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Nakhon Pathom

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  • Phra Phutthamonthon
    3.5 stars

    Here you'll find a statue that is both the world's tallest standing Buddha and the world's tallest copper statue. Called Buddha Monthon, it stands 15.88m and looks over a large reservoir. Monthon is set amid well-kept gardens sprawling an enoumous 400ha - a fittingly grandiose setting for such a ... read more

  • Sanam Chandra Park
    2.5 stars

    Visitors to Nakhon Pathom might want to come here to relax or exercise during their stay. The park offers a nice retreat from the often noisy streets of the city. This is also a great place if you're travelling with kids and want to keep them amused for an afternoon. Near the enterance is a small ... read more

  • Phra Pathom Chedi
    3.5 stars

    London has Big Ben, New York is the Big Apple, and China has the really big wall. But only Nakhon Pathom can lay claim to having the world's largest Buddhist stupa -- impossible to miss -- rising grandly from the centre of town. Originally constructed over 1,000 years ago, it has undergone virtual ... read more

  • Sanam Chandra Palace
    3 stars

    This is a collection of half-a-dozen or so former residences the Thai royal family had built as getaways from Bangkok. The Chaleemongkolasana Residence is the centrepiece and looks kind of like a medievil castle built by Bavarian midgets. King Rama VI had it built in 1908 and didn't get around to ... read more

  • Jesada Technik Museum
    4 stars

    Founded by twealthy Thai businessman Jesada Dejsakulrit in 2007, this is by far the biggest and best classic car museum in Thailand. In rural Nakhon Pathom province just west of Bangkok, rice, fruit and orchid fields stretch for miles across the sun-soaked landscape. It's the last place you would ... read more

  • Sampran Riverside
    3.5 stars

    Covering a vast area along the Tha Jeen River, Sampran Riverside includes a botanical garden, organic farm, Thai cultural park, elephant grounds, market, spa, pagodas, traditional Thai houses, cafes, restaurants and a resort. Off the main road from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom lies Sampran Riverside, ... read more

  • Thana Old Market
    3.5 stars

    Ringed by venerable wooden shophouses, Talad Thana lies at the heart of Nakhon Pathom province's enduring agricultural tradition. Unlike many Thai towns where historic old houses have been replaced by concrete blocks in the name of "progress", the village of Nakhon Chaisi has successfully ... read more


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