Pathum Thani Travel Guide, Pathum Thani Travel Information, Pathum Thani Thailand

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Welcome to Phatum Thani
Introduction
Lotus Museum
Lotus Museum
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.
Borders
North : Ayutthaya and Saraburi
South : Bangkok and Nonthaburi
East : Nakhon Nayok and Chachoengsao
West : Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi
Distance
Distances to Other Provinces
Nonthaburi 26 km Chachoengsao 89 km
Ayutthaya 30 km Nakhon Nayok 101 km
Bangkok 46 km Saraburi 101 km

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Sam Khok 5 km Lam Luk Ka 32 km
Lat Lum Kaeo 16 km Thanyaburi 34 km
Khlong Luang 22 km Nong Sua 47 km
Festivals & Events
Raman Songkran Festival (Perng Songkran)
When: April
Where: Throughout Pathum Thani
Perng Songkran is a Raman Songkran (water festival) for the Thai New Year on the 13th of April. Raman-Thais cerebrated with offering food to the monks with classic Kow-chae (steamed rice in jasmine iced water), served with exotic side dishes early in the day. After making merits, they will be family time gathering to pay respect to parents, grandparents and the elderly and that they will enjoy lunch together. In the afternoon water blessing to the monks and high regards person in the family and community, making sand pagoda, setting free birds and fish fulfill the family activity day.
Saba Game
When: April
Where: Throughout Pathum Thani
Saba is a local game of the Mons organized on Songkran Day. In late 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 meters) from the throwing spot.
Pha Khaosan Dance
When: End of Buddhist Lent
Where: Throughout Pathum Thani
Tak Bat Phra Roi
Tak Bat Phra Roi
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
When: End of Buddhist Lent
Where: Bank of the Chao Phraya River
Tak Bat Phra Roi is a tradition of Mon people conducted at the end of Buddhist Lent by bringing savory food and desserts into a boat a waiting near the bank of the Chao Phraya River for offering to the monks.
Luk Nu Igniting Ceremony
When: Cremation Monks
Luk Nu Igniting Ceremony
Luk Nu Igniting Ceremony
Where: Temple in Pathum Thani Province
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 model funeral pyre. The groups’ competing on igniting the fireworks is part of the Buddhist monk cremation ceremony in Raman-Thai culture.
Mon Rum
When: -
Where: Throughout Pathum Thani
Mon Rum 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.