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Pathum Thani (Thai ปทุมธานี) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand.


The province is located directly north of Bangkok and is part of the Bangkok metropolis. In many parts the boundary between the two provinces is not noticeable anymore, since both sides of the boundary are being equally urbanized. For example, when people mentioned "Rangsit" which, strictly speaking, is a district of Bangkok, they actually mean parts of Pathum Thani as well (the "Rangsit Centre" of Thammasat University is a prominent example, since the campus is actually located in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani).


The province is located in the low alluvial flats of the Chao Phraya river, which also flows through the capital city. Many canals (khlongs) cross the province and feed the rice



The city dates back to a settlement founded by Mon migrating from Mothama in Myanmar around 1650. The original name was Sam Khok. In 1815 King Rama II visited the city and the citizens offered him many Lotus flowers, which made the king rename the city to Pathum Thani meaning The City of Lotus.


The provincial seal shows a pink lotus flower with two rice ears bending over it. Both symbols stand for the fertility of the province.


Provincial tree is the Indian coral tree (Erythrina variegata), provincial flower the Lotus (Nymphaea lotus).


The province is subdivided into 7 districts (Amphoe). The districts are further subdivided into 60 communes (tambon) and 529 villages (muban).


Pathum Thani has a very high concentration of higher education institutions, especially ones in the field of science and technology. From this fact, together with a number of industrial parks and many research agencies (including those in Thailand Science Park) in the province, the province is considered as an "Education and Technology Hub" of its area.


Extracted from Wikipedia: Pathum Thani Province

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  • 8 months later...

Also carry on from Braveheart, Pratum Thani has DreamWorld Thailand idea of Disneyland inside it has a false snow generator, (never been but the kids tells me it great) also it has a Floating Market on Klong Sam.


Mall it has the Future Park where you can leave your TG for a least a week and go to Sukhimvit.

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Quite a few Thai style karaoke/massage joints along the Thanyaburi/Rangsit road that are worth a visit if your in the area after dark.

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