Last visited 20 years ago and not much has changed.The chedi is a wonderful sight but there's not much more in the town.
You need your own transport as there are no taxis,almost no tuk-tuks. There are motorbike taxis at a few locations. Locals are very friendly but can't get you transport. The pavements are in poor condition and obstructed by trees,bikes,cars and especially vendors. Don't stay here,take a tour from Bangkok.
A lovely town not far from Bangkok. Not a great deal to do, but it's a much better pace of life there than in the capital.
Lovely Chedi, too.
Small provincial town with no western restaurants but has a small number of quality Massage places and a lively area for night life - all thais.
Big problem is no taxuis of any kind after midnight and english is not spoken by most natives
As I have said before, this place is a nice quiet escape from Bangkok, with some interesting cultural sites to visit.
No-one could explain to me why Nakhon Pathom, a huge city joined at the hip to Bangkok, has not one single taxi.
Not even tuk tuks cruising the streets. This is bazaar. Only motorcycles and then you must get to their stations. Imagine me having to go to and from my hotel on the back of a motor cycle with suitcase, travel bag, computer and my own body ... in the pouring rain. Nakhon Pathom is a gross and hideous city with no redeeming features whatsoever.
In the hotel surroundings there isn't much. But on the grounds there is lots to do. Close to the floating markets, Bangkok and River Kwai
Nakhon Pathom is a good destination to get out of the city and have a quiet, relaxing weekend in a rural setting.
Nothing to recommend other than famous stupa and wat in centre of city and the Sampran Riverside as a relaxing hotel or as a base for playing golf courses or foollowing a golf tournament
The famous wat is worth visiting, preferably with a local person or a guide book which gives details of its features.