Wat Bang Phra – The Daily Tattoos Temple in Nakhon Pathom

Wat Bang Phra (วัดบางพระ) is a unconventional Buddhist temple famous for the daily tattoos given by monks. This wat is situated about 50 km from Bangkok in Nakhon Pathom Province. It is the most popular place in Thailand to get a genuine, traditional and artistic Sakyant tattoo from a Buddhist monk. Buddhism and tattoos As […]

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Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom

Sanam Chandra Palace (พระราชวังสนามจันทร์) is a French and English style castle situated in Nakhon Pathom Province, Central Thailand. The palace was built in 1907 by King Vajiravudh Rama VI of Siam, and is home to several historic buildings and a Ganesh shrine. French and English styles The main five buildings and sights inside Sanam Chandra […]

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Wat Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom – The tallest stupa in Thailand

With the height of 127 meters Wat Phra Pathom Chedi or Phra Pathommachedi (พระปฐมเจดีย์) is the tallest Buddhist stupa in Thailand, and considering that Nakhon Pathom was the first city in Thailand influenced by Buddhism, it is the first historical monument that signified the introduction of Buddhism into the country. Phra Pathommachedi is located just […]

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