With so many chedi scattered throughout Thailand, Phra Chedi Klang Nam is nothing out of the ordinary.
But it does have local historical significance.
Rayong established itself centuries ago as a center of the fishing industry in the Gulf of Siam and numerous fishing villages sprang up along the Province's coastline. There are still attractive and quaint fishing villages here, notably Paknam (see separate review) at the mouth of the Rayong River.
Nobody is quite sure how old Phra Chedi Klang Nam is, but best guess is at least 200 years.
It's significance is that in practical terms it was a landmark and navigational aid for fishermen returning from the night's fishing and in spiritual terms it meant they had reached a haven, safe from the dangers of the sea.
In November the Chedi is the center of the colourful Loy Krathong Festival, in which Thais float rafts with flowers and candles on the water as a thankyou to the goddess of the river.
The area around the Chedi is pleasantly treed, with some tables and chairs set under the shade, so it is an ideal place for a picnic.
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