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Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai), Phitsanulok
(4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Feel good out from the Phra Buddha chinnarat. That is intended to be curious (planned for many years).
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  • Two Thai friends, originating in Phitsanulok, accompanied me with great enthusiasm and pride in this temple. The golden statue of the Buddha was a nice glance. What, though, most appealed to me was the veneration and in general the way of life of Thai traditions and religion. Mystical place that fosters many reflections. If you are passing through, stop by!
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  • This temple is not necessarily worth a detour on purpose but if time is not running you, it's good to stop and soak up a local ceremony (around 18: 00, for example...). Attention to respecting this place certainly red but which remains a place of worship.
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