Attraction Details :
Wat Chedi Thong is on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River in Khlong Khwai sub-district. It is accessible by Pathum Thani-Sam Khok route about 8 km and turn right about 500 m to the temple. Its Mon-style pagoda was built in the early Rattankosin era by Mon people. The temple’s architecture imitates the Burmese “Chittakong” stupa. It also has a Subduing Mara Buddha image made of white jade respected by Mon-Thai people.
Wat Chedi Thong is an old temple since Ayutthaya city was the capital. The evidence found is a large sandstone boundary marker of the temple. Later in Thonburi and early Rattanakosin periods, Mon people migrated from Mottama to Sam Khok town to escape Myanmar people led by Phraya Ram, the son-in-law of Phraya Cheng or Phraya Mahayotha who came to stay in Sam Khok and initiated to restore and build permanent structures, monks’ quarters and pavilions. In 1965, the king granted the Wisungkhamasima or land for establishment of central hall, by the King.
•Mon-style golden pagoda has a bell-shaped stupa built of bricks with a rectangular base and an arch fence. Buddha images covered with lacquer and decorated with colorful glass were enshrined on the four sides. The top of the pagoda was decorated with nine-tier umbrella.
•Thai style monks’ houses and that without the gable and a sermon hall decorated and carved with perforated design
•Red sand boundary stone of the Ayutthaya period, Mon-style Buddha images and a pagoda decorated with Chinese style glazed tiles
Access to Wat Chedi Thong
By boat: Get on a boat at the pier in front of the Pathum Thani district office heading to the north of the Chao Phraya River and arrive Wat Chedi Thong located along the river
By car: Travel along Pathum Thani-Ban Phaen route passing Sam Khok district about 9 km and follow the sign for the temple at the junction
If you have a chance to visit Pathum Thani province, do not miss to see the Mon-style temple with a long history and religious value.