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    Pra Pathom Chedi temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Apr 29, 2004

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    The temple where have the biggest and tallest chedi in Thailand. And some said it 's one of the oldest chedi in Thailand. Maybe it 's the one inside.This big chedi built in King Rama IV over an old one ,you can see the ruin inside.And the King ordered to housed the great relic.In the King Rama VI ,he came to reconstruction this temple and settled this temple as the temple of his reign.

    Thai people always come to sacred Pra Roung Rojjana which 's a standing Buddha image housed in a panel of North viharn.King Rama VI found this image just hands and feet and he ordered to cast all new image and housed at this temple.

    I know that inside the gallery ,they collected 77 Buddha images in 77 posts.That 's all posts in Thailand.

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    Thai's old fashion way of shopping

    by anne_vdns Written Jan 17, 2005

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    This is a must on your visit to Thailand.

    Vendors and shoppers are on boats. Everything is on sale here from fruits, to bags, to cloaths, to woodworks, to an extensive line of souvenirs.

    The boat ride costs a tourist 150 Bhat for 30 minutes where the tourists can enjoy a feel of 'shopping while floating', Vendors are a little persistent, forcing you to buy from them, so you need to practice some patience here. Because this is a prime tourist spot, items here are a over priced.

    There is a land market as well where more shops are located and where you can have a better view of the floating market.

    view from the land market
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    another Buddha is taking a rest

    by globetrott Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    This is another Buddha that I saw in another building of the wide area of the Wat Phra Pathom. A Buddha that is lying on a bed in a length of 10-15 meters maybe.
    People come to warship there as well, they bring flowers and donations and as a tourist you are welcome as well to take a look and take some photos.

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    Thai Human Imagery Museum

    by pattayaraj Written Sep 15, 2003

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    Presented a wax and fibreglass model in many kinds,such as 8 Kings in Chakri dynasty, characters from Thai famous literature “ Phra Aphai Manee” , scenes in historic times, traditional playings and Contemporary Thai lifstyles.

    Open Mon-Fri 9.00 am.- 5.30 pm. Sat – Sun – National Holidays 8.30 am.-6.00 pm.
    Admission fees : Adult 50 B , children 10 B.

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    Chalee Monkol At Pavilion and remote area.

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 14, 2004

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    Chalee Monkol At Pavilion and almost pavilions around was built in the reign of king Rama VI .

    Chalee Monkol At Pavilion built as his residence in European style.At the front of this building 's a statue of Ya-le dog which is the King 's favorite dog.Nowaday, this building dedicated to be a museum. It's worth to visit .

    Maree Rajja Rattana Ballang pavilion ,have a flying bridge connected with Chalee Monkol At .It 's in European style with red colour.
    Tab-Kwan pavilion 's a teak wood in Thai traditional style. The king built for conserve Thai art and for his Buddhist cult.

    Others buildings around 're all connected with the King Rama VI.Some 're theatres ,cause the King fond of drama much.

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    Sa Nam Chan Palace

    by pattayaraj Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    Built in King Rama VI .At first,he came to this area when he was prince.After he reigned he bought the field from farmer and built a vacation palace. Nowaday,there're just the Pimarn Pathom pavilion(the first pavilion) stands as old provincial office and some pavilions in the remote area such as Tab Kwan ,a group of Thai traditional house where the King used to lived here.

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    Phra Pathom Chedi National Museum

    by pattayaraj Updated May 19, 2006

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    This museum established in the reign of King Rama V by Prince Damrongrajanupab to collected all artifacts which found in Nakhon Pathom area. At first,the artifacts was housed in the gallery of Phra Pathom Chedi temple,then move to one building where 's still be a museum of the temple. In 2477 B.E. the museum changed to be under the Fine Art Department and move to the present building in 2510 B.E.

    The museum exhibit the evidences of Nakhon Prathom ‘s history. Originally , Nakhon Pathom was the Dvaravati city (the first historic period in Thailand). Almost artifacts found around the area of province presented how important of Dvaravati centre of Thailand.

    The exhibition have 3 parts.Part I represented the introduction to Nakhon Pathom from Pre-historic period to Dvaravati period.Part II represented the Art of Dvaravati period,esp. stuccos,arcitectural elements,Buddha images and Dhamma Chakra (wheel of law).Part III reprsented the time of Rattanakosin period in Nakhon Pathom from past to present.

    Open: Wed – Sun 9AM-4PM
    Close: Mon-Tue and National holidays.
    Admission fee: 30 THB
    Museum service: Guide tour for groups (on appointment),book shop.

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    Phra Pathom Chedi (1)

    by dabuwan Updated May 15, 2003

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    This impressive pagoda is 120 mt high and it has a 234 mt long circumference at the base. It is one of the largest (for sure the highest) in the world and it is the holiest buddhist monuments in Thailand.
    The original building is more than 2000 years old and it dates back to the Dvaravati Buddhist period. In the 19th century the original bowl shaped pagoda has been covered by the actual huge orange tiled chedi.
    The Phra Pathom Chedi is centrally located in Nakhon Pathom and it's impossible to miss it.
    Around the Chedi complex there is a lot of space, with some parks, in order to let the crowds of pilgrims easily reach the Pagoda. In the evening there are often some thai art performances in this area, especially during festivals.

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    Lots of great gates

    by globetrott Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    There are various places where you are able the enter the area of Pra Pathom Chedi and all of them are decorated in a very special way with great ornaments and more.
    Take a look at my extra pictures as well for the great variety of gates to the Pagoda-districts of Pra Pathom !

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    I met a tiny rabbit in Phra Pathom Chedi

    by globetrott Written Aug 12, 2014

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    This was a big surprise for me, when I saw this tiny rabbit hopping around the feet of another tourists. It had some coat fixed to its body.
    I have now idea, where it came from or where it belonged, it first looked like a toy, but it moved around as you can see in my pictures, so maybe somebody has an explanation for me ?
    In my last 2 Pictures: some Details of the main entrance to the temple district of Phra Pathom Chedi

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    Lots of superlatives for the Pra Pathom Chedi

    by globetrott Written Aug 12, 2014

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    There are lots of superlatives that apply for the Pra Pathom Chedi temple:
    With a hight of 120 meters it is the highest pagoda worthwide, and it is the most holy Buddhist temple and also the oldest one in Thailand. The total diameter of the basement of the pagoda is 234 meters.The beginnings of the pagoda were made in the Dvaravati period, more than 2000 years ago and step by step it became larger and larger over the centuries.
    It is a pity the whole pagoda was under restoration while I was there.

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    The old fashioned floating markets

    by globetrott Written Aug 12, 2014

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    Damnoen Saduak is closeby Nakhon Pathom and it is one of the best known Floating Markets in Thailand ! In most cases it is just a tourist-attraction and nothing else anymore, BUT it is a great experience anyway and a great opportunity to take photos and have a good time as a tourist. They sell everything on the so-called "floating markets" : food, fruits, souvenirs, bags, clothings and lots of other things.
    Shops are always on a small boat and the customers can get there in boats as well or in some places like Damnoen Saduak customers are able to stand on the pier and wait for the shop-boats to pass by and buy something from them.

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    Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 29, 2004

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    A big farm houses many wild animals and crocodiles. They also offers a performances such as Crocodile Wrestling, Magic Show, and Elephant Theme Show .The shows plays everyday at 12.45 p.m. and 2,20 p.m. Additional on holiday at 10.30 a.m.
    Open daily , 8.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
    Admission fee: 300 Baht - adults /200 Baht -children.

    Nearby is Rose Garden where offers a beautiful garden,hotel and cultural performance show.

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    Nakhon Prathom - The Province

    by Wann Written Apr 6, 2005

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    Nakhon Prathom province, in my thought it is a very nice small province with many kind of attractions, local attractions mostly, I think it’s all about lifestyle, culture but still there is a famous attraction, Phra Prathom Chedi (the biggest pagoda in Thailand). For me Nakhon Pathom attract me as a province where there is a lot various kind of thai fruits, the famous fruit of the province is Som O (in Thai say) or pomelo, don’t miss to try it if you visit there. There are 6 Amphor (districts) which in my thought their features of each district are completely different. I visited this time only in central and the feature surely is the biggest pagoda.

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    Phra Ruang Rojanaridhi

    by globetrott Written Aug 12, 2014

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    Phra Ruang Rojanaridhi Sri Indarathita Dharmobas Maha Vajiravudha Rajapujaniya Borpitra is the full name of the statue of Buddha that you will see standing right under the highest Pagoda worldwide.
    In 1909 when King Rama VI was still Crownprince he found some fragments of a large Buddha statue of which only the head, hand and feet were left over.
    He ordered to restore the statue in Bangkok and take it to this pagoda. King Rama VI is buried below the feet of the statue.

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