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Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)

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Address: Ong Dam Road | Nai Mueang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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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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Wat Yai

A dazzling golden Buddha statue inside the temple, which is very important for the locals both historically and spiritually. Ask a local to explain why. If you look at the statue... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A dazzling golden Buddha statue inside the temple, which is very important for the locals both historically and spiritually. Ask a local to explain why. If you look at the statue in the morning, afternoon and evening, it has three different facial expressions due to the light in the room. A bustling atmosphere outside the temple,too, with market stalls and... More 

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Phitsanulok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you haven't never seen this buddha image or be inside this temple in person, I highly recommend that you should. The buddha image is, IMHO, the most beautiful I've ever seen. Coupled with the Ubosod the it houses, the environment is immersive. But avoid the crowd by going very early in the morning, like 6-7AM or something. The near... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perhaps has the most beautiful Buddha in all of Thailand! Although crowded because of it's popularity, it is well worth the visit. The temple complex is magnificent and take the time to see it all. It is a very large complex.

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Thank JamHam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-go place in Phitsanulok! There is the most beautiful Bhudha image in the world. Although too much and crowded people in the weekend but when you sit inside you will still find peace of mind.

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Phitsanulok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Phitsanulok with a large group for several months before I finally visited this temple. It was so beautiful and peaceful. There is a fun market in the back near a quiet garden. However, I went in the middle of the day on a Tuesday so there weren't many people which was wonderful. A few of the people... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited this so revered place by Buddhist twice. It's commonly called as "Wat Yai" meaning 'big buddha' as it is easier to say than its long name. It is easily accessible by taking a tuktuk or taxi for 60 baht one way trip if you come from the center of Phitsanulok. Dress covered most specially female, with a dress... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Wat Yai is an ancient Budha Temple , extremely well kept & open to all , whether bworshippers or just visitors . Visit to the Temple inspires Spirituality & is a must visit .

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Phayao Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You will see golden buddha statue.Is highly respected and beautiful in Thailand.Time that you will go at before sun set.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

You have to be here ( phitsanulok province) nice temple .you can walking around the temple to shopping ( drink ,food, souvenir)

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Worth visiting if you're into temples, it is located next to the river about a ten minutes walk of the train station of Phitsanulok.

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