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Wat Ratcha Bhurana   is a Buddhist temple in Phitsanulok, Thailand. Located on the East Nan river side near Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat. Wat Ratcha Bhurana has the beautiful temple. It is assumed that Wat Ratcha Bhurana was built by the King Borom Tri Lokganard because he governed Phitsanulok as the capital for 25 years in Ayutthaya Era.


In 1463, King Boromma Trailokanat ( 1448 - 1488 ) of Ayutthaya moved the capital of his empire to Phitsanulok, and ordered the establishment of new temples, as well as the restoration of existing older ones. Wat Ratchaburana dates back to the beginning of his reign in Phitsanulok. He ordered the construction a Chedi and other buildings on the temple's campus. Today, the impressive Chedi is nearly all that remains of the original construction. However, other buildings have been constructed among the ruins. At one time, King Mongkut ( Rama IV ) headed a construction and restoration project of the temple.


The most significant feature is the nearly 600 year old Chedi, dating back to the time of King Trailokanat. The Chedi is said to enshrine relics of the Buddha. However, there is no access to the Chedi's spire. Wat Ratchaburana has an unusual roof structure. Also, in the nearby shrine, a very nice Sukhothai style Buddha figure is situated amidst red painted columns. In addition, the shrine houses a showroom displaying old coins, bank notes, musical instruments and glass objects. The walls are decorated with artistic frescoes. An old bell tower, Hor Rakhang, as well as a recently constructed shrine with a garden and six swan figures stand beside the monastery. There is also a meeting hall on the campus.


Wat Aranyik is a Sukhothai era temple, surrounded by moats.


Wat Nang Phaya  Located in the same area as Wat Ratcha Bhurana. It is assumed to be built at the same time as Wat Ratcha Bhurana. Wat Nang Phaya is famous for its small images of Buddha that were found in 1901 and 1954


Wat Chedi Yod Thong is a historic Buddhist temple in Phitsanulok, Thailand. Wat Chedi Yod Thong was constructed during the Sukhothai era. The temple is famous for its Sukhothai style bud shaped Chedi. This Chedi is the only remaining one of this style in Phitsanulok Province. On the campus, there is a complex of monk houses, facing a small lake, and there is a small, modern temple structure nearby.


Wat Chula Manee i s famous for its corncob-shaped tower or prang and its unique, ornate and elaborate plaster designs.


Wat Grung See Jayrin Ruins of a historic Chedi located 15 km east of the city of Phitsanulok on Lom Sak Road

Phitsanulok Province, Interesting places to visit, Wat Ratcha Bhurana, Wat Chedi Yod Thong. Wat Chula Manee.