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Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (Bangkok-Thailand)

Wat Phra Pathom chedi is about 55 km away from Bangkok and it takes about 1 hour and 15 minute drive to get there. With its 120.5 meters, it is the tallest column in the world and its orange roof is visible from a distance. The name of the chedi means “the first sacred stupa”. Historians believe that it is part of the ancient Nakhon Path, the largest settlement of Dvaravati culture between the 6th and 8th century. Moreover, it is believed to have been built in the 3rd century when Indian monks were sent to spread Buddhism in Asia. Today, it is one of the most important Buddhist shrines in Thailand. Next to the temple, there is a night market that is opened from 16 to 23 o’clock. If You are visiting this temple, You can also visit the Sanam Chandra Palace, which is about 2 km away.

Category: Things to do in Bangkok, Temple- church- mosque, Things to do in Thailand,

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About 2 km from the temple, there is the Sanam Chandra Palace. Entrance to the palace is located at: 13.818321, 100.045167 (13°49’06.0″N, 100°02’42.6″E). The Rabbit recommends visiting it if You have time.

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Address:
T.Phra Pathom Chedi, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

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GPS Coordinates:
Ulaz 13.818494, 100.060318 (13°49’06.6″N, 100°03’37.1″E)

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Price:
60THB (1,5 EUR), Thai free

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Contact:
0066 (0)34 242 134

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Size:
Big

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Working hours:
Everyday 07:00h-20:00h

GPS Coordinates: Entrance 13.818494, 100.060318 (13°49’06.6″N, 100°03’37.1″E)
Phra Pathom Chedi is located 57 km from the center of the city and Sky Train’s station ‘‘Siam“ (Siam Paragon Shopping Center). It is around 53 km from the most popular tourist street, Khao San Road.

The easiest and the cheapest way to get there is with a train coming from ”Hua Lamphong” station in Bangkok, GPS: 13.739040, 100.516755 (13°44’20.5″N, 100°31’00.3″E). You have to exit at the station ”Nakhonpathom” and walk from there for 300 m to get to the Phra Pathom chedi.
Address: T.Phra Pathom Chedi, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

 

Translations:

If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
ช่วยเปิดมิเตอร์ด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

 

Additional translation:

Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ

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