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  • Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
    3.5 stars

    Also known as Wat Yai, Phitsanulok's most famous temple is home to Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, regarded as one of the most beautiful Buddha images in Thailand. A temple has existed on the site for over 700 years, evidenced by the laterite ruins of a hall that housed a large standing Buddha constructed ... read more

  • Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum
    4 stars

    Perhaps proving that hoarding random old bits and bobs isn't such a bad idea, this extensive folk museum presents a fascinating collection of antiques that hint at what Phitsanulok was like in the past. Sgt. Maj. Thawee himself accumulated the bulk of it over several decades in the 20th century, ... read more

  • King Naresuan Shrine and Wang Chan Palace
    3.5 stars

    The King Naresuan Shrine and Wang Chan Palace ruin is located across the Nan River from Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, on what used to be the grounds of a large school. The school was demolished so that the foundations of the old Wang Chan Palace can be slowly uncovered and studied. King ... read more

  • Wat Ratchaburana
    2.5 stars

    Another temple first built when the Sukhothai kingdom moved its capital to Phitsanulok, Wat Ratchaburana is located on the other side of Mittraphap Road from Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. Though it won't blow you away, the highlight is an ancient tiered brick mound leading up to a small ... read more

  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
    4 stars

    Thanks to its rugged terrain and remote location, Phu Hin Rong Kla served as the headquarters of the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) and its People's Liberation Army of Thailand (PLAT) for some 15 years in the late 20th century. It's been over 30 years since bombs wreaked havoc on the natural ... read more

  • Thung Salaeng Luang National Park
    3 stars

    Thung Salaeng Luang shares some of the Communist history with neighbouring Phu Hin Rong Khla, though the topographies of the two parks are quite different. Here you'll find bird-rich grasslands and Phitsanulok's largest waterfall -- Kaeng Sopha -- but not much in the way of historical sites. ... read more

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