One of the neighboring provinces of Bangkok, just a little over 50 km away, so getting there is rather easy. Even so, people usually pass over this city and have no idea where to travel. But the truth is there’re a bunch of interesting tourist attractions, charming restaurants and cafes.
So here we arrange a mini guide for whoever want to explore this underrated town.


Where to travel in Nakhon Pathom

Thai Film Museum

Movies lovers shouldn’t miss this museum! There’re ‘Maya City’ which is miniature town of important historical places in the past time including Grand Cafe in Paris that hosted the very first movie screening, the world’s earliest movie theatres “Nickelodeon” in New York City, and Prince Alangkarn Theatre, the place where first movie screening in Siam took place during the period of King Rama V. When walking around, you’ll found a lot of interest things that invite you to take pictures as a souvenir.



Jesada Technik Museum

This place is for preservation of history and heritage of world-wide vehicles and machines. The owner Mr. Jesada has affection in automobile since he was a child, so he was thinking about having an automobile museum in Thailand. There’re not only full of beautiful classic cars, but also air plane, helicopter, submarine, and so on. This places is public for everyone from young and adult to experience, educate, and motivate some inspirations. For travelers who interested, they opening with no entrance fee from Tuesday to Sunday.


 
Owl Art Museum

The privately-owned museum that gathered all the owl things by Preecha Punklum, who is a lecturer in the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University. With love and fondness, he collected the owls' sculptures and other owl stuffs more than 5 years, so the collection has grown to thousands of pieces, including owl items from Thailand and overseas such as wooden toys, masks, kites from overseas, ornaments, handicrafts, wonderful sculptures, oil on canvas paintings, and more. For who loving owls and want to take it home with you, there’s a souvenir shop with a wide range of owl products.


 
Sanam Chan Palace

This western fairy tales castle look was constructed by command of King Rama VI in the year 1907 when he was the Crown Prince and it took about 4 years to finish. Then the king named the palace after the ancient pond in front of Brahman church. After the King Rama VI passed away, the Senam Chan Palace used to be a city hall and recreational place, and now it’s been a campus of Silpakorn University.
 


(Photos by Chaiyapat Panichwaisawan)
 

What to eat in Nakhon Pathom

Riva Floating Cafe

Floating coffee shop by the Nakhon Chai Si River gives off relax vibes. The modern cafe offers comfy chairs, floor cushions, or visitors can sitting on the floor and hanging legs out at the cool river. Serving hot and cold drinks with the fresh warm bakery and especially serving coffee on the boat while cruising along the river (you have to call the cafe in advance to book a boat trip). Ideal place for who looking for a charming cafe that not far from Bangkok.

Location: Parndhevi Riverside Resort (29 Moo 3 Phuttamonthon Sai 7 Rd., Homkret, Sampran, Nakhon Pathom, 73110)
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30 – 20.00

 


 
Little Tree Garden

Wraparound by beautiful English style greenery garden stand along the Tha-Jeen River. The interior is packed with variety of plants include various kinds of fern. There’s glass house and the outdoor area covered with shady trees for sitting and hanging around. They serving delicious homemade dishes and drinks, along with beatiful garden decorations from wide ranges of tree, flowerpots to sculptures.

Location: Palm Vill Village, Baan Mai, Sam Pran, Nakhon Pathom 73110
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9.00 - 18.00
Tel: 081 824 4119

 

 
After the Rain Coffee & Gallery

Lovely cozy cafe that not only serving coffee and bakery but also selling clothing and accessories.
Even it’s a little space but not to make guests feel uncomfortable, the shop adorned with floor to ceiling glass windows so they can overlooking the garden views. And there’re swings with tables outside the shop allowed visitors to feel the breeze and enjoy the surrounding natures. There’s a fruit garden and betel palm trees with a small river passing through that you can cruising along while sipping a cool drink.

Opening Hours: 08.30 - 18.30
Tel: 098 959 6224
 


 
River Hut Restaurant & Coffee

Serving Thai and Italian cuisines, this vintage style restaurant located nearby the river. Visitors will greeted with a warm welcome and make you feel at home. There’re a little corner that collects the old stuffs like vintage televisions, antique radios and phones. The outdoor area of the restaurant clearly overlooking Nakhon Chai Si River which is perfect for watching the sunset. On the upstairs is opened for a ‘River Hut Resort’ guesthouse, so you can stay here and enjoy a life by the river.

Location: 13 Moo 3 Khun Kaew, Nakhon Chai Si, Nakhon Pathom
Opening Hours: Everyday 09.00 - 23.00
Tel: 089 202 3675




 
 

Where to stay in Nakhon Pathom

Chawalun Resort

Since it is only one hour from Bangkok, this dreamy resort is an ideal place for a perfect, stress free weekend getaway. Whether you’re a couple, friends or family, there’re rooms for everyone to relax and hang out. The property is surrounded by the nature serene scenery, and guests can see fantastic lake and garden views from your rooms. As well as, there’re recreational activities enough not to get bored.

Location: 99/1 Moo 9 Liap Khlong Chonlaprathan, Lam Hoei, Don Tum, Nakhon Pathom 73150
Tel: 083 559 9911, 083 559 9922




Mida Dhavaravati Grande Hotel

This luxury hotel is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. Mida Dhevaravti Grande Hotel is nestled in the heart of Nakhon Pathom Province, set amidst a perfect combination of Thai traditional way of life and gorgeous arts from Dvaravati period. Guests can experience dining at the roof top of the hotel at the ‘Sky Bar’ and stunned with panoramic views of the city.

Location: 711 Petchkasem Road, Huaychorakae, Muang Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Pathom 73000
Tel: 034 966 700

 


 
Sun Love Resort & Spa

Thai wooden house style resort is bringing you back to the good old days and feel the truly nature touches. Shady trees of the beautiful garden are wraparound the whole resort that will make you feel relax and is the best place to take a break from your busy days. On top of great service and high quality facilities to ensure a pleasant stay in Sun Love Resort for guests.

Location: 1/2 Moo 5 Huai Chorakhe, Mueng, Nakorn Pathom 73000
Tel: 092 081 9888

 


 

Map and how to go to Nakhon Pathom from Bangkok



By Car (The Easiest Way!)

Driving on the Phetkasem Road (or Thailand Route 4) to Nakhon Pathom or driving on a new route from Bangkok, passing Buddhamonthon, Nakhon Chaisi to Nakhon Pathom.

By Public Mini Van
Taking the express van No. 997 Bangkok - Nakhon Pathom (New Route)
Located near Century the Movie Plaza, Victory Monument (In Soi Rang Nam, opposite to King Power Complex)
Operating Hours: 05.00 - 20.00 (leave every 15-20 minutes)
Fare: 60 Baht/Person
or
1. Pin Klao - Nakhon Pathom (Located in Soi Por Kung Pao near Central Plaza Pin Klao)
Operating everyday 06.00 - 21.00
Fare 40 Baht/Person
2. Mo Chit – Nakhon Pathom (Located under the expressway opposite to Mo Chit Bus)
Operating everyday 05.00 - 21.00
Fare 80 Baht/Person
3. Victory Monument – Nakhon Pathom (Located under the express way)
Operating everyday 05.00 - 21.00
Fare 60 Baht/Person

 

By Train (If you're not that hurry)
The State Railway of Thailand operates daily trains from Bangkok, both Hua Lam Pong station and Thonburi station to Nakhon Pathom, which is taking about one hour journey. There’re regular, rapid, express, special express and local trains and you can catch the train not only Hua Lam Pong station, but also Sam Sen, Bang Sue, and Bang Bamru station. For more travel information and train fare, please contact The State Railway of Thailand at 1690 (24 hours service) or website www.railway.co.th

 

By Chillpainai