Nakhonpatom is a province 58 km. from Bangkok. It is claimed as one of the oldest cities and the center of civilization in the Dvaravati Kingdom. The city’s area is 2,168.327 sq.km. with 7 districts. Wat Phra Pathom Chedi Rachavaramahaviharn is the royal temple locating the biggest and highest stupa of Thailand. The stupa is also the symbol of the city.
Visitors can go visit Wat Rai Khing in Amphur Sampran. The temple houses the Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara or ‘Luang Pho Wat Rai Khing’. There is a market every Sunday. With the shady and pleasant area, people can take a walk and feed thousands of fish. In the temple, there is a museum exhibiting antiques in this local area.
For those who love flowers, you can go to Sampran Riverside which is the garden in Amphur Sampran near Nakorn Chaisri River. There are many species of flowers and performances from local people.
Every 1-7 of September, you are invited to join Nakornpathom Food and Fruits Festival at Phra Pathom Chedi’s area. There are local and agricultural products to purchase, such as pomelos, coconuts, guavas, bananas, sweet sausages, crispy pork, and pork floss.