Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Temple - Thailand

On the banks of the Nan river in the centre of Phitsanulok is the Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, a Royal temple dating to the 14th century. Local people often refer to the temple as the Wat Phra Si or Wat Yai, which means 'big temple'.

The temple is famous for its golden Buddha image named Phra Buddha Chinnarat, considered by many to be the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. It is one of the most highly revered images in the country, which makes the temple an important pilgrimage site for Thai Buddhists.

Essential Information

  • Hours: 
    04:30 - 16:00