About Phitsanulok

In addition to its importance in the history of Thailand, Phitsanulok features rivers, mountains, and forests, ideal for lovers of natural beauty.

How to go

Busses depart from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to Phitsanulok daily. Contact Transport Co. Ltd. at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66; Phitsanulok Yan Yon Tour at Tel: 0 2936 2924-5; Choet Chai Tour at Tel: 0 2936 0199; or Win Tour at Tel: 0 2936 3753.

Trains leave Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station for Phitsanulok 14 times a day from 7.05 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. There are faster express trains (Sprinters) from Bangkok to Phitsanulok departing 5 times daily between 8.25 a.m. and 11.10 p.m.

Trains leave Phitsanulok for Bangkok 14 times a day, from 2.05 a.m. to 11.29 p.m. The daily express trains (Sprinters) return to Bangkok from Phitsanulok to Bangkok 4 times a day from 2.05 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Thai Airways International operates daily flights between Bangkok and Phitsanulok. The trip takes 40-45 minutes. For more information, contact the Bangkok Office at tel. 0 2280 0060, 0 2628 2000, Phitsanulok Office at tel. 0 5525 8020, or visit www.thaiairways.com

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)