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Samut Prakan, Page 50, Phra Samut Chedi, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand

Wat Phra Samut Chedi Temple was established after Phra Samut Chedi by a well to do person. Annually around late October, a temple fair takes place here accompanying the grand festival of paying homage to Phra Samut Chedi.

 

Its core activity is the replacement of red cloth wrapping around the Stupa which has become an important ceremony for the local people.

 

Wat Phra Samut Chedi is located at Tambon Pak Klong Bang Pla Kot, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, opposite Samut Prakan City Hall. Formerly, this Chedi was located on a small island in the middle of Chao Phraya River's mouth behind Phisuea Samut Fortress. Subsequently, however, the little island became linked to the right bank of the river due to the water turning shallow.

 

Then, King Rama II granted the construction of the Chedi but it was not completed in his time. Later, during the reign of King Rama III, construction was resumed and the 20 metre high pagoda was completed.

 

Finally, King Rama IV commanded that the shape of the Chedi be changed and also increased the Chedi’s height to 38 metres. Inside the pagoda, contained Lord Buddha's relics, Phra Chai Wat and Phra Ham Samut Buddha images

( Buddha image in the attitude of Pacifying the ocean ).

Wat Phra Samut Chedi, Samut Prakan, Thailand

Samut Prakan, Page 51, Phra Samut Chedi, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Samut Prakan, Page 51, Phra Samut Chedi, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Samut Prakan, Page 51, Phra Samut Chedi, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Samut Prakan, Page 51, Phra Samut Chedi, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Samut Prakan, Page 51, Phra Samut Chedi, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Samut Prakan, Page 52, Phra Samut Chedi Temple, Phra Pradaeng, Thailand