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Shells

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Wat Chedi Hoi means "Tempel with the chedi made off shells". Beside the temple you will find a chedi, which is completely made of oyster shells, more than 10 meters high, a second chedi is under construction. Sorry, we don't have pictures. The shells aren't there because the people who live there like to eat oysters, they have been excavated. A long time ago, about 8 million years, the coastal shore was located much more to the north, and on the place where Pathumthani is located now, were large oyster banks. Somebody started digging, and found the shells, the abbot of the temple got the idea of using the shells to build chedis.


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