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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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  • Wat Yai houses Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, said to be Thailand's most beautiful Buddha image. It's a busy temple with many Thai families paying homage to the Buddha. The grounds show their Khmer influence...  more »
  • Respect this place so much. best for foreigners and Thai. I will come back every year. Good place...  more »
  • We went out of our way to visit this temple and were not disappointed. It has features of several styles not surprising as this was and is a crossroads city. There are several buildings with rows of B...  more »