Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) - Thailand

The surrounding area of The Phra Si Ratana Temple or Wat Yai was built in 1537 near the bank of Nan River, 390 kilometers from Bangkok. It is known for housing the most beautiful Buddha image in the entire kingdom and is portrayed in the Phitsanulok official seal.
Outside the gates you will see locals and tour buses lining up the road. It causes traffic sometimes because the parking space of the inside is not sufficient enough to accommodate the large number of tourists. There are also times when Wat Yai is way too crowded compare to other temples in the city center combined.
Its cloister is usually the venue of several festivals and events including the famous Phitsanulok Dragon Boat Race. Also, the temple museum located inside is home to the Sukhothai period art collection.

Because of its beauty and historical importance, Bangkok and the province of Rayong have their own copies of Phra Buddha Chinnarat displayed in their temples.

Amazing temple it really is....


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2 comments:

Bobi said...

It must be amazing going inside! The decor is stunning. Lovely photos!

nightblastz said...

Hi Bobi, oh yeah! The place itself is really amazing going inside is indeed more amazing! Thank you!

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