The main attraction in Nakhon Pathom is the impressive Phra Prathom Chedi—the tallest and largest Buddhist monument in Thailand—which marks the spot where Buddhism was introduced to Thailand nearly 2,300 years ago. The temple's foundation was laid in AD 500, and though the present structure is much more recent, it retains a charming ancient atmosphere; the roof is a gold-colored spiral reminiscent of a hand bell. Inside, there's an engrossing collection of ancient Thai art. Allow at least an hour to tour the temple.
If you're traveling from Bangkok, stop by the Buddha Monthon, one of the loveliest outdoor Buddha statues in Thailand. Nakhon Pathom is 40 mi/60 km south of Bangkok.
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