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Wat Phra Pathom Chedi

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

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At twilight also beautiful

Visited at almost 6pm which is quite late, but actually is more beautiful and less crowded, still peaceful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited at almost 6pm which is quite late, but actually is more beautiful and less crowded, still peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A highlight in Nakhon Pathom is to see this grand golden Buddhist stupa. Lined around with Buddha images and several places to pay respects. It is one of the founding Buddhist sites in Thailand. Quite amazing, but on a hot day it can be exhausting to walk around in the heat! A highlight was going into the cave, nothing special... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was February morning very calm and with nice weather. For me Chedy is not only historical places but spiritual as well (even I am not he Buddhist). To fell that you have to devote your self completely. This is the place you can do that. There was no tourists ( like in Bangkok), and we spent more than two... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not just another temple. Enjoyed the day trip here and learn more about Thai culture and Buddhism. Take the journey, worth it!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having seen so many pagodas, they all start to look the same, and it is hard to remember the differences. This one is different in that it is one of the tallest Buddhist stupas in the world. That alone makes it easy to remember. We came here after our trip to the floating market, and it was worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit during the night time. The pagoda light up with awesome view. The temple is also good for praying. The location is a must visit after Kanchanaburi. The place is about 1hr away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Our Thai friends are local to Nakon Pathom, and suggested we come here on our first night with them. After a short tour of the temple, we had a feast of a dinner at the adjoining market. It seems to be quite a hub of activity for the locals, with dozens of food stalls providing a wide variety of Thai... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

They say it is the highest pagoda in the world, but it is definitly the hightest in Thailand. Great for a day trip from Bangkok by train. Easy to reach from the railway station in Nakhon Pathom, but a bit harder to get back since trains don't run back until late afternoon. Busses go back all the time though. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

There is a market in front of this pagoda, which we can enjoy finding fresh fruits and food during the day. Especially at night, on the west part of pagoda, the famous night market is located there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

This is the highest Stupa (Buddhist temple) in the world and is just a short walk from the Nakhon Pathom railway station. The origins of the Stupa are unknown. However, as per the local legend, it is over two thousand years old. The temple consists of a central bell-shaped structure topped by a cone and is reached through a short... More 

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