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Address: Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
Description: Built in 1357 and later developed into a monastery, this temple now houses...
Built in 1357 and later developed into a monastery, this temple now houses Phitsanulok’s most revered statues of Lord Buddha.
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Nice serene place for a good and silent darshan and meditation

It is a nice place just on the banks of the river. The place is lovely and the buddha the most beautiful. A must see attraction in Phitsanulok. I saw people selling bags of fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is a nice place just on the banks of the river. The place is lovely and the buddha the most beautiful. A must see attraction in Phitsanulok. I saw people selling bags of fish in water which you can buy and leave it in the river as your worship.

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Phetchabun, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful temple close to the river. Easy to see in about a 1/2 hour. Delightful market behind temple to shop at after your visit on the weekends.

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Accrington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I visited this temple on my first day in Thailand so it was the first temple I had seen and I was not disappointed. The main temple where the big golden Buddha is is quite amazing. There are also many other little temples in the surrounding area as well as gardens and markets to look at the local foods and... More 

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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The temple is a must and the reason you want to come to Phitsanulok. The golden Buddha in the hall is the main attraction but don't miss the nice ruins and little park you can access in the back of the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Beautiful place, with fantastic Buddha statues, among which a great standing Buddha outside, by the ancient ruins. Really worth the trip to come here. Visit around 6 pm when the monks gather to say the evening prayers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Temple is the same as any other. However the bonus is partaking in the local masses that visit the temple everyday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I am so glad my first experience of any Thailand temple and grounds was at Phitsanulok. It was stunning in architecture, vibrant colours and peaceful surroundings with shaded places to sit and contemplate the whole panorama. Surrounded by little shops and stalls selling trinkets etc but most importantly cold water, juice and ice creams. The cloister full of golden Bhuddas... More 

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

One of the best examples of Buddhist temples. Very well maintained and although it is super popular, it was still comfortable and relaxing to walk around. The whole site is quite large so don't just go to see the golden Buddha, spend a few hours walking around. Head across to the river and have some great Thai food at any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited this site on our tour and were not disappointed. This are is somewhat off the tourist track making it quieter than other similar temples. A recommended location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

So much to see in Phitsanulok and, this is well worth a half an hour wander. The splendour of the Buddahs need to be seen to be appreciated.

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Address: Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Phitsanulok Province  >  Phitsanulok

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