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Wat Nang Phaya
Wat Nang Phaya is located on a small traffic island between Wat Mahathat and Wat Ratchaburana in Phitsanulok. I just realized this on a second visit to Phitsanulok as the guide books I used were somewhat confusing. Besides some old chedi's behind the Ubosot one can see Phra Nang Phaya Ruenkaew, a beautiful Sukhothai-style image, which resembles Phra Buddha Chinnarat from the temple across the street. It is also known for it's special “Phra Nang Phaya” votive tablets with the form of a 3-headed naga decorated on their eaves. On my third visit to Phitsanulok in December 2004 I was able to photograph many more details in Wat Nang Phaya, specially the beautiful interior. Compared with the busy Wat Mahathat across the street this is a very peaceful place!