What to do and see in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand: The Best Places and Tips

March 10, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Nakhon Pathom (Thai: นครปฐม, pronounced [náʔkʰɔ̄ːn pā.tʰǒm]) is a city (thesaban nakhon) in central Thailand, the former capital of Nakhon Pathom Province. One of the most important landmarks is the giant Phra Pathom Chedi. The city is also home to Thailand's only Bhikkhuni temple Wat Song Thammakanlayani (วัดทรงธรรมกัลยาณี), which is also open to women from abroad.
Restaurants in Nakhon Pathom

1. Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

T.Phra Pathom Chedi, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand +66 34 340 155
Excellent
47%
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42%
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10%
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4.5 based on 318 reviews

Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

This 6th-century temple is the largest in the world.

Reviewed By Perry B - Hong Kong, China

This is a superb temple and well worth the visit. We spent a scintillating afternoon there.The chedi is both magnificently beautiful and soul enhancing.There are a range of structures to visit and stories to hear related. Our guide was very well informed. The overall feelings that filtered through to me on the afternoon were benevolence and compassion. So all in all this is an inspiring place to visit and one which looms over and casts its kindly light over the entire city of Nakhon Pathom.

2. Sanam Chandra Palace

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand +66 34 900 190
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 109 reviews

Sanam Chandra Palace

Reviewed By Raintree_Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand

The "palace" is actually a huge area of several "residences" of Rama VI, who ruled Siam from 1910 until his death in 1925. Rama VI, who was known for advocating "Thainess" and Thai nationalism, weathered criticism and coup plots from military elements that were impatient with the slow pace of "modernization" and advocated increased democracy. He was also criticized for the opulence of the residences at Sanam Chandra.
The beautiful shaded grounds are a favorite spot for locals for jogging and walking in the afternoon and evening (hundreds of people!). The grounds can be visited for free (after 4:00 p.m.) and provide a wonderful area for relaxed walking and recharge (after 6:00 p.m., visitors have to sign in and out of the grounds, but the process is simple). There are some restrictions on where people can wander, but officials and security staff are friendly.
One of the more interesting structures on the palace grounds is the Phra Tamnak Chali Monkol-asna, which is a 2-story building constructed in European-castle style architecture, beautifully colored in caramel-yellow and brown, with roof tile in red. In front of this structure is a cast statue of Rama VI's beloved dog, Ya Lei (sometimes written as "Jarlet"). The dog was born in a prison in Nakhon Pathom and adopted by Rama VI. It became such a favorite of the king that it even became the target of envy and was eventually shot and killed by a detractor.
Sanam Chandra Palace is a good place for visitors interested to learn more about Thai architecture, history and culture.

3. Don Wai Market

Soi Rai Khing, Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom 73110, Thailand
Excellent
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Don Wai Market

Reviewed By IvanS225 - Singapore

I really adore this place... there's a famous braised duck restaurant called Nai oou restaurant within the market... food is affordable and yummy.. and you get a nice view of the river! Overall.. the place is great to visit... still pretty much uncommercialised!

4. Nikanti Golf Club

333, Moo 1 | Thammasala Subdistrict, Nakhon Pathom 73000, Thailand +66 34 965 666
Excellent
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Nikanti Golf Club

Nikanti Golf Club - Delight All Round At no other destination in Asia can be found such a truly distinctive all-inclusive golf experience. From tee to green - as well as from chef's kitchen to dining table and during exceptional private events - Nikanti Golf Club aces every pleasure.

Reviewed By c2chen - Singapore, Singapore

This was my 2nd game in 6 months. A very new golf course that provides a unique experience starting from the Locker room. The lockers are enabled with RFID and the toilets and bathing facilities are spacious and modern. The green fees include a buffet breakfast and a concierge is at hand to remind you of your tee time. As you leave the restaurant, the buggies for your flight are lined up parade style with caddies standing next to the buggy to welcome you. Next, the caddy will drive you to the practice green until your tee time is due. The course is a new concept of every 6 holes making up of 2 par 3s, 2 par 4s, and 2 par 5s making a total of 6 par 3s, 6 par 4s and 6 par5s.. At the end of each sixers, there's a refreshment kiosk for drinks and snacks which you can partake for free as its covered in the green fees. The course itself is in excellent condition and its a joy to see that the caddies are strictly following good golfing practices of repairing divots and pitch marks, ensuring that the course is in good condition. Caddy tips have also been covered in your green fees, so at the end of the game, there's a buffet lunch awaiting you again covered by the green fees In all, it was a great golfing experience.

5. Nakhon Pathom Floating Market

Klong Damnoen Saduak, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 81 reviews

Nakhon Pathom Floating Market

This market is practically deserted by 8 AM.

Reviewed By TheShis - Tel Aviv, Israel

This is a great and colourful market, with some wonderfully cheap finds.
Make sure you hire a boat for not more than 100 (a hundred) Bahts (they will ask you for 3000...) and get a "guided" tour of the market.
While the market IS a nice place, I'm not sure it's worth the cab drive from Bangkok (time and money), but in any case, never agree to pay the initial price asked.

6. Phutthamonthon

25/25 Salaya, Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Phutthamonthon

Reviewed By hotbee2099 - Bangkok, Thailand

Today is the Visakha Puja Day is an important day for international religious sect Buddhists all over the world. Thailand is a big day Be held in Thailand Today I traveled to philanthropy Phuttamonthon 4. Salaya, Nakhon Pathom..
From Bangkok Accessible in several directions Was traveling along Phetkasem Road about 22 km turn right into Phuttamonthon 4 to about 8 km to the streets Pinklao - Nakhon Chai Si. Then split into four small Phuttamonthon.You can also travel by Phuttamonthon three separate road into the park (axis) to into a Buddhist. Park Street (Axis ) Street lighting columns decorated with photos Kinnaree. Fountains and ornamental plants Beautiful scenery

7. Sam Phran Elephant Ground & Zoo

Petkasem Road K.m. 30, Sam Phran District,, Nakhon Pathom 73110, Thailand +66 2 295 2938
Excellent
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3.5 based on 193 reviews

Sam Phran Elephant Ground & Zoo

Reviewed By Miles P - Doha, Qatar

This experience was one of a kind. We traveled for 2 hours, waited for the others for another hour but its worth it. Though the stay was only short, we enjoyed going around and taking pictures especially for a nature lover like me. I didn't see all what's in that zoo but I loved what I saw.

8. Wat Phra Mayn

Phet Kasem Road, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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4 based on 9 reviews

Wat Phra Mayn

Reviewed By Vivinada

beautiful temple. Renovation work is ongoing. More tourists here as compared to other temples. Large compound. It has an entry fee

9. Prince Mahidol Hall

999 Phuttamonthon 4 Road, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand +66 2-800-2525-34
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Prince Mahidol Hall

Reviewed By maciejbosak - Krakow, Poland

Prince Mahidol hall, located within Mahidol University campus, is a home of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. The Concerts are usually on Friday, 7 pm and Saturday 4 pm.

10. Wisdom Learning Piyachanok Center

61 Moo 9 | Don Yai Hom, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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4 based on 4 reviews

Wisdom Learning Piyachanok Center

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