Pathum Thani Province
Name: Changwat Pathum Thani
Area: About 1,526 km²
Inhabitants: About 860,000
Location: Central Thailand
Capital: Pathum Thani
Neighboring provinces: (Six) 6: Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Nonthaburi and Saraburi.
Amphoe / Districts: Khlong Luang, Lam Luk Ka, Lat Lum Kaeo, Mueang Pathom Thani, Nong Suea, Sam Khok, Thanyaburi.
Popular tourist destinations: Klong Sam floting market, The science museum, Muay Thai institute and Wat Khok.
About Pathum Thani
The province town lies about 50 kilometers north of Bangkok and the landscape here is characterized by the Chao Phraya river channels and many fertile shore banks. Oranges are one of the fruits grown most in the province and the big plantations are creating plenty of jobs.
Before the name of the city was Muang Sam Khok and was founded during the Ayutthaya era. Population comes largely from the neighboring country of Myanmar (Burma) and belongs to the minority people Mon. The Mon people are likely to come initially from India and have been in central Thailand for over two thousand years. To Pathum Thani joined the people first for about 360 years ago.
The country's national sport; Thai boxing or Muay Thai has a strong foothold in the province. The Muay Thai Institute, which is found in the city, annually attracts lots of practitioners from around the world. Besides the regular training is conducted here are also training for instructors and judges.