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Address: T.Phra Pathom Chedi, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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Description: This 6th-century temple is the largest in the world.

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This is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia,it is one temple built on top of another and it is beautiful,the old temple is inside but you can't see it .The outside temple is made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia,it is one temple built on top of another and it is beautiful,the old temple is inside but you can't see it .The outside temple is made of little tiles and is bell shaped.It has an open court yard around it that you can walk around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Like most temples in Thailand, this temple too is beautiful. The Pagoda looks as if it has been made of Ivory from far, but at close quarters you can see its made of small tiles. Well worth a visit. Also be appropriately dressed as a mark of respect to Buddhism.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

ลานข้างองค์พระปฐมเจดีย์ ด้านตะวันตก ในช่วงเย็น มีตลาดโต้รุ่ง อาหารหลากหลาย ล้วนอร่อยทั้งสิ้น The west side of pagoda (pra paThom jedi) in the evening has the night market. Variety All were delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This complex is very interesting with quite a lot to see, the bell shaped temple, many statues, gongs, buddhas and even the Jack fruit trees. The way the temple is made out of the small yellow tiles is unusual. Our guide was excellent as he had been a monk for 2 years and explained Buddhism and the role of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Wat Phra Pathom Chedi is a nice place to visit and very close to Bangkok, it took me one hour by van from Victory Monument or you can take the train if you know Hualampong Station. nevertheless the van is only 60,baht one way going straight to this place since the chedi is at the city centre of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Thanks to members positive comments I went to this place and I did not regret it. I liked it all; this place loaded with history, the quiteness, no tourists and so close to Bangkok. It is indeed another world! I loved the mural paintings inside the Stupa, a book is for sale at 500bht which I bought. Do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A short ride from Bangkok is Nakhom Pathom. The tallest Buddhist structure in Thailand is housed here, built around 1850s. This is where it is said that Thai Buddhism started and Thai people born in this city consider themselves blessed and proud to have begun their life here. This is an awesome reverent place and very well worth a visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Absolutely stunning temple and Chedi which dominates the Nakhon Pathom skyline. I love the diversity of the Thai temples and this is another variation on the many different temples I have visited in Thailand. This is well worth a visit and 2-3 hours would need to put aside to enjoy this beautiful Chedi. I love the grounds of temples such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Luckily, my local Thai friend brought me to this pagoda. Not a touristy place. Only locals worship here. Therefore it was very quiet & less all hassle noises from tourists. Phra Pathommachedi or Phra Pathom Chedi is the tallest stupa in Thailand with the height of 120.45 metres. Beautifully built.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The Pathom Chedi in the town by its same name, Nakorn Pathom is the tallest pagoda in Thailand. The temple temple on top of the pagoda is well worshiped by the local Thai residences specially on special holidays. This is quite a sight to be seen at the mid level where the Buddha image is located. There are several flights... More 

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