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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  • August 10, 2017
    very impressive temple area direct at river bank - different temples with trees around donating shadows. temple contains of of most famous Budda statue of the country - lot of pilgrims  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Will the long Lore master Phra Siam really beautiful? The temple is located in the City Center at one go, don't miss it.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Phra Buddha chinnarat Buddha Sukhothai is the beautiful Wai many times not bored. Today, mom and Grandma, which never come here. The two people say because they've seen shocker, but cognitive simulation.
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