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Once I found my old pictures from Thailand, I can show some places that are not often visited by Trekkers.

From Bangkok, we (M + 7) went by a night train to Phitsanulok. I remember it was very amusing and we felt like in the movies Some like it hot (who remembers this film?). The main attraction in Phitsanulok is the temple with the famous Buddha image.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat was founded in 1357 by King Lithia of Sukhothai. The temple is famous for its gold-covered statue of the Buddha. It is considered one of the most beautiful and the classical magnificent Buddha figures in Thailand and receive the highest worship among Thai people. The temple's large vihara has an immense main entrance with mother-of-pearl inserts donated by King Boromakot in 1756. Beyond the wihan is a Khmer style prang, the inside of which can be accessed via a stairway. The prang is said to enshrine relics of the Lord Buddha.

And the front of prang is a statue of Buddha image in standing position holding his right hand up. This Buddha symbol is called Phra Attharot a height of 9 m.

The other view of Buddha in Workshop.

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