Phitsanulok Vacation Packages
Along the Nan River, Phitsanulok is the bustling capital of the province of the same name. Visit the temples and other points of interest in the city and travel to nearby national parks for a memorable vacation.
Seek quiet contemplation in the famous 14th-century Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat or Wat Yai. Inside is the gold-plated Buddha Chinnarat, considered by many to be Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha. Walk south to Wat Ratchaburana, which features a centuries-old mound-like brick chedi and murals from the time of King Rama IV. Participate in several unusual rituals said to bring good luck.
If you’ve ever wondered how Thailand’s millions of Buddha statues are created, walk around the Buranathai Buddha Casting Factory and watch artisans making bronze images in all sizes and positions. North of the factory, view native Thai birds, including endangered species, at the small aviary. Across the street, the Sgt. Maj. Dr. Thavi Folklore Museum features eclectic collections of farm implements, antique toys, old photos and an aquarium of Mekong River fish, all displayed in traditional Thai-style houses. Find shopping, restaurants and nightlife around the tall Clock Tower and its surrounding fountain in the downtown area of Phitsanulok near the river.
Drive about 90 minutes east of the city to the endless meadows and dense forests of Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, known for its animals, foggy lowlands and cascading waterfalls. Watch for wildlife from elephants to eagles in this vast space. The province has three other national parks: Namtok Chat Trakan with stunning waterfalls, Kaeng Chet Khwae with hardwood forests and the mountainous Phu Hin Rong Kla.
Arrive in Phitsanulok city by bus, train or plane. Use pedicabs, taxis, buses and motorcycles to get around. Rent a minivan with a hired driver to travel to destinations elsewhere in the province. Cross to Sukhothai Province to visit the 13th-century capital of the Kingdom of Siam, now a UNESCO historic town.