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Roaming Thailand – the most beautiful Buddha in the world

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Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat

In the northern Thai city of Phitsanulok is a temple that houses an image of  Buddha that is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, commonly known as Wat Yai, is home to a golden sculture of the Buddha,  Phra Buddha Chinnarat. The temple was established in 1357 AD and reflects the design and motif of  the Sukhothai period.

There is a direct daily  flight from Bangkok to Phitsanulok.  The flight time is about 30 minutes.

Phitsanulok is a great jumping off point for a trip to the Sukhothai Historical Park,  a World Heritage Site.  Sukhothai is approximately 60 kilometers south of Phitsanulok and is highly recommended.

Phra Buddha Chinnarat

Phra Buddha Chinnarat

Solitary walk

Solitary walk

Following gaze

Following gaze




Written by leolaksi

December 16, 2008 at 10:31 am

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