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Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai), Phitsanulok

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Known by the locals as Wat Yai, Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) was built in the 14th century and is now famous for its gold Buddha sculpture, which some consider to be one of the most beautiful of its kind in Thailand. When you view the sculpture, look for its halo that signifies the spiritual radiance of Buddha. Also admire the wood-and-pearl ordination hall doors and the Ayutthaya-style pagoda. Check out the attraction's museum, too, and browse through Buddha images and artifacts from the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya eras. Plan to visit Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Phitsanulok attractions using our Phitsanulok vacation trip planner.
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  • The second wat (fenced area within which insist various and sundry buildings) Thai for donations of the faithful and that fact alone justifies a visit to this important religious complex. Charming resales of herbs and medicines and balsams "tubers", Thai, against all "pains".
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  • Really a great temple, but there are a lot of temples in thailand..!. The train from Bangkok through lopburi, ayutthaya and phitsanulok.. .after possible to take the bus to Sukhothai... and also you will find temples the most wonderful one than others, and the ruins, remains of the splendour of Sukhothai in the past...!
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  • This temple is very busy with Thai people.It's very prestigious for all Buddhist people.It houses the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. In the grounds you can see the snack market with herbs an...  more »