"Bonding the World with Chemistry"

49th INTERNATIONAL CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD
6 - 15 July 2017, Nakhon Pathom, THAILAND

Nakhon Pathom

Nakhon Pathom, with a population of almost 900,000, is a small province located 56 km west of Bangkok. The area of Nakhon Pathom is 2,168,327 square kilometers; and most of it consists of plains with no mountainous land. The plains along the Tha Cheen River (also called Nakhon Chaisi River) are fertile and provide agricultural opportunities for the people, thus most of the residents earn their living from agriculture, plantations and farms growing food crops as well as fruit orchards. In fact, it is well known for pomelo, a fruit much like a grapefruit, and some Thais call Nakhon Pathom “the sweet pomelo town”.

Nakhon Pathom is an area of great historical importance that features both archaeological and religious treasures from Dvaravati civilization, which existed between the 6th and 11th centuries C.E. One of the important landmarks is the giant Phra Pathom Chedi, the largest pagodas in Thailand and one of the tallest pagodas in the world. Other attractions include Sanam Chan Palace, Phutthamonthon, Sam Pran Crocodile farm, Wat Lampaya Floating Market, and much more.

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