Nakhon Pathom Province: Profile, Tourist Spots, Schools

Nakhon Pathom Province is a province of the central region of Thailand. It is bounded on the north by Suphan Buri and Ayutthaya, on the east by Bangkok and Nonthaburi, on the south by Samut Sakhon, and on the west by Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi.

Nakhon Pathom Province is considered part of Metro Bangkok because most of its eastern part is urbanized and industrialized although its western part is dominated by rice paddies, orchards and fishfarms. It has a total land area of 2,168.3 km2 and an estimated population of more than 911,000 in 2015. Topography is entirely flat.

The province is home to two of the pretigious universities in Thailand: Mahidol and Silpakorn.

What to see and do
1. Phra Pathommachedi – tallest stupa in Thailand
2. Sanam Chandra Palace
3. Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo
4. Putthamonthon District

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