Don Chedi Monument

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Don Chedi Monument
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Pannicha
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand6 contributions
Don Chedi Monument
Jul 2020 • Couples
It is a tourist attraction in Suphan Buri Province. There is a regular job during January-February. with tourists both in the provinces and upcountry coming to visit the fair, there are performances to watch This place is the place that the people of Suphan Buri Province respect each other very much
And during the evening there will be a lot of people exercise. There are many places to take photos from each angle. The atmosphere is very good. Let's go to travel a lot.
Written July 17, 2021
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Niels v
Rijen, The Netherlands46 contributions
A average museum
Oct 2018 • Couples
There where a few nice places inside. Just a limited thing to see. Most things did not work. The text was good to read. Very informative. Just spend about 20 minutes inside
Written October 2, 2018
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susanajuwono
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Annyversary Don Chedi Suphan Buri
Jan 2018 • Solo
Just 2 hours drive north to Bangkok, in Suphan Buri Province. The temple annual anniversary holds an opera performing 4 albino elephants. It is amazing lighting and sound system and preserve the history. It performed about Ayutthaya battle to Myanmar. Worth to see during 18-26 Jan every 07.00 pm.

Before seeing the opera, we visited 100 years Market, Sam Chuk Market where the ancient China come to trade in the west bank of Ta Chin River and settle down till today. We still xan see two storey wooden houses where tge first level is for the store and the second level is for thier home.

We also see water buffalo village where the place preserve traditional rice farming and feed the buffalo while they are swimming.

Suphan Buri is very nice peaceful city with many attraction. Worth to see tge city and visit City Pillar Shrines, too.
Written January 22, 2018
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Thai Victory
Oct 2017 • Friends
King Naresuan the Great is revered in Thailand as one of the kings who in the 16th century vanquished the invading Burmese and restored Thai sovereignty over this area of what was then Siam.

The Don Chedi Monument, located about 30 km from Suphanburi City, is dedicated to him.

The main attraction here is a huge white pagoda, which was built by the Royal Thai Army in 1952. It is 66 meters high and 36 meters wide. But if you go into the pagoda at ground level you can see that it has been carefully built over the crumbling brick remains of a much earlier pagoda, built shortly after Naresuan's victories.

Near the entrance to the complex there is also a bas relief of KIng Naresuan in face to face combat with the Burmese Phra Mada Upparacha, both of them on elephants.

Another attraction is a massive banyan tree, whose lower boughs are supported by steel props.
Written October 4, 2017
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GDay1044
Durban, South Africa1,075 contributions
Historical site
Jan 2017 • Family
An impressive statue of King Narusuen stands in front of this modern Pagoda which has been constructed over the ruins of a Chedi built by the King in the 16th Centaury to celebrate his great victory over the Burmese army after an elephant duel with their General – at the time this was considered the ultimate in warfare –inside around the perimeter of the ruins there are displays of some of the battles and a number of paintings – I was here about 8 years ago and must say the displays are starting to show their age – there is some explanatory signage in English which gives you and outline of the event this honours Don Chedi is off the beaten track - if passing certainly worth a look - a special trip from Suphan Buri of 30klms each way is questionable
Written January 5, 2017
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desi d
3,911 contributions
Superb!
Mar 2016 • Friends
This is my type of place! It has historical information, well explained and shows a picture that you can understand. Basically it is very well presented and the information is translated exceptionally well and credit should be given to the person who translated it to English. King Narasuan who is one of the great kings of Thailand and has a murky past; he was given away by his father who lost a battle who had to forfeit to the winner. After many years in Burma this guy returned and helped the Burmese sack Ayutthaya and stayed on as a ruler of a province but then realized he would be sacrificed, so as a seasoned warrior stood up and took on the Burmese general as such and he killed him on horseback. Soon after he challenged the prince of Burma to the highest form of combat in those days which was fighting from elephant back and he indeed won the battle, but we need to understand that in those days it was a joust and single combat so no army could intervene and the loser lost everything and gave up the battle ground, hence Burmese troops returning to Burma! A mine of information and to have the cream on top of everything the chedi is build on the original site of the battle from elephant back…the museum explains it well. Go have a look! Once inside you will see that you are not inside the original chedi but indeed the original chedi is inside the one you now stand in, interesting, huh! Very colourful pictures and models. Highly recommended. No entrance fee at the time.
Written March 29, 2016
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Hawkman27
Bangkok, Thailand35 contributions
Memorial
Feb 2014 • Family
The place is a memorial of the important elephant battle between King Naresuan (Siam-Ayutthaya), the winner, and The Crown Prince (Burma-Hongsawadi) The surrounded park is very shady and calm.
Written September 21, 2014
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