Phra Chedi Klang Nam

Phra Chedi Klang Nam, Rayong: Address, Phra Chedi Klang Nam Reviews: 3.5/5

Phra Chedi Klang Nam
3.5
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3.5
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timinphuket
Bangkok, Thailand275 contributions
Somewhere to stop on your journey
Jul 2020
A nice spot to stop on the journey to somewhere else - not a lot there but if it is convenient and you have a picnic
Written July 14, 2020
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Tawan U.
Bangkok, Thailand254 contributions
Historical and natural place
Jan 2020 • Couples
Apart from Phra Chedi, there’s also mangrove way that you shouldn’t miss. It’s not a long walk and could be pretty chill. Even though we visited during new year’s holiday, it was less crowded.
Written January 5, 2020
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Beacon of Safety
Jun 2017 • Friends
This week I have friends from Australia staying with me, so it was time to put on my tourist guide hat and show them the sights of Rayong. Among the sites were visited was Phra Chedi Klang Nam.

The age of this chedi is uncertain, but it is thought to be almost 300 years old.

In itself it is not really impressive.

But over the years it has played an important role for the local fishing community. Returning from sometimes dangerous trips to sea, fishermen would know that they had returned safely home when they could see the spire on the top of the chedi.

Then they would come and pray at the chedi and give thanks for their safe return and for the bounties of the sea.
Written June 28, 2017
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0_Gyrfalcon_0
Singapore, Singapore9,830 contributions
Hard to find
Dec 2015 • Friends
Not much guide posted for this place. After arrive we needed to find parking spot which part of Mango trees area.

The pagoda was a lot smaller that I expected. Only here for 5 mins. Nothing really special here.
Written December 28, 2015
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Local Historical Significance
Oct 2015
With so many chedi scattered throughout Thailand, Phra Chedi Klang Nam is nothing out of the ordinary.

But it does have local historical significance.

Rayong established itself centuries ago as a center of the fishing industry in the Gulf of Siam and numerous fishing villages sprang up along the Province's coastline. There are still attractive and quaint fishing villages here, notably Paknam (see separate review) at the mouth of the Rayong River.

Nobody is quite sure how old Phra Chedi Klang Nam is, but best guess is at least 200 years.

It's significance is that in practical terms it was a landmark and navigational aid for fishermen returning from the night's fishing and in spiritual terms it meant they had reached a haven, safe from the dangers of the sea.

In November the Chedi is the center of the colourful Loy Krathong Festival, in which Thais float rafts with flowers and candles on the water as a thankyou to the goddess of the river.

The area around the Chedi is pleasantly treed, with some tables and chairs set under the shade, so it is an ideal place for a picnic.

Written October 7, 2015
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