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Wat Chedi Hoi, PathumThani

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       Wat Chedi Hoi is a well-known temple in Pathum Thani. It is situated in the Bo Ngoen Subdistrict of the Lat Lum Kaeo District. The tall shell pagoda at this temple is awe-inspiring to many visitors. The temple has two Buddha images, the first of which is at the entrance. The second body is located near the temples. In addition, the temple grounds include agricultural attractions such as the “Wan Ya” herb garden, the Museum of Long Boats, and a large pond with countless Siriped Catfish that are fed by the temple. Furthermore, there are a large number of and a turtle pond beside the swamp where visitors can buy food to feed the fish and turtles.

Wat Chedi Hoi, Pathumthani, Thailand

Wat Chedi Hoi's History

       This temple was built in 1995 by a monk named “Phra Kru Sunthon” or “Luang Phor Thong Klang Suntaro.” The temple’s history is fascinating because it arose from a pilgrimage in Burma during which Phra Kru Sunthon met Phra Ajarn Silbanta for a year. He studied the magic until he was clearly wise, then returned to Ong Juk cave in Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi Province. When he stayed in the cave where his visions were born, it was a big city called Rattanawadee, and he was the governor of the city.

Wat Chedi Hoi, Pathumthani, Thailand

       So he traveled by following where he looked for visions until he found and intended to build this ground into a monastery area. While digging a pond to create a reservoir for watering medicinal plants, he came across a giant oyster buried under the ground that is thousands of years old. Finally, he brought naked giant oysters discovered to build a massive shell pagoda and established the temple known as “Wat Chedi Hoi” until today.

Wat Chedi Hoi, Pathumthani, Thailand

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Travel to Wat Chedi Hoi

       Private car: take Highway 341 (Pathum Thani-Lat Lum Kaeo) to the 21st kilometer mark, then turn right towards the temple for another 10 kilometers; it is quite deep. Turn left into the temple when you see the shell pagoda in front of it to find Chedi Hoi Temple.

       Bus: Starting at BTS Mo Chit, take bus number 29,510 to Rangsit Market, which is opposite Rattanakosin Village. There will be an entrance to the Rangsit-Pathum Garage, where you can take route 1138 to the Pathum Market Pier and connect to the Lat Lum Kaeo bus to go out. Take note that the bus will drive past the Kanchanaphisek Bridge, cross it, and then turn around. There will be a motorcycle and motorcycle trailer beside the service to the Chedi Hoi Temple to get off the opposite side and cross the road.

If the bus 29, 510 does not stop at Rangsit Market, take the bus 1138 Rangsit – Pathum Thani to the Rangsit – Pathum garage.

1. A minibus, Rangsit – Jarusorn, will run between Future Park Rangsit and Major Rangsit. The car will arrive frequently, and the fare is 9 baht. The bus will make two stops before entering the Rangsit-Pathum garage.

2. An overpass will be built between Future Park Rangsit and Major Rangsit. To cross the bridge to the other side and board the car at the curve. All buses that pass through this curve will terminate at Rangsit-Pathum Garage (the bus fare only at this time is 4 baht). Take the overpass to the bus stop (under the bridge) or the sign on Rangsit-Pathum Road.

Address : Chedi Hoi Temple, Bo Ngoen Sub-district, Lat Lum Kaeo District Pathum Thani Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/XVK14yZyZwKbn81e9

Open for viewing:  08.00 A.M. – 4.30 P.M.

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