in the north-central part of Thailand, Phitsanulok Province is an interesting tourist
destination. This region is ideal for visitors who want to explore the lower
north Thailand. Phitsanulok, also called as Song Kwae City, is a historical
region stretching on the banks of Meanam Nan. Phitsanulok is blessed with extraordinary natural splendor
accompanied with high mountain ranges, parks and exotic waterfalls. Maenam Kwoi
Nan River runs through the region making it an agriculturally fertile zone.
Archaeological excavations have dated back this region to 2000 to 4000 years
old. This region was a politically strategic location for various Thai rulers.
The most important tourist destination in this region is
the Chan Palace. This palace is the birthplace of King Naresuan The Great.
There are a number of shrines and temples in Phitsanulok, which include Shrine
of King Naresuan The Great, Ratburana Temple, Nang Phaya Temple, Chula Mani
Temple, Chedi Yot Thong Temple and Aranyik Temple. Phra Si Mahathat Temple is
another major attraction in this region. It houses the famous Phra Phutthachinnarat, the largest and the most
magnificent Buddhist image in Thailand.
Phitsanulok Demographic Data
(since October 2007)
Phitsanulok Tourist Attractions:
- ThaiBird Garden
- City Pillar Shrine
- King Naresuan the Great's Shrine
- Tatchakhiri Hiranyaram Temple
- Town Wall and Moat
- Textile Museum And Life Museum
- Wang Nok Aen Waterfall
- Kaeng Sopha Waterfall
- Tham Duean Tham Dao
- Tham Lot Den
- Phu Soi Dao National Park