|City of Nakhon Pathom|
|District||Mueang Nakhon Pathom|
|• Type||City Municipality|
|• Mayor||Ekaphan Kuptawat|
|• Total||19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|Area code||(+66) 34|
Nakhon Pathom (Thai : นครปฐม, pronounced [náʔkʰɔ̄ːn pā.tʰǒm] ) is a city ( thesaban nakhon ) in central Thailand, the former capital of Nakhon Pathom Province. One of the most important landmarks is the giant Phra Pathom Chedi. The city is also home to Thailand's only Bhikkhuni temple Wat Song Thammakanlayani (วัดทรงธรรมกัลยาณี), which is also open to women from abroad.
Nakhon Pathom houses a campus of Silpakorn University within the Sanam Chan Palace.
The city lies 57 km west of Bangkok.
According to Charles Higham, "Two silver medallions from beneath a sanctuary at Nakhon Pathom, the largest of the moated sites, proclaim that it was 'the meritorious work of the King of Sri Dvaravati', the Sanskrit term Dvaravati meaning 'that which has gates'. The script is in south Indian characters of the seventh century." Nakhon Pathom was the largest Dvaravati center. 301–302,304:
Nakhon Pathom is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi, Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi. The capital city of Nakhon Pathom Province is Nakhon Pathom.
Silpakorn University (SU.) is a national university in Thailand. The university was founded in Bangkok in 1943 by Tuscan–born art professor Corrado Feroci, who took the Thai name Silpa Bhirasri when he became a Thai citizen. It began as a fine arts university and now includes many other faculties as well. In 2016, it has 25,210 students.
Phra Nakhon Khiri is a historical park in Phetchaburi, Thailand on a hill overlooking the city. The name Phra Nakhon Khiri means 'holy city hill', but locals know it better as Khao Wang, meaning 'hill with palace'.
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Phra Nakhon is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is the central district of Bangkok, including Rattanakosin Island. Neighboring districts are, from the north, clockwise: Dusit, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Samphanthawong, and across the Chao Phraya River, Thon Buri, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok Noi, and Bang Phlat.
Phra Pathommachedi or Phra Pathom Chedi is a stupa in Thailand. The stupa is located in the Wat Phra Pathommachedi Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan (Thai: วัดพระปฐมเจดีย์ราชวรมหาวิหาร), a temple in the town center of Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. Phra Pathommachedi is the tallest stupa in Thailand. The top of its spire reaches 120.45 meters, with the base circumference of 235.50 meters.
Mueang Nakhon Pathom is the capital district of Nakhon Pathom Province, central Thailand.
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Nakhon Pathom railway station is a railway station located in Phra Pathom Chedi Subdistrict, Nakhon Pathom City and is located 48.126 km (29.9 mi) from Thon Buri railway station. It is a class 1 railway station. The station is not far from Phra Pathom Chedi which is a famous landmark of the province. The station opened in June 1903 as part of the first phase of the Southern Line construction between Thon Buri Station to Phetchaburi Station.
Sanam Chandra Palace Railway Halt is a railway halt located in Phra Pathom Chedi Subdistrict, Nakhon Pathom City, Nakhon Pathom. It is located 49.798 km (30.9 mi) from Thon Buri Railway Station. It is located near Sanam Chandra Palace, and used to have a royal pavilion, however this was moved to Hua Hin Railway Station.
Sanam Chai Road is a historic street in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon District. It continues from Ratchadamnoen Nai Road at the northeastern corner of the Grand Palace, and runs south to meet Rachini and Maharat roads near the mouth of the old city moat, a short distance of 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi). The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Museum Siam, and Phra Ratchawang Police Station are located on the west side of the road, while on the east side are the Ministry of Defence headquarters, Saranrom Palace, Saranrom Park, the Territorial Defense Command headquarters and Wat Rajabopit School. Sanam Chai Station of the underground MRT's under-construction Blue Line is located beneath the road's final stretch.
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