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Pathum Thani

  • Wat Chedi Thong
  • Wat Chedi Hoy
  • National Geological Museum
  • 100-year Rahaeng Market

Pathum Thani is a province in central Thailand. There are many interesting places suggested. Wat Chedi Thong, for example, is a Temple built in Ayuttaya Kingdom with a Mon-style stupa with 4 beautiful gold Buddha images placed on each sides of the stupa. Another interesting Temple is Wat Chedi Hoy whose stupa was built from oyster shells. There are many species of birds flying around the temple such as ibis, cormorants, and Javan Pond herons.

In Pathum Thani, there are museums to go visiting and learning new things such as National Geological Museum where you can learn about geology affecting your life and development, and National Science Museum where you can get scientific knowledge from the science exhibitions and activities for adapting to your lifestyle and development.

After walking in the museums, you can go to 100-year Rahaeng Market, located on the Rahaeng riverside with old wooden buildings. Sutthaphirompanich family opens their house to be a museum of antiques. You can have noodles or coconut ice-cream with old-fashioned recipe. There are many shops with retro style inviting you to visit.

As the area around Pathum Thani is fertile and well irrigated, the people of Pathum Thani grow various fruits, vegetables, Flowers, and plants, all of which are for sale at Talad Thai, a gigantic international wholesale and retail produce market. The area around Wat Pailom is also one of the world's largest sanctuaries for indian open-billed storks, which winter here during their mating season as do Ruby Throats, Blue Throats, Bush Warblers, Crakes, and Rails.

Pathum Thani is a neighboring province of Bangkok. It is situated on the Chao Phraya basin and contains many canals and orange plantations. Its original name is Mueang Sam Khok and was founded during the Ayutthaya Era. The area was originally a settlement for the Mon people who migrated from Mohtama (in Myanmar) over 350 years ago. In the year of 1815 when King Rama II made a royal visit to this area, the inhabitants offered him many lotus Flowers, an act that lent itself to the origin of the present name, Pathum Thani or “lotus flower town.”

Because of its Historical importance, Pathum Thani features a number of important Buddhist Temples, and as Pathum Thani is close to Bangkok it is also the location of a number of entertainment venues, including museums and an amusement park.

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