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Reviewed January 13, 2012

The Mon intrigue me. Here are a people who occupied the Chao Phraya Basin before the Thais. They were the original builders of not only this pagoda but the magnificent Shwedagon in Yangon. True, the original pagodas were probably short and stumpy brick structures which are dwarfed by their modern versions but still, the Mon laid the foundations (often quite literally) for some of the greatest artistic and architectural achievements of the Thais and Burmese. There was probably some kind of ancient highway stretching from here all the way to ancient Yangon, uniting two of the greatest centres of the lost Mon kingdom. Today it survives as one of Thai's greatest temples.

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

Phra Pathom Chedi at Nakhon Pathom province in Thailand , about 30 kilometer southwest of Bangkok , it has been regarded as the first and highest Chedi ever build in Thailand . It has 120.45 meter high , about 233.5 meter weit at the basement. The new Chedi was built to covered the origanal 2,000 years old upside - down bowl like Chedi with Prang like shape run to the Top up to 81 meter high by King Rama IV which took 17 years to finished. For the original one it was discovered by Prince Mongkut ( later he became King Rama IV ) at the time when he ordained as a monk ( for 27 years ) , it was supposed that the origanal one was built by the Buddhism Commisionars ( Phra Sena Thera and Phra Utthara Thera ) who were sent from Ceylon ( Buddhism Center ) by King Asoke, in order to promalgated the Buddhism in this Regions , supposed it was called " Golden Land " in 3 BE. before Christ, however there are no any kind of evidence to support .

Date of experience: February 2011
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

This is considered the world's tallest Buddhist Chedi. Though it is considerably less elaborate and ornate than its much more famous cousin, Shwedagon in Yangon, it is an impressive sight in a very pleasant setting. It is perhaps most easily reached by train, as the Nakhon Pathom train station is a 10 minute walk to the north of the Chedi. Weekend excursion trains to Kanchanaburi (e.g. the Bridge over the River Kwae and the "death railway") stop here for about 40 minutes for a quick visit. Bus access to Bangkok is also good.

Date of experience: December 2010
3  Thank EarthlingOnline
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

About 1 month here is phra pathom chedi festival and many local shops to look around Day n night , good to come to see

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Reviewed November 5, 2011

The market is nice around the chedi and there's a place that can fit foreign women clothing size, food is a rip off and not so good

Date of experience: November 2011
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