The birthplace of King Naresuan – the Great; home of the most beautiful image Pra Buddha Chinnarat ; the place of plunging waterfalls are just some of the tourism slogan of Phitsanulok, a province of the Northern part of Thailand, a city yet not so much devoured by the angry teeth of civilization. I call it a haven of Filipino teachers.
For a year and one month now, this place has nestled me lovingly. It warmly welcomed me a year ago and since then it keeps me with its nurturing arms. Its people are warm and very congenial. The place is just what and where I want to be – a little metropolis but people still live in an austere lifestyle. Not only that, it is also gifted with many natural and man-made tourist attractions some of which I have already explored and featured in my past blog posts.
Here are some more:
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat or Wat Yai.This monastery, commonly, called by the inhabitants as “Wat Yai”,is the most important monastery of Phitsanulok. The home of the Famous Phra Buddha Chinnarat. It is located at the foot of Naresuan Bridge on the city side of the river.
Phra buddha Chinnarat. The Phra buddha Chinnarat is regarded as the most beautiful Buddha Image in Thailand visited by Thai tourists as well as foreign guests.
The Nan River By Night. This is where most important events of the city is held. During ordinary days, Thais and foreign visitors come here to jog around or simply spend the hours idly while enjoying the cool breeze.
The Amarin Lagoon Hotel. The hotel boasts landscaped ground, lush garden, a fitness centre and a swimming pool. This is where most Filipino pool parties are held.
This is just a glimpse of the place where I simply exists right now. The place where I continue to carve my own little place in the sun while making those little and big aspirations happen.
Welcome to Phitsanulok, Thailand!