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A travel journal to Phitsanulok by SeenThat

Wat Chang Kham Photo, Phitsanulok, Thailand More Photos
Quote: Phitsanulok is one of the main gates to Thailand’s north, connecting it with Bangkok to the south and Isaan to the east. The town has a beautiful location by the Nan River and hosts the Phra Buddha Chinnarat, the second most sacred Buddha statue in the kingdom.

The Town of Phitsanulok

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Phra Buddha Chinnarat Photo, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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The Gate to Northern Thailand, hot Phitsanulok is a small town offering to the traveler access to key sites and sights. Its relaxed downtown is flanked by the beautiful Nan River and spiced up with traditional Thai structures, including floating homes.NameThe town’s name means "Vishnu's Heaven" or "Two Rivers," depending on how the Sanskrit "v" consonant is transliterated into Thai, which lacks the sound. HistoryThe ancient town of Song Khwae (Two Rivers) was part of the Cambodia during the 11th century and was named after ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 21, 2007

Phra Buddha Chinnarat

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Phra Buddha Chinnarat Photo, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Wat Yai’s first sight caused me to approach quickly its central structure with big expectations; the subtle differences between this temple and the plethora of other Thai temples I had seen before hinted something special awaited me there.Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat or Wat Yai (Big Temple) hosts the Phra Buddha Chinnarat – the Flaming Buddha, which is a sacred Buddha statue, second in Thailand only to the Emerald Buddha; every January there is a festival honouring it.LocationThe temple is along the Nan River...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 24, 2007

Phra Buddha Chinnarat
Nan Riverside
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Phrae

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Bridge over dangerous waters Photo, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Surrounded by low mountains, Phrae is a natural stop in the way from Phitsanoluk to Nan. Beyond the blessed break along the long way, the town offers an interesting view of a traditional Thai town.AttractionsPhrae’s Old Quarter does not look different from a century ago, providing thus a fascinating look into traditional Thailand. The moat around the Old Quarter is still there to show the town’s original limits, but its walls do not exist anymore, except for an elevated ramp hinting to them by the northern side, just before the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2008

Nan

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Wat Chang Kham Photo, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Muang Nan was an independent kingdom since the mid 14th century, in parallel with Luang Prabang, the capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom in what today is Laos. Later it was annexed by the Thai Lan Na Kingdom, conquered by the Burmese, abandoned and conquered once again by the Thais; finally, it was the last self administered area to be added to the Thai Kingdom in 1931. ...Read More

Traveling around Thailand’s North

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Sunset Photo, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Thailand's northern lobe is one of the best-developed parts of the country; traveling through it is easy. Roughly circular, its form suggests drawing a circle to cover it efficiently. Moreover, the climate in the north is the best in Thailand, thus it is the perfect place for acclimatizing to the heat and humidity.Phitsanoluk is the ideal place for starting a big loop around Thailand's north due its position as the biggest crossroad in the country, sitting at the main connection of the ...Read More

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