The following is from Au, my beloved wife who lives in Nakhon Pathom.
If you want to visit a quiet charming town, why don’t you come to Nakhon Pathom province. It is just a small town which is very near to Bangkok and takes only 50 minutes to arrive there.
I am the one who lives in Nakhon Pathom and proudly presents my hometown. If you are bored at the traffic in Bangkok, please think of Nakhon Pathom as your choice. There, you will see a lot of interesting places which relate to Thai history and plenty of delicious foods that can make your stomach full.
It is very easy to get there. You can take a bus No. 997, 83 from the Southern Bus Terminal , or if you like to travel by train, you can also take a train from any station in Bangkok. Above all, it is so convinient for you to drive a car. The road is very smooth.
Here is one of the most enchanting tourist attractions in Nakhon Pathom.
Phra Pathom Chedi, the largest pagoda in Thailand . Phra Pathom Chedi is the official provincial symbol of Nakhon Pathom. As soon as you arrive there, you will be able to feel peaceful in you mind. You can do a merit and pray at the Lord Buddha. Within the monastery compound, there are various interesting historical items, including the Phra Ruang Rodjanarith, an image of Buddha bestowing pardon, is enshrined in a vihara located to the North and in front of Phra Pathom Chedi. The visitors always visit this pagoda and pray at the Buddha image for their safety and wishes.
At night, start from 4 pm, there are so many food stalls on the left side of the pagoda. I can say all the food is nice and also cheap. One of the most famous shops is Sky-High ice cream. They sell Thai-style ice cream but the difference is the way the serve ice cream. I will show a photo next time.
This is all for now. Next time I will bring you to another beautiful place of Nakhon Pathom- Sanam Chan Palace.