Top areas in Phitsanulok
Phitsanulok is an ancient city on Thailand's Nan River, with a history that dates back to more than 600 years. Because of its location halfway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the city is popular among road travelers.
Phitsanulok has played an important role in the history of Thailand. During the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya eras, Phitsanulok was a powerful and prosperous city. Today, this sleepy city is mainly a base for the Royal Thai Army. Although Phitsanulok isn’t as popular as Thailand’s other tourist favorites, hotels in the city include luxury resorts and spas as well as contemporary business class hotels.
Phitsanulok's most famous temple is Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, an intricately decorated temple housing a 700-year-old gold sculpture of Buddha.
Life in Phitsanulok is very much centered around the river Nan, and one of the biggest annual events is a dragon boat race which takes place in October. Houseboats are a unique and interesting feature of life in Phitsanulok, and the Houseboat Museum at Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat is a must-see for visitors.
Phitsanulok is accessible via rail, road or air. Flights from Bangkok take less than an hour and arrive at Phitsanulok Airport.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Phitsanulock are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.