Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Nakhon Pathom is a city in central Thailand and capital of the Nakhon Pathom Province. According to tradition, Nakhon Pathom is where Buddhism first came to Thailand.
At the centre of the city is the Phra Pathom Chedi, the largest pagoda in Thailand and possibly in the world. It has been an important Buddhist centre since the 6th century.
Things to See & Do
* Phra Pathom Chedi - largest pagoda in Thailand
* Wat Song Thammakanlayani temple
* Wat Phra Pathom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn - main royal temple
* Phutthamonthon is a large park devoted to Buddhism
* Paya Kong's statue
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Baht (THB)
Language - Thai
Population - 121,000 approx
Land Area - 765.0 km2
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +66
Travel Links - BKS public buses (lines 83 and 997) leave from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal. The trip takes about an hour in good traffic. Buses go every 10 minutes from 4:10AM until 9:30PM.
There are also 2nd class buses to Kanchanaburi every 15-30 minutes.
The State Railway of Thailand operates daily trains to Nakhon Pathom. Trains from Bangkok's Thonburi Train Station to Kanchanaburi/Nam Tok stop at Nakhon Pathom along the way.