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The Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom

January 14th, 2010

The province of Nakhon Pathom is known for being the home of Phra Pathom Chedi, the first Buddhist landmark in Thailand and the country's highest chedi.

Being the oldest Buddhist Temple in Thailand a lot of tourists come to visit Nakhon Pathom to see the chedi with their own eyes. The constructio of teh Phra Pathom Chedi began in 1853 and was finished under the reign of King Rama.

The Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom The Pathom Chedi in Nakhon..

The Phra Pathom Chedi is over a 120 meters high and contains the statue of Lord Buddha. Especially in november, during the 12th lunar month, Buddhists come to bring offerings and pay their respect to the Chedi.

Tourists can walk around the Chedi and visit the different temples. Flowers and incense can be purchased at the entrance of the Phra Pathom Chedi and brought in front of the different Buddha statues. It is also common to take of your shoes before entering a temple. Inside the temples you'll find several donation bowls for the monks and leaving some coins is believed to bring good luck. The same thing is done by attaching gold paper pieces to the statues.

Locals living in Nakhon Pathom visit the Chedi on a regular basis with their relatives and especially the large reclining Buddha is much visited. For tourists the Chedi is also a popular place to enjoy the view over Nakhon Pathom and learn more about the Thai culture.

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Travel Pictures of Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

  • The Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom The Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom
  • Locals visiting Phra Pathom Locals visiting Phra Pathom
  • Enthroned Buddha at Pathom Chedi Enthroned Buddha at Pathom Chedi
  • Buddha statue covered in flowers Buddha statue covered in flowers
  • Thai Chedi of Phra Pathom Thai Chedi of Phra Pathom
  • Ringing the bells at Pathom Chedi Ringing the bells at Pathom Chedi
  • Looking out over Nakhon Pathom Looking out over Nakhon Pathom
  • Buddhist Chedi with lined up statues Buddhist Chedi with lined up statues
  • Flowers at the Nakhon Pathom Chedi Flowers at the Nakhon Pathom Chedi
  • Pictures of the reclining Buddha Pictures of the reclining Buddha
  • Reclining Buddha in Nakhon Pathom Reclining Buddha in Nakhon Pathom
  • Thai family paying respect to the Buddha Thai family paying respect to the Buddha
  • Golden Buddha statue in Nakhon Pathom Golden Buddha statue in Nakhon Pathom
  • Golden Buddha in Nakhon Pathom Golden Buddha in Nakhon Pathom
  • Incense and flower offerings Incense and flower offerings
  • Inside the Phra Pathom Chedi temple Inside the Phra Pathom Chedi temple
  • Beautiful Thai Buddhist necklaces Beautiful Thai Buddhist necklaces
  • Information Sign at Phra Pathom Chedi Information Sign at Phra Pathom Chedi
  • Buddha statue at Phra Pathom Buddha statue at Phra Pathom
  • The Chedi if Phra Pathom in Nakhon Pathom The Chedi if Phra Pathom in Nakhon Pathom
  • Inside the temple at Nakhon Pathom Inside the temple at Nakhon Pathom
  • Golden Buddha statues at Phra Pathom Golden Buddha statues at Phra Pathom
  • The colourful chedi entrance The colourful chedi entrance
  • Chedi stand selling flowers and incense Chedi stand selling flowers and incense
  • Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom
  • The entrance of Phra Pathom Chedi The entrance of Phra Pathom Chedi

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The Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom
Continent: Asia
Country: Thailand
City: Nakhon Pathom
Period: Nov '08-Jan '09
Lenght of stay: 2 days
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Liked: Being able to experience the local rituals
Disliked: The Chedi was under construction
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