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Phra Pathom Chedi


Phra Pathom Chedi is located in Muang District, Nakhon Pathom Province, 56 kilometers west of Bangkok.

It can be seen on your way to Kanchanaburi and visited in conjunction with the Human Bakery Tour.
Phra Pathom Chedi is the highest stupa in the world with a height of 127m and a base radius of 233.50m.

The present chedi was built in the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV) to cover the old one that is believed to have been built some 2,000 years ago.

The temple that houses Phra Pathom Chedi is one of the six highest ranking royal temples.

When he was a monk, King Rama IV found an old chedi. It was an up-side down bowl shape with a ??prang?? on top, very similar to SANCHI stupa of India.

The restoration of the chedi did not start until Prince Mongkut became King Rama IV. It took 17 years to complete, during the reign of King Rama V. King Rama IV named the stupa ??Phra Pathom Chedi? because this stupa appeared first in this land before any others. (Pathom means first) It is the largest pagoda in the world.