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Buddhamonthon

Nakhon Pathom Travel Guide: Buddhamonthon
      Buddhamonthon is a religious site built by joint efforts of the government and people. It was built to commemorate 2500th year of existence of Buddha and Buddhism. Buddhamonthon is located in Nakhon Pathom and can be accessed by Puttha-Monthon IV Road. It is spread over a large area surrounded by beautiful landscape. Visitors who come here get to see many interesting structures..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:

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.

 

       The compound in which the temple is located is spread over an area of 355 acres on which are throne halls and pavilions build in classical French, English Tudor and traditional Thai architecture. Today most buildings in the compound are used as government offices. However, there are two buildings that are open for visitors and they are Phra Tamnak Chali Mongkhon and Phra Tamnak Mari Ratchabanlang.

       Phra Tamnak Chali Mongkhon is constructed in Western style architecture and has a statue of the King’s pet dog, Ya-Le; while Phra Tamnak Mari Ratchabanlang exhibits King Rama VI’s personal utensils, writings and royal photographs. You can also visit Tamnak Thap Khawan, which was the temporary residence of King Rama VI.

       When Crown Prince Vajiravudh came to Nakhom Pathom to pay homage to Phra Pathom Chedi, he wanted to build a residence which would serve as a retreat and stronghold during national crisis. This promoted him to buy 335 acres of land from the locals. He got Luang Phitak Manop to design and supervise the construction. The construction of the palace commenced in 1902 and finished in 1911 and by then the crown prince was a prince and he name it Sanam Chandra Palace.

Nakhon Pathom Travel Guide: Sanam Chandra Palace

 

 

 

 

 

 
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