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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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Main attraction in the city.

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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