Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nakhon Pathom - Cheap And Good Food in Thailand

Nakhon Pathom is one of the central provinces of Thailand. It's neighboring provinces are Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi, Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi.
Nakhon Pathom is known for its abundant fruits varieties and famous dishes.
It is a small province located just 56 km from Bangkok. It is drained by the Tha Chin River (also called Nakhon Chaisi river), a branch of the Chao Phraya river. The urban area of Bangkok has already grown until the provincial borders of Nakhon Pathom. It is easy to get there by car from Bangkok city. All you have to do is to drive along a newly constructed highway leading straight to Nakhon Pathom. It was said that the highway was funded by the king himself. Nakhon Pathom served a lot of good food and most importantly much cheaper than any other places in Thailand. It is no wonder a lot of city folks drive all the way from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom just for food . And one of my favourite places to visit while I was there is the Food Market which is located in between a Buddhist Temple and along the Tha Chin River. There are a few cruise boats along the river which carry the passengers while enjoying their packet food from the Food Market with just some small charges to enjoy the scenery bypassing fruit farms and villages.

4 comments:

zezebel said...

Wow. So many foods.
Are they halal?

Lara Neusiedler said...

wow indeed! what a great place to literally taste a culture!

Jossie said...

What a fantastic food market. As a vegetarian I would enjoy all the fruits and veggies there.

Gypsy Lala said...

So many food, there are really nice, I like Thailand, enjoy your trip!