NAKHON PATHOM

Step out of Bangkok’s downtown to visit Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest golden stupa in the world. Next to the temple is a night market filled with street food vendors, including the famous “flying ice cream” shop. Due to the highly-respected architecture program at nearby Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom is also a satellite city full of artsy college kids who love the town’s affordable nightlife scene.
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Swing dancing the night away at Phra Phathom Chedi (PHOTO ESSAY)

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Swing till you make it: Swing dance night at ‘Big Bang’

Swing till you make it: Swing dance night at ‘Big Bang’

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