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Northern Thailand
396 km from Bangkok
Province of Phitsanulok
S Thai prononciation : Phisanulok


Recomm. stay
1 à 2 jours


General Information about Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok is one of the largest cities of North Thailand. Crossroads of the roads to north, it was the capital of the kingdom for a quarter of century. There are only a few traces of this glorious past. A few walls and a chedi very poorly preserved. With the exception of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat that here everyone calls Wat Yai (big temple), there is not much to visit there. Generally, travelers just spend the night here on the road to the Sukhothai 60 km from here. Phitsanulok is the nearest city served by train. However, the edge of the Nan River is nice and other temples like Wat Ratburana beautifully lit at night or Buddha Factory and Garden Birds are interesting to visit. And if your driving, venture out of town in the hills, especially on the highway number 12 towards Lomsak. You will discover rivers and waterfalls. A short stop for lunch in the small bungalows of the Rain Forest Spring perforated will cut the trip nicely.

Accommodations in Phitsanulok

In Phitsanulok, there are not a large number of hotels and a only a few guesthouses. It is a little suprising for a city of this size. Often in cheap accommodation, the staff speaks little or no English at all. Travelers in Phitsanulok generally intend to go to Sukhothai and do not stop to sleep in Phitsanulok. It is in the neighborhood of the train station that you will find the most accommodation options, some very cheap, others more luxurious. In this area, you wil be close to the Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahatat, the most important temple in Phitsanulok and Wat Ratburana oppositie to it and the night market which is held near the train station.

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Practical information about Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok is one of the largest cities in Thailand. Buses to almost all destinations in Northern and Northeastern Thailand or even some destinations in the South leave from one of its two bus terminals. Philok, as Thais often like to call the place, is the last city served by the train before Sukhothai (local buses regularly leave, travel time: 1 hour) and has an airport.

How to get around in Phitsanulok ?

To go around in Phitsanulok, you either have tuk-tuks or samlaws (trishaw) and very few taxis. From the main bus terminal to your hotel or guesthouse in the station area, a trishaw will ask around 50 THB. There is also a bus network that you can take if you speak a little Thai or find a Thai who speaks English at the stop (many lines pass at the stop near the railway station just behind the market on Ekatossarot Road) in order to know what line to take to go where you want to go.

Festivals in Phitsanulok ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Phitsanulok. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
phitsanulok boat-racing festival

Phitsanulok Boat-Racing Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of September

Plus d'infos sur Phitsanulok Boat-Racing Festival

How to ask in Thai to go to Phitsanulok ?

I want to go to Phitsanulok / Yak paï ti Phisanulok.
Where is Phitsanulok ? / Phisanulok you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Phitsanulok

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

My opinion :
also known as Wat Yai, it is an important place of pilgrimage for the Thai. Its Chinnarat Buddha is one of the most revered in the country.

Giant Water lilies pond

บัวกระด้ง พิษณุโลก
My opinion :
This pond has a species of amazing water lilies. People come here to see them of course but also... to stand on them. Because yes, they can support the weight of a man. It is the funny and curious visit in Phitsanulok. A place that few people know.

Weather & climate in Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok has a tropical savanna climate. The winters are dry and very hot. Temperatures rise until April, the hottest month with a maximum average temperature at 37 °C but frequent breakthroughs up to 40 °C and more. The rainy season runs from May to October with slightly cooler temperatures during the day, although the nights remain warm.

In Phitsanulok, August and September are the rainiest months.

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