Located just outside Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River, Pathum Thani is a historically-focused city home to a variety of engaging museums and a century-old riverside market. The city is home to popular golf courses, revered temples and a popular shopping and dining strip, while the surrounding province reveals an amusement park and man-made island.
Things to do in Pathum Thani
Discover more about Thailand’s contemporary history and traditions at the National Science Museum, which features interactive science and technology displays. Afterwards, visit the National Memorial to explore Thailand’s military past through war memorials and displays on historical figures and soldiers.
Don’t miss experiencing the Rangsit Floating Market, a bustling market where you can purchase fresh meat and vegetables along with handmade goods and trinkets from boat stalls. You can also check out the Rare Stone Museum to see a range of unique stones found in the surrounding region.
Are you visiting Pathum Thani with your family? Treat the kids to a day out at Dream World, a popular amusement park with thrilling roller coasters, kid-friendly rides, themed restaurants and theatrical performances. Soak up rich Thai culture at Ko Kret, a man-made island on the Chao Phraya River where the ancient Mon people create and sell beautiful ceramics and earthenware.
Keen golfers can tee off at one or more of the courses around Pathum Thani, such as the picturesque Riverdale Golf Club, which sits right next to the Bangkok Golf Club. Both offer challenging courses with sand traps, water hazards and well-maintained greens and fairways.
Getting around Pathum Thani
Pathum Thani is best reached by flying into Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, which is about one hour’s drive away. You can get around using tuk-tuks and taxis or by walking in certain areas, but a drive or hire car is best for exploring further afield.