Phitsanulok is a vital, historic city in below northern Thailand and is the capital of Phitsanulok Prefecture, which stretches to the Laotian border. Phitsanulok is one of the eldest towns in Thailand, founded over 600 years ago. Phitsanulok is best known as the birthplace of King Naresuan, who liberated the country from Burmese domination in the late 16th century, and that of his brother and replacement King Ekathosarot (Sanphet III). As the crossroad between the central and northern regions of the country, it has long been crucial both for strategic and political reasons and was fought over many times in centuries past. Phitsanulok was the capital of Thailand for 25 years during the rule of King Boromma Trailokanat of Ayutthaya.
Phitsanulok Airport is a regional airport that served for Phitsanulok, a city in the Phitsanulok Province of Thailand. The airport is situated south of the city's downtown area. To the right and the left of the apron are two retired Boeing 747 jets from Orient Thai Airlines. This will make a landmark for this airport. This airport also provides car rental operated by Hertz Car Rental to ease peoples to go in and out from this airport. There is no flight available from Changi International Airport to Phitsanulok Airport until the present.
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The suitable time to come to Phitsanulok is from November until end of April. From July and August are the rainiest months, but there is no time when it is mainly not recommended to visit Phitsanulok. Phitsanulok has tropical savanna weather but is in the mountains, so the morning temperatures are much cooler. It is common to see the summits around the city in the mist in the morning. Winters which starts from November to March are dry and warm. Temperatures rise until April, the hottest month of the year when temperatures can occasionally exceed 41 °C. The monsoon season extends from May to October with heavy rains and cooler temperatures during the day. Phitsanulok has the record of the uppermost temperature ever recorded in Thailand with 44.7 °C.
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat - Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is also known as "Temple of Great Jewelled Reliquary"), which referred to as Wat Yai the "Big Temple", is a Buddhist temple situated in Phitsanulok District, Thailand, where it is close to the Nan River, near Naresuan Bridge.
Wat Chula Manee - This historical temple located on the canal-side where the Amphawa Canal converges with the Phi Lok Canal. The temple was constructed in the Ayutthaya age during the late reign of King Prasatthong. Wat Chula Manee is likely that ThaoKaeophaluek (Noi), founder of the Bang Chang Market and an ancestor of the royal lineage of Bang Chang, assigned the temple.
Wat Aranyik, Phitsanulok - On the temple lands, there is a modern temple with a convent and modern temple buildings. There is also a vast area of ruins where the old temple of the Sukhothai time once remained. Still stand up from the original temple's building are a historic chedi and several Buddha statues.