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Home Page Site Map. site map for www.Thailand-Delights.com Phitsanulok Province,Page 7, Places to see, Namtok Wang Nok Aen or Sakunothayan Arboretum, Tham Pha Daeng. Phitsanulok Province, Page 5,  Places to see, Wat Ratchakhiri Hiranyaram, Thai Bird Garden, Chandra Palace.

City Pillar Shrine  Designed by the Fine Arts Department, the Prang-shaped building houses the city pillar, which is made of different kinds of sacred wood in its various parts and has gone through a religious ceremony at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.

 

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan or Wat Yai This monastery, commonly, called by the inhabitants as Wat Yai, is the most important monastery of Phitsanulok. The home of the Famous Phra Buddha Chinnarat. It is located the foot of Naresuan Bridge on the city side of the river.

 

The monastery was built in the reign of Phra Maha Thamma Racha I

( phra Lithai ) in 1357 A.D. It houses the Phra Buddha Chinnarat regarded as most beautiful Buddha Image in Thailand.

 

It is cast in the attitude of subduing evil. Later year, 1931, King Ekatosarot graciously bestowed some of his gold regalia to be beaten into gold plate and applied them to the image with his own hand, creating this most beautiful Buddha image.

 

There are the many other beautiful and noteworthy items in the monastery compound. The mother - of - pearl inlaid wooden doors of Vihara are especially splendid, and were built by King Boromkot n 1756 as a dedication to Phra Buddha Chinnarat. Behind the Vihara, there is a large prang 36 meters high, which a staircase leading up to the niche containing the Buddha relics.

 

In front of the prang, there is Phra Attharos, and on the nine room Vihara slope, there remains only the newly renovated Buddha image.

Phitsanulok Province, Page 6, Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan or Wat Yai This monastery, video & pictures Phitsanulok Province, Page 6, Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan or Wat Yai This monastery, video & pictures

Phitsanulok Province, Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan or Wat Yai This monastery, video & pictures