By bus the journey from Pattaya to Phitsanulok is scheduled to take 7 hours 45 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Pattaya to Phitsanulok
Click on the Pattaya – Phitsanulok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Pattaya
Bus services to Phitsanulok depart from Phet Prasert Bus Station on the Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya.
Arrival in Phitsanulok
Bus services from Pattaya terminate at Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 2, Samo Khae, Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok 65000.
About Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is the main temple in Phitsanulok and the most visited tourist attraction in the area. The temple was founded in 1357 by Maha Thammaracha I of the Sukhothai Kingdom. King Maha Thammaracha I is notable for religious devotion and is commonly credited with being the first person to write about Buddhist theology in the Thai language. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat reflects the extent of his religious devotion. It’s a magnificent temple with a magnificent Buddha statue, the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, which is often referred to as being the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand. The Phra Phuttha Chinnarat statue is located within a very ornate shrine hall with gold stencil work on black wooden supporting columns and lit by European style chandeliers. In addition to the famous Buddha statue there is also a large standing Buddha statue also from the 14th Century and a 36 metre high Khmer style prang within the courtyard of the temple.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is easy to reach, located 1.4 km walking distance from Phitsanulok Railway Station. The opening hours are everyday from 06:30 to 18:00, and the admission fee to the inner part of the temple, which is where the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat statue is situated, costs 40 THB for foreign visitors and nothing for Thai citizens.