up beautifully to play the Saba game. The Saba disc is made of the
core of Pradu or Makha wood in a round shape with a diameter of 4-5 inches. Players will throw the Saba disc to hit the one
which is positioned 3 wa (6 metres) from the throwing spot.
has been a tradition of the ancient Mon people since the reign of King Narai the Great. The Mon musical ensemble is performed with dancing and singing.
8-12 female performers will dance in auspicious ceremonies, dressing up in traditional Mon costume comprising a breast cloth covering diagonally
on a long-sleeved shirt with no collar. Their hair will be tied up as a bun decorated with jasmine flowers.
is a local performance of the young Mon males and females, similar to Mo Lam of the Northeastern Region or Lam Tat of the
Central Thai people. There are songs, wooing, and answering between the males and females. The musical instruments used
in the performance are violin and So – a fiddle. Thayae Mon can be generally performed in every amusing occasion not only in
Pha Khaosan Dance
is a Mon tradition usually performed after the End of Buddhist Lent, which is during the period of the Kathin Robe Offering.
A group of Pha Khaosan dancers will paddle a boat and ask for a donation of rice - Khaosan, money, and objects in order to
offer to the monk.
Tak Bat Phra Roi
is a tradition of the Mon conducted at the End of Buddhist Lent by bringing savoury food and desserts into a boat awaiting near the
bank of the Chao Phraya River for offering to the monks.
Luk Nu Igniting Ceremony
is a tradition for the cremation of monks and novices by using the firework tied up with a rope as a fuse. When the fire is lit, it will firstly,
burn the robe to the firework, which will further go to light the fire at the funeral pyre.