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Phra Chedi Klangnam



One of most well-known Buddhist structure is Phra Chedi Klang Nam, meaning the stupa in the middle of water. It is in fact the stupa built on the isle at Rayong river mouth. Rayong's most impressive Buddhist temple can be found on an island in the middle of the Rayong River. In the past, this 10-meters-high stupa was also a landmark to indicate sailors as a sign arrival in Rayong City. There are mangrove forest covering this location, where mangrove learning center is also available here for tourists to visit after having a look at the stupa.

It is presumed that this stupa, Phra Chedi Klang Nam, was established in the reign of King Rama IV, around the middle of 18C. At that time, the ruler of this city went to Samutprakarn and saw a stupa in the center of isle in the middle of water, known as Phra Smut Chedi (in the mean of Ocean Stupa in English). After that he model led another stupa as the one at Samut Prakarn to be a sign of arrival in Rayong, covered with approximately 20 acres of mangrove forest. Phra Chedi Klang Nam of Rayong is built with brick and mortar in white color, 10-meters-high. Its body is like bell shape, while it is topped with steadily smaller circle-superimposed shape.

This stupa is really respectable by local residences in Rayong. Every Loy Krathong day, the full moon day of twelfth month, there is a celebration for change robe of the stupa, where 6-meteres-long red robe is used to cover the body of stupa in order to show highly respect toward the stupa. There is also a march of boats along the river in this celebration.

Just 100 meters away from the stupa, there is also mangrove learning center presented as an ecotourism in Rayong. This center is under the project of preserving mangrove forest and is supported by LCP power plant. In the center, visitors can walk along the 200-meters-long artificial walkway to look around surrounding mangrove.

Phra Chedi Klang Nam is just a little away from the downtown, only less than 10 minutes by car. Its location is also near Saeng Chan Beach and Sky view tower.

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