Monday, January 2, 2017
PHRA PATHOM CHEDI - NAKHON PATHOM
Updated from original post on chimburi.com at www.chimburi.com/thai94.htm
First time in years that we went back to visit Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom, since 2002. The chedi is still a major site for worship and merit making activities but unlike in the past they now charge 60 Baht entrance fee to foreigners. Paying for praying is not fair in my mind, but they all want to make a buck from the tourists. I did not see a lot of tourists, but I also visited at the end of the rainy season in 2016. Still a beautiful place and I did my three circumambulations and prayers in each hall.