This is a continuation of my road trips to provinces in Central Thailand. Over the next few months I am looking to visit destinations that are about 2-3 hours away from Bangkok and then spend about three days exploring that area. My destination last weekend was to Nakhon Pathom which is about an hour and a half to the West of Bangkok. I have been there quite a few times on day trips, but I haven’t stayed in the city for a long time. Sometimes it is nice taking your time. The following photos were tweeted live during my trip. Follow me on @RichardBarrow for Thai travel news and suggestions for new destinations around Thailand.
Thai Film Museum (หอภาพยนตร์) in Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom. Interesting place for movie lovers.
Thai Film Museum in Nakhon Pathom is open at the weekends & holidays. Five rounds per day: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Admission is free. pic.twitter.com/P2o1KvL6sH
Chomchei Cafe in Nakhon Pathom is a journey to the past with old style shops with vintage stock.
Chomchei Cafe in Nakhon Pathom is a popular place for doing selfies and for shooting period movies. There's also a coffee shop. Free entry pic.twitter.com/V8un0mN6Gz
Noodle soup at AEC boat noodle restaurant in Nakhon Pathom. Only 12 Baht. Two bowls were enough to fill me.
Jesada Technik Museum in Nakhon Pathom is perfect for those people who like vintage and unique vehicles.
Owl Art Museum in Nakhon Pathom. Probably only of interest to owl enthusiasts. Closed Mondays. 60B.
Thana Market in Nakhon Pathom dates back 140 years. The present wooden buildings are 90 years old.
Drone photos of Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom. It is the largest pagoda in #Thailand
Good morning from Nakhon Pathom. Top temperature today will be 37°C. My plan is to visit Sanam Chandra Palace and Phra Pathom Chedi pic.twitter.com/h15EYuBPs2
Phra Pathom Chedi (พระปฐมเจดีย์) in Nakhon Pathom is the largest stupa in Thailand at 120.5 metres high.
If you are interested in Buddha images then you should visit Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom. They have them all with signs in English pic.twitter.com/jrTscfeAo2
Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom costs 60B for foreigners & is free for Thais. Though I must admit I didn't realize this until I came out pic.twitter.com/nsUJbWaG5k
Steam locomotive arriving in Nakhon Pathom. This is the special Mother's Day one day trip. The next trips are on 23 October & 5 December pic.twitter.com/ZtAsWDmBa1
Sanam Chandra Palace was built by King Rama VI in the early 20th Century.
Looks like the Aircraft Night Market in Nakhon Pathom has failed. Maybe because it smells like a pig farm.
The Aircraft Night Market in Nakhon Pathom does have some interesting aircraft, boats and decommissioned army vehicles that you can inspect pic.twitter.com/rRIO5iGL0l
For this trip, I stayed at Trendy Hotel in Nakhon Pathom. 850B a night. Not my first choice, but comfortable.
The latest tourist attraction in Nakhon Pathom is Red Lotus Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำทุ่งบัวแดง ณ บางเลน)
Red Lotus Floating Market in Nakhon Pathom is open every day from 8:30am-6pm. But best to go in the cool of the day to see the lotuses pic.twitter.com/0MRTTID9IA
Lam Phaya Floating Market is my favorite riverside market in Nakhon Pathom. It's a foodies paradise