Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Phra Pathom Chedi (Nakhon Pathom, Bangkok) Thailand


Morning start in Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, followed by Royal Thai Handicraft Center, by the time we arrived in Phra Pathom Chedi, on-no. I really couldn't take the burning heat. My skin almost got blistered. Still, whatever, I quickly walked up the marble stairs, leading to the standing golden Buddha in Pang Ham Yati posture, in this 6th century largest museum in the world. Located in one of the oldest cities in Bangkok. The largest pagoda in Thailand, as well as the official provincial symbol of Nakhon Pathom, Phra Pathom Chedi was built during the reign of King Rama IV in 1853 and under his royal command, a new Chedi was constructed to cover the former one. This Lankan style, bell-shaped Chedi in the middle of a very large central square is covered by shiny brown tiles.
Additionally, you will see a huge golden Buddha reclining inside a large room at the back of the stupa, a white circular gallery displaying hundreds of representations of Lord Buddha, the little bell towers, chapels, a small museum and a large market selling Buddha amulet and stalls selling varieties of Thai food. 




We spend around 30 minutes in Phra Pathom Chedi, honestly, to tell you the truth, except for snapping as many pictures as I could, I was blur. I was bogged down by the hot weather. Basically, I glimpsed at whatever I could, in a jiffy, in fact, I was the first one back into the coach. 



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15 comments:

  1. Heard many people go to temple there to get holy items for protection. I wonder this temle have the same

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  2. Serene Buddha statue!! Zen!!
    This reminds me of my Bangkok tour during my school days! I could only recollect a similar temple where there was a really huge and lengthy sleeping Buddha, could not recollect the name!
    Lovely clicks, can't wait to see the food pics from your next stop!!

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    1. Ok, I asked my mom for the temple's name, even she could not recollect, so she went through some keepsakes and pics from the trip and guess what the name of the temple is "Wat Phra"!!
      Nostalgic.

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  3. beautiful Nava,i enjoyed every click of yours.

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  4. Very beautiful.. Thanks for sharing..

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  5. Such a beautiful stupa. Enjoyed going through your pictures. Eager to see your next post and what was served for lunch.:)

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  6. Wonderful pics...feel like going right away :)

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  7. Would love to visit that temple one day ...

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  8. You brought all those wonderful memories of our trip to Thailand. Thank you for sharing :-)

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  9. Awesome shots, Nava! Thailand has so many temples till I lost count of which I've visited. That being said, all are beautifully built!

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  10. Wow! Beautiful and gorgeous clicks Nava :-)

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  11. You can feel the divinity and relaxed aura of this beautiful temple :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Beautiful,everything seems golden here.

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