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แหล่งท่องเที่ยวในจังหวัดนครปฐมและจังหวัดใกล้เคียง

นครปฐม เป็นจังหวัดเล็ก ๆ ซึ่งห่างจากกรุงเทพฯเพียง 56 กิโลเมตร เอกลักษณ์เด่นของเมืองนครปฐมก็คือ  “องค์พระปฐมเจดีย์” ซึ่งเป็นต้นกำเนิดศาสนาพุทธในประเทศไทย นครปฐมยังมีผลไม้และอาหารที่ขึ้นชื่อหลายชนิดเช่น ส้มโอ ข้าวหลาม ข้าวหมูแดง เป็นต้น

Phra Pathom Chedi (40 minutes drive) the largest pagoda in Thailand.

Phra Pathom Chedi is the official provincial symbol of Nakhon Pathom. The present Phra Pathom Chedi was built during the reign of King Rama IV in 1853, under his royal command, the new Chedi was constructed to cover the former Chedi of which the shape was of an upside down bell shape with a Prang Top. It is assumed that the former Chedi dates back to the year 539 AD due to the fact that the upside down bell shaped Chedi has a similar style to the Sanchi Chedi in India which was built in the reign of King Asoka. The construction of the new huge Chedi was completed in the reign of King Rama V in 1870 AD. In all, it took 17 years to build. 

Buddhamonthon (25 minutes drive)

This is an old religious site built by the government and the people to commemorate the 2500th year of the existence of Buddhism.  It occupies a large area with beautiful landscape and contains many interesting structures.  A huge standing Buddha image cast in bronze gold measuring 15.8 metres marks the centre of the area.  It is surrounded by four commemoratives sites concerning Lord Buddha's birth enlightenment, the first preaching sermon, and Nirvana (death). Other interesting places include a Buddhist museum, a hall keeping marble Pali canon and meditation halls. .


Rose Garden (20 minutes drive)

This garden is located on Petchakasem Road 17 km from the house. It is located adjacent to the Nakhon Chaisi River and occupies an area of 137.5 Rais (about 55 acres). There are a multitude of beautiful floral displays of great variety. It also features an attractive Thai cultural show that commences daily in the afternoon. It is open daily from 08.00-18.00.
Wax museum (Thai Human Imagery) (20 minutes drive)

The museum houses life-like sculptures created by a group of Thai artists.  These breathtaking human figures with various characteristics and the replicas of important people are displayed in many sections such as the Great Buddhist Monks, Former Kings of the Chakri Dynasty, and One Side of Thai Life. Open: Weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. Holidays from 8.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission: 200 baht.
Floating market, Wat Lamphaya (30 minutes drive)

Wat Lamphaya Floating Market, situated in front of Lamphaya temple, on the Tha Chin River. The floating market was initiated by the Tambon Lamphaya Cultural Council and Lamphaya temple. It is a centre of trade for fruits and vegetables as well as agricultural produces including rattan ware, woven cotton, dyed cotton, and inexpensive food. Local food like noodles with beef, Thai desserts, and steamed curried fish patty, are sold by local vendors who do their trade in their boats. In front of the temple is another haven for the various species of fish including big catfish-like fresh water fishes, black ear, and giant gourami. The cruise services along Tha Chin River are also available. Several types of boats cater to the needs of the visitors. This floating market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays, from 06.00-15.00.
Samphran Elephant and Crocodile farm (25 minutes drive)

Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo is located 1 km away from the Rose Garden. It occupies an area of 62 Rais (about 24.8 acres). There are various kinds of animals and shows. There are daily elephant musical shows, crocodile-wrestling shows and magic shows. You can also enjoy an elephant ride around the compound.
Admission: 300 baht and 250 baht for child.
Sanam chandra palace

Saname Chandra Palace is located in Nakhon Pathom province 56 km south of Bangkok. The palace is about a kilometer away from the majestic pagoda (Phra Pathom Chedi.

Before ascending the throne. The crown Prince Vajiravudh (later H.M. King Rama VI 1910-1925) come to this city to pay homage to the big pagoda. He wished to build a palace here as a retreat and a residence during his pilgrimage trip to the pagoda.
Open every day: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Ticket office closed: 3.30 p.m.

The classical drama performances are hold on weekends at 1.30 p.m. (proper attire is required)
 

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