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Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)

Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
+66 55 258 966
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Built in 1357 and later developed into a monastery, this temple now houses Phitsanulok’s most revered statues of Lord Buddha.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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"beautiful buddha"
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"buddha image"
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"wat yai"
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"main hall"
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"the river"
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"the main attraction"
in 4 reviews
"big buddha"
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"taking photos"
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"few hours"
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"remove your shoes"
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"food stalls"
in 3 reviews
"back home"
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"market stalls"
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"pay respect"
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"well worth the visit"
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"great market"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most important and impressive temple complexes in Central Thailand. In fact, it has become a pilgrimage site for Buddhists all over the country. Located along the banks of the Nan River in the city of Phitsanoulk, it covers an area of more...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the Buddha was fascinating and the main temple stunning We were blessed by the presiding Monk.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Buddha is beautiful, but the surrounding is just sad...there are food stalls and people trying to get you to donate every step od the way. arking is 60baht which is quite a ripped off for temple visit.

Thank May L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple in Phitsanulok is very beautiful: many temples with nice paintings on walls, beautiful statues and so on...You can also have a drink and some foods because there are many small restaurants inside the place..If you travel in Thailand and you pass through PHitsanulok,...More

Thank Herve B
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting place in Phitsanooklok is Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat ... I think this is one of the most beautiful golden Buddha in Thailand......when visit here, please stay seated on your knees. Donations for the upkeep of the temple are highly appreciated.....

Thank Rayice
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The most beautiful Buddha Image that I had ever seen, you feel very bless when entering to the temple and prey in front of the Phra Buddah Chinarat

Thank DominicVeeranat
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Went there with my son & his wife & her family who are thai. A place you must visit just to see how strong they believe in Budapest

Thank Graham N
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This is THE place to visit in Phitsanoluk. Thais come from all over the country to pay their respects here. It has easy car parking, it is in the middle of this town, near the main river bridge, on the East side. A very picturesque...More

Thank edkemp2002
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This temple has one major unique style of buddha statue from ayutthaya period called in thai .. chinnarat. Temple is locates at heart of Phitsanulok city which either taking own transportation or public ones are convenient to get here. Recommended travellers visit and pay respect...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived the morning after a festival so much activity taking down tiered seat and stages etc., made photography difficult but it is a spectacular site. You can hire bikes to ride around the area but we chose the electric buggy with a driver. Hop...More

Thank graham b
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nely_usanto88
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Response from edkemp2002 | Reviewed this property |
This is not a day trip as Phitsanoluk is about 5 or 6 hrs drive from Bangkok Take a bus from the Northern bus station and stay overnight. Phitsanoluk is in a pleasant part of Thailand.
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