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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.
Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
+66 55 258 966
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All reviews beautiful buddha the river take photos main hall few hours standing buddha well worth the visit nan pay respect big buddha food stalls take your time great market temple wat phra image
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in the middle of a saturday night ceremony. The monks prayed and sang through the speakers, while the people sitted down directly on the floor with the legs backwards. The temple is big, but there was no room for everybody, so a lot...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jordi T
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

This temple is a Major Temple in the North of Thailand and have the most beautiful Buddha in Thailand it Have A Long history Place around Seven hundred Years Ago and have an Architecture That inspire in many temple Around in Thailand. Stay as A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chatchoi
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

I really love this famous temple of Phitsanulok. The buddha is beautiful. Although the outside of the temple is so dirty especially by the river area is so disgusting. The black buddha behind the gold buddha is also amazing and really worth visiting. A lil...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bon_bk
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Pra Bhudda Chinnarach is one of the most beautiful Buddha in Thailand. No doubt why they are a lot of Thai person comes to visit and pay respect to this place. Phra Si Ratana Temple is also a historic place since Ayutthaya era. However, location...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JirapornN1
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a very busy location with lots of Thai doing rituals. This complex is quite big and has an extreme amount of Buddhas. A must see attraction in Phitsanulok. There is a market behind temple to shop at after your visit on the weekends.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dario S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SebastionSt
Reviewed July 28, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank flyingdoc1
Reviewed July 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ian F
Reviewed July 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Transmogrifer
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 10, 2018|
Response from spintheglobe |
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
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.