Pilgrimage to Wat Yai

Built in the 14th century, Wat Phra Sri Rattan Mahathat (more commonly referred to as Wat Yai) is a Buddhist temple in Phitsanulok. This wat is most famous throughout Thailand for the golden statue of Buddha (Phra Buddha Chinnarat). Among the Thai people, Phra Buddha Chinnarat is considered to be the most beautiful Buddha in all of Thailand and many consider it to be the most beautiful image of the Buddha in the world. Copies of the Phra Buddha Chinnarat are displayed in other temples including the best known image in Wat Benchamabophit in Bangkok.

All year long, crowds of pilgrims stream to Wat Yai to pay their respects, drawn there by its overwhelming beauty and the mystical powers attributed to the Buddha.Upload from February 20, 2012

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Upload from February 20, 2012The side wall inside Wat Phra Sri Rattan Mahathat.Upload from February 20, 2012

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Upload from February 20, 2012A Buddha image around the corner from Wat Phra Sri Rattan Mahathat.Upload from February 20, 2012The Khmer style prang (36m), rising up behind Wat Yai, is said to enshrine relics of the Buddha. Upload from February 25, 2012

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