Phra Buddha Chinnarat
Phra Buddha Chinnarat
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Considered one of the most beautiful images of Buddha, this statue was cast during the late Sukhothai period in 1631.
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SebastionSt
Las Vegas, NV176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is really one of the most beautiful Buddhas in Thailand. If you’re in P’lok then you have to see. In Feb there is a festival for the temple. There is also an in door market that sells a lot of local goods as well as tourist stuff.
Written February 14, 2024
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Coolbeat
Atlanta4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Phra Buddha Chinnarat image is one of the top venered Buddha images in Thailand. It is quite old - about 800 years and it is housed in Wat Mahatat which dates back to the 12th century.
To even find yourself on the temple-grounds is an overwhelming experience - especially so at time of sunrise or sunset when the gold-tiles on the roof and the gold on the Ayutthayan-style prang literally beams and glows in bright yellow!
Upon entering the building where the Buddha image is housed, you will be stunned by the incredible beauty of the real, original Buddha Chinnarat. I have seen the exact copy of this image in the "Marble Temple" in Bangkok and the effect the original image has on the viewer/visitor is amazing.

The temple interior is quite dark with no windows - however, the energy and glow from the Buddha image is so strong that you will feel like you are "bathed" in "divine light"....incredible.

I also recommend visiting the nearby Buddha image foundry (free - no admission) where one can see the age-old process of the "lost-wax" casting of Buddha images.

The new "Topland Hotel" in a huge, new shopping complex is a great place to stay and very close to downtown and the this temple.
Enjoy!
Written October 10, 2005
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LosBound2014
Vancouver, Canada580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Solo
This is perhaps the most beautiful Buddha image in all of Thailand, and even for a non-buddhist it is a humbling experience to visit. Wat Yai can be combined with visits to ancient Sukhothai and many of the national parks in mountainous areas of Thailand to the east. Well worth the visit.
Written August 30, 2011
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mgccarrillo
Phitsanulok, Thailand28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012
This is one of the most famous temples in Thailand that most of the locals make a pilgrimage. Weekends are quite busy, with mostly local tourists. This is the place to visit if you want to see the locals pay their respects to Buddha with none of the tourist trappings.
Written September 28, 2012
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PlaNemo
Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
This Buddha statue is situated in Wat Yai or Phra Si Ratana Temple,very old but light gold

very Buddhist come to Phitsanulok like to come here and take a photo very much
Written August 20, 2012
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Arthurrvr
Marlborough, UK1,426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
The Phra Buddha Chinnarat is a revered Buddha statue which is actually in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat Woramahawihan, aka Wat Yai, and the two Trip Adviser entries really need to be merged as they refer to exactly the same place. See my submission under Wat Phra Sri Rattana Temple (Wat Yai) for my review of this attraction.
Written March 30, 2012
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Somjet Intagarn
Pathum Thani, Thailand209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The must place to visit when you are in Phisanulok. The shops are located at the back side where is clean and nice to shop.
Written November 3, 2020
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Triantafyllos S
Thessaloniki, Greece238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
a beautiful complex of temples....inside is the statue of (some says)the most beautiful Buddha of Thailand....but that is up to people's opinion....the locals name the temple also 'Wat Yai'(Big Temple)
Written February 20, 2020
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eric v
Knokke, Belgium264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Nice place to spend some and time and see how thai people worship their god. A must seen place if you are in the surroundings.
Written July 14, 2019
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A L
Singapore, Singapore272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
This temple house the most beautiful Buddha , you can see from the constant crowd visiting the temple.

Many travel here just to visit this temple.
Written July 10, 2019
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