Sights & Attractions
Pathum ThaniOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 16.30
Mu 4, Tambon Bo Ngoen, Ampho Lat Lum Kaeo, Pathum Thani
Category : Temple, Historical Sites & Monuments
Attraction Details :
Wat Chedi Hoi is at Mu 4, Bo Ngoen sub-district, Lat Lum Kaeo district. The access to the temple is along Highway 346 (Pathum Thani-Bang Len) at kilometer markers 21-22 turning to the temple about 10 km. Gigantic fossilized oyster shells aged more than 8 million years were found here.
The temple was just built in 1995 by Phra Khru Sunthon Khun Thada or Luang Pho Thongklueng Suntharo. Its history is very interesting because it was caused by Luang Pho’s pilgrimage to Myanmar. After knowing Phra Ajan Silabanta for one month, Luang Pho Thongklueng undertook a thorough study of magic and returned to Ong Chuk Den in Si Sawat district of Kanchanaburi province, where he saw an omen that 8 million years ago it was a big city called Rattanawadi governed by him. He therefore travelled to follow his vision and intended to build this land to become a temple. While he was digging a well to store water, he saw enormous giant oyster shells that were buried deep underground and were thousands years old. Finally, the discovered oyster shells were used to build a pagoda called “Wat Chedi Hoi” until now.
Phra Khru Sunthon Khun Thada (Luang Pho Thongklueng Suntharo) used the fossilized oyster shells to build one pagoda at the entrance and a large one in the temple. People flow in to see giant oyster shells and people of faith donated their money to build the temple.
Moreover, there is a museum that collects Buddha images, unique objects and ancient utensils, eg, Sam Khok jars, potteries, engraved wood panels, calculators, a giant clam shell that is the biggest in the world brought by Luang Pho Thongklueng from Ranong province. It is very large and wide more than one meter. In addition, there are “Wishing Gongs,” that could resound without being hit by a stick or baton but simply by being touched and rubbed by hand.
Within the compound, another highlight is an herb garden, a turtle raising well and a fish pond so that the visitors can feed them and relax. At present, several people of faith come to visit them.
If interested, please contact 0-599-4247, 08-5188-9424 and 08-9025-8031 every day.
How to get there :
Take Highway No. 341 (Pathum Thani – Lat Lum Kaeo) to kilometre marker Nos. 21-22 and turn to the temple for approximately 10 kilometres.