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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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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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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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Stockton on Tees
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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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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Worth visiting as there are three interesting sites in the same area. Much less visited than other cities in Thailand as this is not a real tourist spot. We had a great one on one conversation with a local Thai teacher of English who approached us and made our day special

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huddersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited here on a Sunday, it was very busy with families worshipping here, the whole temple was full of life and exuberance . There were some garden areas where it was nice just to sit and have some quiet time. On the outside of the temple you can buy all manner of goods from clothing herbal medicines to small cuddly... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you´re staying in Phitsanulok you should definitely come to this temple. The room where the statue is situated is simply magnificent. But what i liked the most about this temple is the spirituality around it. As the temple is really full with Thai coming here for praying and giving this temple a great atmosphere.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have seen this buddha image hundreds of times. After 30 years I am still impressed when I go in to temple. This is without a doubt the most beautiful buddha of all. A must see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wanted to come here for almost 10 years and finally make the trip. Truly breathtaking the most beautiful Buddah in Thailand and the 2nd most import in Thailand after the Emerald Buddah in the Royal Place of Bangkok. Worth every effort coming here.

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Phitsanulok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Travelers come to Phitsanulok as a jumping off point for Sukhothai. However this Phitsanulok temple is well worth the visit to this city on its own. It is one of the most revered places of pilgrimage (tambon) in Thailand. Be sure not to limit yourself to just the main temple. Walk around and check out the grounds and cloisters with... More 

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