About Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok is a province that can be called ‘the city of two rivers’ because there are 2 rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River flowing through the city.  The city is getting more popular among tourists with its interesting attractions and good facilities.

Wearing shorts or short skirts is not permitted when you go inside the hall where the Buddha Chinnarat placed in Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat.  You could wear long skirt or sarong that available in the hall entrance.  You should not stand and take photos in the temple’s hall but taking photo while sitting is okay.

Going to Khek river during March – May is a good chance to see freshwater jellyfish which are hardly found in the world.

How to go

There are many Bangkok – Phisanulok buses from many companies in Morchit Bus Terminal.  For more information, call 1490 or go to www.transport.co.th.  For online ticket booking , go to www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com   or www.thairoute.com

There are notthern trains from Bangkok to Phitsanulok every day.  Ordinary train takes 8.5 hours, rapid train takes 6-7 hours, and sprinter train takes 4.5 hours.   For more information, call +66 2411 3102 or www.railway.co.th.  For online ticket booking, go to https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/

There are direct flights to Phitsanulok which takes about 55 minutes.


Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Temple (Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat)

Locally dubbed as "Wat Yai", the complex is considered the most important temple in Phitsanulok. Housing Thailand's famous Phra Phutthachinnarat, Wat Yai is located at the foot of Naresuan Bridge on the city side of the river. The temple was built during the reign of Phra Maha Thamma Racha I (Phraya Lithai) in 1357.

Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Temple (Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat)