The journey by train from Bangkok to Phitsanulok is scheduled to take between 4 hours 42 minutes and 8 hours 30 minutes depending upon which train you travel on. The distance travelled by train from Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Phitsanulok Railway Station is 389.28 km.
Timetable: Bangkok to Phitsanulok
Click on the Bangkok – Phitsanulok link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Phitsanulok ฿ 729–1,533 4h 42m – 6h 50m|
Bangkok Railway Station
Trains to Phitsanulok depart from Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok’s China Town area.
Phitsanulok Railway Station
Phitsanulok Railway Station is located at Nai Mueang, Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok 65000.
About Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is the most important Buddhist temple in Phitsanulok and the town’s main tourist attraction, visited by large numbers of Thai tourists and only a few foreign visitors. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is open daily from 06:30 to 18:00 and admission to the temple costs 40 THB.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat was founded in 1357 by the King of the Sukhothai Kingdom. The temple is most famous for the Buddha image which was cast specifically to be enshrined at the temple. This statue, known as the Phra Buddha Chinnarat or Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, is 375 cm tall and plated in gold. Around the body of the Lord Buddha is an aureole (halo) shaped like a flame. The statue is considered by many to be the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand and the shrine hall where the Phra Buddha Chinnarat statue is located is normally full of visitors and worshippers all day round. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat also features a large central prang (Khmer style tower) with a chapel inside that you can reach by climbing some very step stairs, a small museum, and a very large and ornate assembly hall built in the 18th Century. Particularly noteworthy are the wooden doors added to the assembly hall in the 19th Century which are decorated with mother of pearl inlays.