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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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We spent a good while trying to determine if we cold get into the chedi here. Didn't manage it and were not even sure it is possible. There are lots of Buddha statues in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hepatacyte
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a good while trying to determine if we cold get into the chedi here. Didn't manage it and were not even sure it is possible. There are lots of Buddha statues in the gallery surrounding the chedi and you can get some nice views from this area as weill. Fascinating site and well worth a visit.

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Spent about an hour here looking around this lovely temple and chedi. Certainly worth taking a look if you are in the area

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

For people who don't about this, there is a weekend excursion train departing from Bangkok Hua Lumphong station via the dead rail, and the first stop is here. Where you can get off the train and explore the temple a bit. It seems to be very popular with the locals and the temple is actually very quiet except the sound... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This is the largest temple in Nakhon Prathom with the world's biggest stupa and the tallest one in Thailand. It's located in the middle of the city, built in the shape of bell (Sri Lanka style) covered with golden-brown color tiles. The stupa is very beautiful, both during the day and the night times. In the evening, there will be... More 

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Thank AorPhatthawut
Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a one place in Nakorn Phathom Province to visit and see the architectural ruins of one of the temples. The big pagoda in the centre of temple, in evening night market will set around pagoda, after make merit, you can enjoy with variety of street food . Climb up the pagoda to get a good view & atmosphere,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Great place for history buffs and people just looking to relax. Hot so carry water and towels if you sweat easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Huge beautiful Wat in the center of the city of Nakhon Pathom. It is so tall, you can see it from all the city. Peaceful and devout location to pray and make merit. Surrounding the Wat are local vendors selling everything from household goods to souvenirs. After dark, the food shops open selling all types of Thai street food from... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

As the highest chedi in the world this is a "must see" to anyone interested in Tbai architecture or symbols dedicated to Buddha. It is definitely worth the time to walk around and determine which is the best angle to enjoy. There are two good statues of Buddha and some very good murals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The main attractions, in my opinion, are the two statues of Buddha, one standing and one reclining, and the great murals, which is not permitted to be photographed... The chedi itself is absolutely amazing and you'll become astounded by its height!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The Chedi was built on top of an old one. Detailed histories are written near the temple and on the entrance ticket. It is on an elevated small hill. Monks are around to give blessings if you make some donations. Many locals are there and thus the temple must be quite popular. Entrance fee for foreigners are only 60 THB... More 

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