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Buddhamonthon, Nakornpathom
This is an old religious site built by the government and the people to commemorate th 2500th year of the existence of Buddhism.  Accessible by Phutthamonthon 4 Road, it occupies a large area with beautiful landscape and contains many interesting structures.  A huge standing Buddha image cast in bronze gold measuring 15.8 metres marks the centre of the area.  It is surrounded by four commemoratives sites concerning Lord Buddha's birth enlightenment, the first preaching sermon, and Nirvana (death). Other interesting places include a Buddhist museum, a hall keeping marble Pali canon and meditation halls.