Nakhon Pathom

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Nakhon Pathom
นครปฐม
City Municipality
Sanam Chan Palace
Sanam Chan Palace
Nakhon Pathom is located in Thailand
Nakhon Pathom
Nakhon Pathom
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 13°49′14″N 100°03′45″E / 13.82056°N 100.06250°E / 13.82056; 100.06250
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Nakhon Pathom Province
Districts of Thailand Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Pathom
Population (2000)
 • Total 120,657

Nakhon Pathom (Thai: นครปฐม, pronounced [náʔkʰɔ̄ːn pā.tʰǒm], Pronunciation) is a city (thesaban nakhon) in central Thailand, capital of the Nakhon Pathom Province. One of the most important landmarks is the giant Phra Pathom Chedi.[1] The city is also home to Thailand's only Bhikkhuni temple Wat Song Thammakanlayani (วัดทรงธรรมกัลยาณี), which is also open to women from abroad.[2]

Nakhon Pathom also houses a campus of Silpakorn University within the Sanam Chan Palace.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Cummings & outros; "Thailand"; pp. 187; Lonely planet; 11 ed; (2005); ISBN 1-74059-697-8.
  2. ^ Wat Thammakanlayani

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Coordinates: 13°49′14″N 100°03′45″E / 13.82056°N 100.06250°E / 13.82056; 100.06250