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Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

Address: T.Phra Pathom Chedi, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 6th-century temple is the largest in the world.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 6th-century temple is the largest in the world.
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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stopped here while on our way to Hua Hin and it is definitely worth it. The view from the train station was good in itself with the smoke from the market food stalls giving it a ghostly feel. All around are grottoes and Buddha images making it an interesting place. There was a great view from the top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Huge stupa here! I can see it liked 10 miles away! Pretty crowded with Buddhism :) The temple located in a town so it's very easy to get there. Surrounded by local market, we walked around that area and tried to get some food there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited the Chedi during the scheduled stop (40 minutes) of the tourist train that on weekends travels between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi (Bridge on the River Kwai); therefore a bit hastily. But the time was enough for appreciating this imposing monument. We had already read our guidebook on the history and characteristics of the chedi: then about it as witness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been 3 times now. It's a nice place and the chedi is very very big! The place is rich on history and it has a lot of photo ops along the way around. Also some markets close by to get good local food.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A 1and half hour drive from Bangkok; Close to Silapakorn University campus; Many food restaurants/ food stall/ bazarr at front chedi door; Enormous parking space; The stupa itself have 4 tallest niches in all 4 directions; Each niches had the important Bhuddha statue; the famous one called "Rojjanarid Bhuddha" where stand Bhuddha figure; A historical museum service in temple complex;... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is really a historical place in nakhonpatom... it has a really deep history and it is really fun for people who are curious about cultures and histories... it has four gates to enter and one of the gates is used by the royal family of Thailand... the entrance is free, yet you require minimum 2 hours to really see... More 

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