Buddha Casting Factory

Buddha Casting Factory, Phitsanulok: Address, Phone Number, Buddha Casting Factory Reviews: 3.5/5

Buddha Casting Factory
3.5

3.5
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Bangoe
146 contributions
Amazing craftsmanship in action
Sep 2019
This is an amazing place to visit if you are interested in real ancient craftsmanship. And amazingly you are free to stroll around in the factory while the artisans are doing their job. Seeing is believing. But one should be aware that depending on the workload there might be more or less action to see.

"Normal" tourists might however be disappointed as there are no guided tours and no organized information.

And it's free, although donations are welcome.
Written October 2, 2019
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charles v
Phnom Penh, Cambodia137 contributions
Very interesting
Apr 2019 • Solo
I read some negative reviews from disappointed travelers. I guess if there is nothing going on, that would be disappointing.
I went there on a day where people were working so I got a different perspective. I really enjoyed it and saw the different phases, from start to finish. People explained (only thai) the process.
This is more of a working place than a tourist place.
Then just walk through a gate yo see the live birds.
The two places are well worth the visit. Both a 4 rating for me. I did not expect much and was pleasantly surprised.
Written April 11, 2019
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VivaHawaii
Honolulu, HI591 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2017 • Solo
This is not a spot on the list of things to do. They are really not set-up to offer an actual tour of the facility. With that said - I did find it interesting to walk around and see all the workers preparing the various sized Buddha images.
Written August 20, 2017
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LH M
Peterborough, Canada222 contributions
It gives an exciting glimpse of an essential Thai craft
Apr 2017 • Couples
We were lucky, because we pushed the gate open just as the casting of a monumental Buddha image was about to get underway. Several weeks of work hung in the balance. It was an awe-inspiring, breathtaking process and it was explained to us very carefully at every stage by a warm and humorous woman who normally works in the office. It's like one big family, and on a bed in one corner of the factory a young woman who had recently given birth was resting on a bamboo bed with a smouldering fire beneath it. At the end we purchased a small image for our family altar; it will help us to remember a unique experience.
Written June 10, 2017
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Mike S
Muirkirk, Canada2,529 contributions
Unique
Mar 2017 • Couples
The Buddha Casting Factory is very interesting to see how much work goes into making the Buddha. The bird sanctuary attached is very run down and not well maintained.
Written March 28, 2017
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Helen D
113 contributions
Loved it.
Feb 2017 • Couples
No one else there so we were able to stroll around at our leisure. Watched a lady finishing a large wax Buddha to make a mould. Very detailed and fascinating to watch.
Written February 17, 2017
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yngsally
Braintree, UK185 contributions
Iconic?
Feb 2017 • Friends
Walked through here to the BIRDS OF THAILAND centre from the Sgt Maj Thawee folklore centre - I must have missed sinething though because it was just a walk though a shed of statues in different stages of completion
It's needs some signs or a guide I think.
Written February 3, 2017
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clearing_boxer
Charleston, SC352 contributions
Interesting, but not much to it.
Dec 2016 • Friends
Essentially you just walk around while a small handful of people do their jobs. The castings were interesting, and it was cool to see people so casually making such delicate features of the statues. The gift shop was VERY expensive, though!
Written December 5, 2016
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Steve F
Truro, UK89 contributions
Worth a look
Nov 2016 • Friends
If you have any engineering knowledge this place is a must. Fascinating place where it's easy to see how they cast. No restrictions on walking round.
Written November 21, 2016
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Michael P
Chiang Rai, Thailand3,396 contributions
Not too interesting
Nov 2016 • Solo
When I stopped by the factory, workshops would be a more accurate description, there was very little activity so it wasn't particularly interesting. But they do let you go wherever you want and take pictures, so I liked that. Its free, so the next time i'm in Phitsanulok I might just pop over, its free to visit; perhaps there will be more activity.

The bird park next door was very interesting as was the Sgt. Major Thawee folk museum down the street. All three of these attraction can easily be combined into an afternoon outing.
Written November 13, 2016
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