Friday, August 9, 2013

Nakhon Pathom


Nakhon Pathom is a province not very far from Bangkok. If you can get through Bangkok traffic to the motorway, it will take you about an hour to the city centre.

Nakorn Pathom is famous for its 140 years old great pagoda – they say it’s the tallest in the world. This pagoda is called “Pra Pathom Chedi” or “The First Pagoda” and sits in the royal temple of Wat Pra Pathom Chedi. The temple also houses 7 and a half metre tall standing bhudda which attracts people from all over the country to come and pay homage.

When I was there, it was hot and sunny. The pagoda itself was bright and shiny in the sun. My mother was happy to be there and with far from perfect knees, she climbed all those stares to pay homage to the Buddha.

It took us only 40 minutes on the way back to Bangkok and about 1 and a half hour crawling through the infamous Bangkok traffic home!

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