Nakhon Pathom is one of the provinces of Thailand, once known for its fruit orchards. Today, the province is a major events destination with major industrial areas and two leading universities. MICE or the Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions industry in Thailand has classified the various options of event venue in Nakhon Pathom to be fit for companies related to agribusiness and food productions as the province itself is nestled with fertile farms and plantations.
Being one of Bangkok’s neighbor next door, only 100 kilometers drive, it is an instant escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life in the capital. Here, a religious landmark Phra Pathom Chedi – is the first of its kind commemorating the Buddhism introduction in Thailand. This and many other cultural heritage makes the province a historical importance to the kingdom. A well known golf club makes one elegant and classy selection of event venue in Nakhon Pathom.
It’s name is derived from Pali words which means ‘first city’, thus Nakhon Pathom is often referred to as the oldest city in Siam. This was later verified when archaelogists found remains from the kingdom of Dvaravati, which is traced back from the 6th to the 11th centuries. The province was supposedly a coastal city long long time ago, but the sedimentation from the river of Chao Phraya gradually extended the coast line.
One can easily make a day trip from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom. There are two possible routes to reach Nakhon Pathom from Bangkok. First, via Highway 4 and the second is passing through Rajachonnani Road. Nakhon Pathom is a haven for fruit lovers. Each year, the province even holds a Fruits and Food Fair, promoting the bountiful produce of their farmlands, orchards and plantations. Aside from golf, other activities in Nakhon Pathom include river cruises, marveling the historical Phra Pathom Chedi and adventure at the zoo in Samphran Elephant Ground. A night market with an open air food court opens around 6pm to 11pm around the pagoda area or Chedi. The most popular food in the night market is their sweet pomelos and Khao Lam or sticky rice cooked in a bamboo with coconut milk. Thus their provincial slogan says “Sweet Pomelos, Delicious Rice, Beautiful Young Ladies”.