When you come to Nakhon Pathom, you can not miss, the Phra Pathom Chedi. It is seen from afar. With its 127 meters high, is the largest stupa in the world. His story is also impressive. The building was built on the site where Buddhism was introduced into Thailand there are two thousand years. The original structure is mentioned in Buddhist scriptures dating back to 675 years but OpenSent archaeologists that there was already a structrure the 4th century. In the 11th century, a similar style prang at the Angkor Wat temple was built there. The temple was abandoned and gradually buried in the jungle. It was not until the 19th century that King Mongkut visited the remains of the temple and ordered the construction of a huge chedi completed in 1870. Temple of Phra Pathom Chedi jouït the highest rank of the temples of Thailand. It is one of 6 Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan and contains the ashes of King Rama VI. Covered by ceramic tiles, the chedi stands in the middle of a large central square where there was plenty of entertainment including a night market with a huge food court where where can eat for less than a euro each night. In the wall, two small stairs lead to a grotto with small rooms in which Buddha statues and altars. The temple is illuminated every night. Practical Information: free admission. Access to the courtyard where the chedi is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is also a museum open from 9:00 to 16:00 (entry: 100 THB).
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