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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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Beautiful but be aware of when you go

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... read more

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

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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4 reviews
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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Thank วรปรัชญ์ ช
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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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Sukhothai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

In my view, Phitsanulok province is in the middle between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, so tourist will stop by this province for relaxing. This temple is number one place to visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to Phitsanulok so my wife could pay her respects to Phra Buddha Chinnaraj; she was not disappointed. The temple was busy but not too busy and there is much more to see than the main Buddha image; take a look at the museum, the other images and spend time in the temple grounds too. The adjacent market was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We met a Thailady and she said, if you are in Phitsnaulok and you did see the wat yai. You wasn't in Phitnaulok. She is right, there are only a few tourists and many many locals, who pray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This is a very busy location. It's best to visit early and get your breakfast here at one of the food stalls in the market which is inside the compound. This Wat has plenty of history, and the main attraction is Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, which was installed in the 15th century. The temple building is beautifully decorated. The Wat established... More 

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