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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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  • It's a very beautiful and imposing wat, and the central Buddha image at the end of the nave is presented with an almost theatrical flourish. Maybe that's the problem, as it is with so many of these si...  more »
  • My second visit to this wonderful temple, Blessed by a monk which was a lovely experience and to be literally the only tourist at the temple gave the day a much more authentic feel for me. The whole g...  more »
  • One of the best Temples in the Region and well worth a visit. There are plenty of sites within the complex - as well as shops etc. Dont climb the chedi/tower unless you have no problems with heights. ...  more »