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The province of Phitsanulok

General information about the province of Phitsanulok

Province capital: Phitsanulok
Name in Thai: พิษณุโลก

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Province of region Northern Thailand

Phitsanulok province is located in the lower part of northern Thailand. It is a destination mainly frequented by foreign tourists because its city has the closest station to Sukhothai and its historical park so get there by train then take a bus to Sukhothai is the cheapest way to reach the UNESCO site. But the city and the province have interesting historical and natural sites.

The most important temple of Phitsanulok is Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat with its famous Buddha Phra Buddha Chinnarat, located in town on the riverbank. There are other historic temples in town including ruins from the Sukhothai period. On the nature side, note some waterfalls and the Phu Hin Rongka national park. The corner of Ban Rak Thai (not to be confused with its much better known namesake of Mae Hong Son province< /a>) is also pretty for a getaway in the mountains. Just like Noen Maprang, its amazing mountains and its bat cave that comes out in a long cloud at nightfall.

The town of Phitsanulok, sometimes called pilok also has a daily night market along the river and a Walking Street on weekends. It is also known for its flying vegetables... yes, yes!

Destinations to visit in 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 near...

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