By train the journey from Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom is scheduled to take from 3 to 4 hours depending upon which train service you use.
Train Times from Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom
There are currently 9 train services a day from Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom.
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- The fastest train from Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom is Train #40 departing from Hua Hin at 16:23, and arriving 2 hours 57 minutes later in Nakhon Pathom at 19:20.
- The slowest train from Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom is Train #84 departing from Hua Hin at 04:13 and arriving in Nakhon Pathom at 08:11, a scheduled journey time of 3 hours 58 minutes.
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Hua Hin Train Station
- Read more about Hua Hin Railway Station.
Nakhon Pathom Railway Station
- Nakhon Pathom Railway Station is located 1.3 km by road from the Sanam Chandra Palace.
About Travel to Nakhon Pathom
Nakhon Pathom is located about 60 km to the West of Bangkok.
Onward Travel to Kanchanaburi
The Southern Train Line loops Westwards before entering Bangkok from the North, and Nakhon Pathom is an ideal palace for travellers heading towards to Kanchanaburi to alight from the train. From Nakhon Pathom travellers can either board a bus to Kanchanaburi. or one of the two trains a day that pass through Nakhon Pathom before continuing onto Kanchanaburi via the infamous ‘Death Railway’.
Tourism in Nakhon Pathom
With around 120,000 inhabitants Nakhon Pathom is a fairly large place, and it is also a lively and relatively properous city. Not many foreign visitors go to Nakhon Pathom on holiday, however, Nakhon Pathom receives large number of Thai tourists. The reason for large numbers of domestic visitors is that Nakhon Pathom has two significant visitor attractions: the Phra Pathom Chedi and the Sanam Chandra Palace.
Phra Pathom Chedi
The Phra Pathom Chedi, located right in the centre of Nakhon Pathom, is Thailand’s tallest chedi. The main chedi is 120 metres tall. The chedi is also believed to mark the spot of Thailand’s oldest Buddhist temple. There are different theories as to how old the temple is. Some reserachers suggest the temple was first established as long ago as 300 BC.
The Phra Pathom Chedi has been rebuilt many times. Most recently under the partonage of King Rama IV, who is credited with rediscovering the temple and it’s important palce in Thai history during his time in the early 19th Century as a practicing Buddhist monk. The chedi, and to an extent the town of Nakhon Pathom itself, had been virtually abandoned since the area was invaded by the Khmer Empire in the 11th Century. After ascending to the throne in the 1830s King Rama IV initiated a decades long project to redevelop both the temple and the city.
Sanam Chandra Palace
The Sanam Chandra Palace was built by King Rama VI at the beginning of the 20th Century. At that time the journey from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom took at least a half day, and a pilgrimage to the Phra Pathom Chedi therfore involved a gruelling long day of travel. To overcome this problem King Rama VI built a palace in Natkon Pathom where he and his court could stay in overnight in comfort.
The Sanam Chandra Palace is one of Thailand’s more unusual palaces. The architecture is an electic mix of different European styles along with elements of traditional Thai architecture. King Rama VI is often described as being progressive and liberal in his willingness to embrace foreign ideas and technology, and the palace is example of that. The interiors of the palace, which is fully open to visitors, have been retained in their original condition and visitors get to see how a king lived in the early 20th Century.