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Sanam Chandra Palace

Nakhon Pathom Travel Guide: Sanam Chandra Palace
     If you are going to Nakhon Pathom province, there is no doubt that you will visit the world’s largest pagoda, Phra Pathom Chedi. Just two kilometers west of this pagoda is Sanam Chandra Palace, which was constructed under the orders of King Rama VI in 1907 when he was known as Crown Prince Vajiravudh.More....


Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo :

Nakhon Pathom Travel Guide: Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo
    The Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo is located on kilometer 31 of Phetkasem Highway that links Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom. The place has a crocodile farm, an orchid nursery and conducts daily elephant shows and crocodile wrestling shows. It is believed that the elephant show conducted here is one of the best in Thailand. More....



Nakhon Pathom Travel Guide:

Don Wai Market 

        Many people call Don Wai Market of Nakhon Pathom as a floating market. However, it is not. It is a market that is located on the banks of Nakhon Chaisi River. Don Wai Market is around 30 kilometers northwest of Bangkok and is quite popular with people who want to visit this area during the day.


        Don Wai is presumed to be around for over 100 years and it dates back to the reign of King Rama VI when farmers used to bring their harvest of jackfruits and pomelos across the river in small boats made from hand.

        The building of the market is made from wood and the vendors come to the market by boat to sell their produce. If you are looking for agricultural produce, you can buy it any time from 7 in the morning to 6 in the evening. During the time that the vendors are busy selling their products, the boats they come on are available to scenic trips on the river.

        Even the celebrities of Thailand come here and this is visible by the large photographs of stall owners posing with well-known politicians or actors. Vendors are extremely friendly and they are willing to give out free samples of fruits like guava, pomelo and crepe desserts. Do not get surprised if you get invited to one of the restaurants on the river bank to sample the famous Don Wai five-spice duck or you are taken to a kitchen to help out in the kitchen to make a Portuguese-inspired dessert made from egg yolk known as Foy Tong.

        The market is managed by a local committee which ensures the authenticity, presentation and hygiene of the products being sold and made here. Don Wai market is extremely neat and clean, and with the friendly vendors, it makes an extremely memorable trip.

        From my own home, it only took 45 minutes which makes it almost a local source of good food. And I think that is why so many people go there at the weekend. The market was originally famous for the boiled ducks, but now there is a much greater variety of food. Not just curries and snacks, but also Thai sweets.

Nakhon Pathom Travel Guide: Don Wai Market





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