Description: from wikipedia..
Phra Pathom Chedi is the highest stupa in the world with a height of 127 m. It is located in the town Nakhon Pathom (56 Km. west of Bangkok), Thailand.
from information board at Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhonpathom Thailand
Phra Patom Chedi is the oldest Buddhist in Thailand. It located in the Region where Buddhism was firstly introduced into this Kingdom by Sona Thera and Uttra Thera in the Third Buddist Cen. The Indian statue style Phra Pathom Chedi which was ruins for a long time until King Mongkut (4) still a monk paid a pilgrimage to Phra Pathom Chedi which was 84 metres high at that time. When he come to the throne, he decided to restore the Chedi by covering it with the new one, the four wiharn and the cloister were built during his reign. The work was begun in 1853 and completed in the reign of King Rama (5) who added the new struetion “belfry” in to this monastery. then the prineipal wiharn was restored, and the replica of the former Chedi, and the mural paintings were painted in the wiharn by King Rama (6) command. Next, he pulled down the portico of the north wiharn and elected the new one to house, a standing Buddha image named Phra Rung Rojanariddhisri Indardhit Dharmopas Naha Vajiravuth Roj Pujaniyaborpit. Finally the new ordination hall was built in the reign of King Rama (7).
Phra Pathom Chedi, which is 120 metres high, contains the relic of the Lord Buddha. During the twelfth Lunar month, which is in November, there is an annual fair of this morastery and it is time for the Buddhist to pay homage to this holy Chedi.
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