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The Largest Chedi in Thailand - April 2000
Written by Panrit "Gor" Daoruang   
Saturday, 29 April 2000 01:47
During the summer holidays in April 2000, I went on a road trip to Kanchanaburi. On the way back, I stopped at Nakhon Pathom to see the very large Phra Pathom Chedi. This stupa is 120 metres high and the base has a radius of 233 metres.
This chedi was built in the reign of King Rama IV. However, the original chedi is thought to be over 2,000 years old! The word "pathom" means "first" as this is the first stupa in Thailand. It is also one of the largest in the world.