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The Great Chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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On my trip to Kanchanaburi province in Thailand, I had the opportunity to revisit the great chedi at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn in Nakhon Phatom province. During my last visit to this Wat, the chedi was undergoing a major facelift where scaffoldings were seen being constructed over the roof of the chedi. My recent visit painted a different look on this massive chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn. The great chedi stood over the high grounds proudly and beautifully much to the admirations of the residents of Nakhon Phatom as well as the visitors who flocked over this wat to offer prayers and to take a close look at the gigantic chedi. At the main entrance to this wat, visitors would need to walked up through the staircase and would reached the base where a huge standing Buddha structure was being located. This would be the most crowded area because most of the visitors would converged here to offers prayers to the Lord Buddha. Behind this massive Buddha structure would be the ubosot of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn. Within the ground of this base area would be row of vendors that specialised in the amulets and other related religious accessories.

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The chedi at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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The view from outside the compound of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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The view of chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn from far

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The staircase to Wat Phra Phatom Chedi and the huge standing Buddha structure

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Walking up to the ground of the base area where the massive Buddha structure is located to offer payers at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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The massive golden Buddha structure at Wat Phra Phatom Ratchavoraviharn

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The sacred monks sculptures placed along the circled white walls that covered the boundary to the massive chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Rachavoraviharn

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The side view on the circled walls to the great chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi which were surrounded by sacred monks and Buddha sculptures

From here, visitors would then be able to get into the great chedi boundary through a circled white walls with other smaller Buddha sculptures as well as the sacred monk sculptures surrounded the rounded walls that cover the boundary of the chedi. Stepping inside visitors would approached a circled walkways area between the circled wall and the chedi, where the people could walk along the walkways as they offer prayers or simply to admire the chedi from a close view. Getting up to this chedi, there would be another layer of circled walkways which were much narrower in width. From here, visitors could also walked around this second and last layer of walkways that circled the massive chedi. Also, the view inside the ubosot of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi can be seen from the higher ground of this second layer walkways of the chedi

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Within the boundary of the great chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn where there are walkways for visitors to walk around to offer prayers or simply to admire the chedi

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The staircase seen on the far right that leads visitors up to the second layer as well as the final walkways of the chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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View of the ubosot of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn from its massive chedi's upper base

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A close view of the great chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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A view inside the ubosot of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi from its massive chedi area

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The massive chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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The 2nd layer walkways of the chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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The Great Chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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The Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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The view on the surrounding area within the boundary of the chedi of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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A rakarng or bell at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi

There are also vendors within the premise of Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn that sell variety of items including fruits, food and drinks. One of the best Nakhon Phatom product is the pomelo which is really fresh and sweet. Others including the passion fruit drinks sold in medium size bottle.

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Loads of pomelo fruits in the basket in Nakhon Phatom

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Pomelo fruits vendor at Nakhon Phatom's Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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Sweet bread vendors at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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Passion fruit drinks available at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi in Nakon Phatom

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Fruit drinks vendor at Nakhon Phatom's Wat Phra Phatom Chedi

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Snacks sold at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

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Passion fruits seen at passion fruit drinks vendor at Wat Phra Phatom Chedi Ratchavoraviharn

Posted by kidd27 22:39 Archived in Thailand

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