Initiated in the reign of King Rama V by Prince Damrongrajanubhap, who planned to gather artefacts scattered across Nakhon Pathom, Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum has developed over time. Its current exhibition presents the history of the province and consists of three sections.
Zone 1 starts with an introduction to present-day Nakhon Pathom, including its geography, economy and demography. This is followed by its history. Visitors will see evidence of prehistoric dwellers found in the area, dating back 2,000-3,000 years.
Zone 2 of the museum focuses on beliefs and religions through art mostly related to Buddhism - the main faith of Dvaravati culture.
Zone 3 showcases the history and development of Nakhon Pathom during the Rattanakosin period. Objects on view include a model of Pathom Nakhon Palace - the residence of King Mongkut during his visit to Nakhon Pathom - and Buddha images found at Phra Pathom Chedi as well as a model of present-day Nakhon Pathom town. The highlights are models of Phra Pathom Chedi, whose shape has been altered several times since the Dvaravati period.
Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum is located on Khwa Phra Road, Muang district, Nakhon Pathom. It is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 9am - 4pm. For more information, call 034-242-500.
- Open days
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
09:00 to 16:00
Input price range
10 - 30 Baht/Unit or 0 - 1 USD/Unit
Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum, Khwa Phra Rd., Muang Nakhon Pathom, Nakhonpathom 73000 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 34-242-500
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