By bus the journey from Trat to Phitsanulok is scheduled to take 11 hours 05 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Trat to Phitsanulok
Click on the Trat – Phitsanulok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Trat - Phitsanulok ฿ 708 11h 5m|
Trat Bus Stop
Phitsanulok Bus Stop
Bus services from Trat 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 an important temple in Phitsanulok in city centre. The temple, which was founded in 1357, is well worth visiting for a number of reasons and attracts lots of (mainly Thai) tourists. Not many foreign visitors go to Phitsanulok except on the way to and from Sukhothai. Phitsanulok Railway Station is the nearest major train station to Sukhothai.
The main points of interest at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat are:
- The Phra Phuttha Chinnarat statue: One of three Buddha statues cast when the temple was founded. This 3.75 metres tall Buddha statue is considered by many to be the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand. The seated of the Lord Buddha is surrounded by a halo of flames. The shrine hall itself is also ornately decorated with artwork and chandeliers.
- The Phra Attharos statue: A standing Buddha statue also created in the late 1350s.
- The Khmer Prang: Inside the inner part of the temple is a distinctive 35 metre high Khmer style tower shaped like a corn cob. There is a shrine hall about two thirds of the way up the prang which you can reach by climbing an extremely steep set of stairs.
- Smaller Buddha statues: The inside of the long perimeter wall around Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is covered by a roof under which is a continuous line of golden Buddha statues all facing inward towards the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat statue.