New Year Prayers for a peaceful year 2006...
... at Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakorn Pathom 50km west of Bangkok.
Phra Pathom Chedi with 114 meters (380 feet) is the world's tallest Buddhist monument.
Nakhon Pathom is a very old city which has been a centre of the Dvaravati civilisation. Over 2,000 years ago, a Buddhism missionary from lndia was sent to introduce Buddhism and its philosophy to a land called Suwannaphum, which had Nakhon Pathom as its capital. Phra Pathom Chedi was the important structure of the kingdom. The prosperous city was abandoned in the 12th century. A new community settled down after the renovation of Phra Pathom Chedi was completed in the reign of King Rama V of Bangkok period.
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