Nakhon Pathom is a small province located just 56 km west of Bangkok. The province features an ancient religious structure called Phra Pathom Chedi, the first religious landmark that signified the introduction of Buddhism into Thailand. Nakhon Pathom is also renowned for its abundant fruit varieties and famous regional cuisine. Formerly situated by the sea, the city prospered during the Dvaravati civilization, which existed between the 6th and 11th centuries C.E. According to archaeological findings, Nakhon Pathom was the first city to be exposed to the influence of Buddhism. From the Phra Pathom Chedi and other remains discovered in the city area, it is believed that the city was a center of civilization in that era and that people of different races settled in Nakhon Pathom. However, a change in the course of the river caused a draught that forced the people to migrate, leaving Nakhon Pathom deserted for hundreds of years until the reign of King Rama IV. While His Majesty was in monk-hood, he traveled to Nakhon Pathom and discovered the Phra Pathom Chedi. When King Rama IV ascended to the throne, he commanded that a bell shaped Chedi be built to cover the old Chedi. The surrounding area was also renovated and improved. During the reign of King Rama V, the construction of railways to the south began; King Rama V also commanded that the town be relocated from Tambon Thana, Amphoe Nakhon Chaisi, to the Phra Pathom Chedi area as it used to be. Nakhon Pathom has been there ever since.An area of great historical importance that features both archaeological and religious treasures, not least of which is Phra Pathom Chedi, the first religious landmark that signified the introduction of Buddhism to Thailand, Nakhon Pathom has a number of attractions that make it a fine day trip or stopping point on the way to or from Kanchanaburi. Most of Nakhon Pathom consists of plains with no mountainous land, though a plateau rises up in the west. The plains along the Tha Cheen River (Nakhon Chaisi River) are the location of Amphoe Nakhon Chaisi, Amphoe Sam Phran, and Amphoe Bang Len. These fertile lands provide agricultural opportunities for the people, thus most of the residents earn their living from agriculture, plantations and farms growing food crops as well as fruit orchards. In fact, Nakhon Pathom is well known for pomelo, a fruit much like a grapefruit, and some Thais call Nakhon Pathom the sweet pomelo town.
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Some capital market, eat local traditional markets, says former. Len, Nakhon Pathom. Some capital market is a market where the old river Suphan Buri villagers still live and shop as well as the first market building about a hundred years ago. This small markets full of life and atmosphere of the old market entirely. Capital market is a sign of some ancient wooden row houses built since the reign of five points from the two sides lined street until the river. Despite the length of only 200 m. That’s like a living museum that reflects the harmonious combination of Chinese culture and Thailand on the past. On weekdays, the market is quiet enough to Saturday – Sunday is bustling with merchants that sell the store or the shopping cart. Most of it Whether Thailand hyacinth bean, fried noodles, fresh dough tubes. When buying, then go eat, accompanied waterfront in houseboats. Alternatively, sip coffee to absorb the old days. In the coffee shop at vintage original Wat Phai Rong Wua was the one place in the capital markets area of interest. The temple is a building about Buddhism are miserable nice place District 4 models Gautam Buddha. The largest bronze Buddha in the temple of the summit and the world’s largest bronze Thammachak.
When traveling to the capital markets, and most visitors will have to taste the food Chew Choon European Ya Ya Po Pia Tod similar vintage. The egg mixture in the pastry sheet Put each stuffing pork cooked fried shrimp and leaves on Kuicheai eat it without dipping sauce. Many shops in the market are sold by stores Juntima a traditional restaurant. In addition confectionery Thailand is a popular souvenir of some capital market ever. Thailand is a candy store, even by pinning up a huge dessert tray to purchase as many FOI Doonghiib red rice, and dessert.
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The wooden house with Don Wai Tha Chin River remains the old market in the reign of the sixth as well. And a center for agricultural products. Especially vegetables. And traditional sweets Thailand To many popular dishes such as meat or fish boiled with salt fish. Mr. Duck Hnab Boiled bamboo shoots, red-eye chili, etc. Yanang alongside Don Wai Floating Market is located at Wat Don Wai. The Tha Chin River. Some of the aftershock. Pathom, Nakhon Pathom. Open morning to evening.
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The ancient temple is located in Padhone Pagoda. The parish priest Padhone Stay away from the Phra Pathom Chedi along Phetkasem Road to the east, a distance of two kilometers of the original shape Padhone Pagoda. It’s upset O According to the nature of the pagoda Dvaravati. The temple is located in the heart of ancient Padhone Nakhon Chai Si. In the discovered items such as Buddha, the Buddha head, stucco, terracotta and bronze figure garuda gripping naga reign of six he used as his office. For more information, call Tel. 0 3421 2011, 0 3421 2313, 0 3424 2440.
Sanam Chan Palace Located in the city Nakhon Pathom From Phra Pathom Chedi about 2 km area of approximately 888 rai 3 4 meters built by King Rama VI. After his death Sanam Chan Palace is the office of the governor of Nakhon Pathom, including a campus of the University Sanam Chan Palace under the supervision of the Bureau.