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Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)

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Address: Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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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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Visited as we were driving through. The Buddha itself has some deeper historic significance, something about having been submerged in a river, I'm not sure. It is a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited as we were driving through. The Buddha itself has some deeper historic significance, something about having been submerged in a river, I'm not sure. It is a beautiful temple and a beautiful experience if you are in the area. The temple is very famous because of its golden buddha image called Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, which is considered by some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The most beautiful Buddha in Thailand with gold is here. All in very well maintenance since the past.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Well, the place had lots of people when we came. It's the first place that we visited since we reached Thailand. We learned that you have to be in decent clothes when you enter and you should remove your shoes. Since I was wearing a backless dress, I got a cloak near the entrance for free and wrapped my bare... More 

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Salem, India
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This very historic temple has an insides which is both dramatic and peaceful, when insensitive visitors are not messing it up (pushing through people to get the "ideal photo angle" or selfie) - as was the case on my last visit. This is the famous Wat Yai, which has another TA listing. That other listing has more reviews than this... More 

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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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