Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Phra Pathom Chedi (Nakhon Pathom, Bangkok) Thailand

After walking around in the chilled Royal Thai Handicraft Center, truly unbearable was the scorching weather when we arrived at this 6th century largest museum in the world which is situated in one of the oldest cities in Bangkok. Feeling really hot, I quickly walked up the marble stairs leading to the standing golden Buddha in Pang Ham Yati posture. 

The largest pagoda in Thailand, this temple houses the Phra pathom Chedi - the official provincial symbol of Nakhon Pathom. The present Phra Pathom Chedi was built during the reign of King Rama IV in 1853 and under his royal command, the new Chedi was constructed to cover the former Chedi of which the shape was of an upside down bell with a Prang top. The completed Chedi became a circular one that covers an upside-down, Lankan style, bell-shaped Chedi. The height from bottom to a top crown is about 120.45 metres, and 233.50 metres diameter at the base. Covered by shiny brown ceramic tiles, the chedi stands proudly in the middle of a very large central square.

Other things to see includes the huge golden Buddha reclining inside a large room at the back of the stupa, the 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 varieties of Thai food. 

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

  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!!

    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"!!

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

  4. Very beautiful.. Thanks for sharing..

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Beautiful,everything seems golden here.


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