Thursday, August 5, 2010

Still.. Nakhon Pathom

Even though we stayed 3 nights in Nakhon Pathom, we only get to tour the place for 2 days as our our flight on the last day was at about 9.30 am. We covered quite a lot of places during the two days with the guide of my cousin. Thanks to him a lot for the free meals, accommodation and transport.
Other interesting places we visited in Nakhon Pathom includes:

The Wax Museum which houses many famous politicians and monks.
Phra Pathom Chedi - Towering over the low-rises of central Nakhom Pathom, at 120 meters, this massive brick stupa is the largest in the world. It also makes a respectable claim to being Thailand's oldest Buddhist temple, dating back to the 6th century AD, although the present structure is mostly the handiwork of King Mongkut (1853) and his successors. There is no entry into thestupa itself, which is said to house a relic of the Buddha, but you can circumambulate the stupa in the inner courtyard and admire the giant golden Buddha on the southern side (always packed with worshippers). Also take some time to look around the many smaller temple halls around the chedi. .
Thonburi Market Sanamluang - the second largest market in Thailand after the one in Bangkok, which is also called Chatuchat. Over here you can get almost everything you need or want, from clothing, vegetables, meat to flowers and pets. You name it, they have it. It's a very large market and you only need to pick those that interest you and skip the rest if you only have a day there. As for us, we have half a day so we skipped most of them.

The Ancient Street - as the name goes, they sell mostly antiques and local fruits . It's is an old town of Nakhon Pathom and the road is very narrow. It's is also famous for Thai dishes. So, you can expect lots of old restaurants there. No wonder a lot of local tourist visit there.

And before our return I took a few photos of the new Suvarmabumi International Airport. This is the same airport which was attacked by the Yellow Shirt protesters in Bangkok recently.
Last but not least is our final destination for our trip, the Narathiwat Airport before we hired a van back to Sungei Kolok for our home sweet home. For more photos, kindly visit my Face Book at http://www.facebook.com/kbguy
Coming next is.... Kok Samui.

6 comments:

Vernz said...

Wow, one of the most beautiful people in the world are the thais ... wonderful ... On This Side of Town

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

An interesting set of photos. I'll be in Thailnd on my next trip and they have brought it to life.
Cheers
Melbourne Daily Photo

Al said...

To me these photos are so exotic, of a part of the world I'd love to see one day. Nicely done.

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Cassiopeia said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing your travels. Lover's Island is a wonderful place that I'd love to visit too.

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