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What places to visit in Phitsanulok?

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What to see in Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok tourist attractions are essentially its big temple (Wat Yai in thai) and the chedi templ facing it. In the evening the night market on Nan river bank is nice.

Must-visit places in Phitsanulok

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Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

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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.
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Giant Water lilies pond

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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.
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Sukhothai

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Located about sixty kilometers from Phitsanulok, Sukhothai has the most beautiful historical park in Thailand with ruins from the time when the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. It is certainly the most important and beautiful historical site in Thailand and, for me, a must-visit place that people often visit via Phitsanulok, as it is the nearest city with a train station. Better to stay in Sukhothai than to take the day trip from Phitsanulok.
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Other nice places to visit in Phitsanulok

Wat Phra Sorn Kaew

Wat Phra Sorn Kaew

starstarstarstarstar This little-known by foreign tourists temple has a series of white sitting Buddhas arranged from smallest to largest, which is simply superb. The setting with the mountains all around is also very nice.
Buddha Factory

Buddha Factory

starstarstarstar visitors have free access to the finishing work part of the factory (not to the foundry part) and can buy images and statues of Buddhas of all types and sizes in the shop
Wat Ratburana

Wat Ratburana

starstarstarstar right next to Wat Phra Si Mahathat Rattana, the main temple in Phitsanulok, you can see its chedi from the street
Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park

Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park

starstarstarstar This national park located 1h30 drive from Phitsanulok and 1 hour from Phetchabun is known for its plateau with rock formations reminding the back of a huge crocodile on which you walk. It is not the most essential national park in Thailand but a pleasant piece of nature and mountains which is also an important historic place.
Wat Nang Phaya

Wat Nang Phaya

starstarstar Located between Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, the most important temple in Phitsanulok City and the very interesting Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Nang Phaya is much less known and visited. But it houses a magnificent statue of Buddha and worth to make a quick visit.
Wat Chulamanee

Wat Chulamanee

starstar This temple is said to be the oldest in Phitsanulok province. It is an historic place, you can see the ruins of the original brick temple and a newer wiharn with refined details including beautiful window decorations.
Ban Rak Thai

Ban Rak Thai

starstar This mountain area offers pretty landscapes with nice coffe shops, restaurants and resorts often with incredible views. Not a must visit from Phitsanulok but a nice getaway for 1 or 2 days. Go there rather on weekends as many places are closed on weekdays.
Walking Street

Walking Street

star This large night market is held every Saturday evening around 5 pm in Sangkha Bucha Road, closed to traffic for the occasion to let the vendors' stalls and the many customers take place.

Other visits suggestions in Phitsanulok

  • Wat Ratburana
    right next to Wat Yai, its stone chedi is beautifully illuminated at night
  • Wat Chulamani
    outside of the city, most in ruins,it is from Sukhothai period
  • The Buddha Factory, the Folk Museum and Bird Garden
    on Thanon Wisutkrasat, they are very close to each other. In the museum you will see a large collection of traditional utensils, and in the manufacture of Buddha, you will discover all stages of the production of a of Buddha statue.
  • Waterfalls and scenery
    in the surrounding mountains, the waterfalls are accessible by highway, falling Wang Nok An (km 33), Kaeng Song Waterfall (km 45), Nam Tok Poi (km 60) or Kang Soph (km 72), for instance...
  • Tung Salang Luang National Park
    130 km from Phitsanulok, it is houses very interesting flora and fauna (information at Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant - Tel. 02 562 0760)

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Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen

wat pak nam phasi charoen

This temple, not yet very known to foreign tourists, already attracted some of them thanks to the superb colored vault of its chedi, but it should attract many more once its large Buddha image will...


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Koh Kood island

koh kood island

L'île de Koh Kood est bien moins connue que sa voisine Koh Chang et c'est tant mieux car elle est plus préservée et pas encore trop développée. Mais sa popularité ne cesse de grandir. La...


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Saturday Walking Street

saturday walking street

It is not in Khanom but in the village just after it Bn Ton that hosts every Saturday evening a Walking Street, a large night market that settles in a street where cars are forbidden for the...


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Koh Tao island

koh tao island

Located Surat Thani province (even if accessible from Chumphon too), Koh Tao island is Thailand's most famous destination for diving. If its snorkeling sites are quite damaged, its diving sites...


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