Nakhon Pathom

Nakhon Pathom näˈkôn pätŭmˈ [key], city (1990 pop. 44,999), capital of Nakhon Pathom prov., SW Thailand, on the Mekong River. It is a transportation and commercial center on the Bangkok-Singapore RR. Nakhon Pathom is also home to Thailand's most sacred Buddhist monument, a shrine 380 ft (116 m) tall.

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