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Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)

Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
+66 55 258 966
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Built in 1357 and later developed into a monastery, this temple now houses Phitsanulok’s most revered statues of Lord Buddha.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (11 reviews)
“wat yai” (11 reviews)
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Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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+66 55 258 966
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"beautiful buddha"
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"the river"
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"wat yai"
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"take photos"
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"big buddha"
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"few hours"
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"remove your shoes"
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"standing buddha"
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"main hall"
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"nan"
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"food stalls"
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"take your time"
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"pay respect"
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"great market"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior of this temple is one of the most beautiful places I have seen. I can’t wait for the exterior renovations to be completed. It is a sacred place and well worth the visit.

Thank SebastionSt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This impressive temple is situated near the banks of the fast flowing River Nan, and is frequented by a mass of locals who come to worship and pay merit. Well worth a visit.

Thank flyingdoc1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost this is a holy site and must be respected as such. It has impressive decoration and beautiful Buddha statues. If visiting one most respect the fact that Thais worship here. You can take photos but please take account of the holy nature...More

Thank Ian F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived in Phitsanulok - been here too many times to count. Do not miss this temple on the river banks.

Thank Transmogrifer
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

With a very peaceful vibe despite all the people visiting and praying. Exquisite work with gold all over the place, and beautiful intarsia & mosaics to be seen everywhere.

Thank Daina61
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This temple is famous for it's Buddha statue made which has a shell made from real gold. The interior is decorated intricately and well worth a visit.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Main temple in Phitsanulok which I have visited numerous times. Can be quite busy with Thai tourists. Many say it houses the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand which I agree with. If in Phitsanulok the temple is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

A short stroll from the hotel as seen in my picture. A beautiful temple with many golden buddha statues. Easy to stroll around and take in the thai people at their faith.

Thank RoryE
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Spend sometime learning the history, art, culture of the Thais at this part of the country, it’s simply peaceful. The difficult part to some, is how one can tell differences from one temple to another. The essence and philosophy are important and the beauty lies...More

Thank lexter266
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

When you are in Phitsanulok you should visit this temple. Very busy. A lot of Thai people, who come to pray. Do not take a photo of the Buddha while standing up. You have to cover your legs and shoulders. A scarf is there if...More

Thank JennekeBelgium
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nely_usanto88
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Sejuti R |
At what time does this temple close down at night please? We have a late night train to catch from Phitsanulok station, so would love to visit. Also how far is it from the station. TIA
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nely_usanto88
February 9, 2018|
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Response from edkemp2002 | Reviewed this property |
This is not a day trip as Phitsanoluk is about 5 or 6 hrs drive from Bangkok Take a bus from the Northern bus station and stay overnight. Phitsanoluk is in a pleasant part of Thailand.
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