Introduction

Pathum Thani is a neighboring province of Bangkok. It is situated on the Chao Phraya basin with plenty of canals and orange plantations. Its original name is Muang Sam Khok, which was founded during the Ayutthaya era. It was the settlement for the Mon people migrating from Mothama (in Myanmar) over 350 years ago. In the year 1815 when King Rama II made a royal visit to this area, the inhabitants offered him plenty of lotus flowers which is the origin of the present name. Pathum Thani Town is only 46 kms. from Bangkok. It occupies an area of about 1,565 square kilometers and is administratively divided into 7 districts (Amphoes): Muang Pathum Thani, Lat Lum Kaeo, Sam Khok, Thanyaburi, Nong Sua, Khlong Luang, and Lam Luk Ka.

Borders 

North:  Saraburi
South: Bangkok and Nonthaburi
East:   Nakhon Nayok and Chachoengsao
West:  Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,

Distances from Pathum Thani City to

nearby provinces its districts
Bangkok 
Chachoengsao 
Nakhon Nayok 
Nonthaburi 
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 
Saraburi 

46 kms.
89 kms.
101 kms.
26 kms.
30 kms.
101 kms.

Khlong Luang 
Lam Luk Ka 
Lat Lum Kaeo 
Nong Sua 
Sam Khok 
Thanyaburi .

22 kms.
32 kms.
16 kms.
47 kms.
5 kms.
34 kms

How to get there

By Car 
There are 3 routes which lead to Pathumthani from Bangkok:
1. Bangkok-Bangkhen-Rangsit-Pathumthani
2. Bangkok-Nonthaburi-Pakkred-Pathumthani
3. Bangkok-Bangyai-Bang Buathong-Lad Lumkaeo-Pathumthani

By Bus 
BMTA (Bangkok Mass Transit Authority) bus no.33 runs from Sanam Luang in Bangkok to Pathumthani City Hall. Visitor can also take bus no.29, 34, 39, 59 air-conditioned bus no.3, 29, 39 to Rangsit and take local bus from Rangsit to Pathumthani

By Train 
From Bangkok Railway Station visitor can take any train which stops at Rangsit Market. Then take a local bus from Rangsit to Pathumthani.

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