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. Our Phitsanulok trip planner makes visiting Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) and other Phitsanulok attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This temple has one major unique style of buddha statue from ayutthaya period called in thai .. chinnarat. Temple is locates at heart of Phitsanulok city which either taking own transportation or publ...  more »
  • We arrived the morning after a festival so much activity taking down tiered seat and stages etc., made photography difficult but it is a spectacular site. You can hire bikes to ride around the area bu...  more »
  • Shady places. River, after the moon walk, finish winding side it is dangling noodle legs. Behind it is a food source to your faith and all things.
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