Phra Chula Maha Chedi
is situated on Daowadueng Mountain, Wat Khiri Wong. It was built on top of the base of an old pagoda that was built in the 14th century in the late Sukhothai era about 600 years ago. Somdet Phra Phutthachan (At Asako) Wat Mahathat, Bangkok, named this pagoda and suggested to build the pagoda on the top of the mountain. Inside the pagoda, on the 4th floor, there are 4 important reproduced Buddha statues: The Emerald Buddha (Phra Phuttha Maha Mani Rattana Patimakon), Phra Phuttha Chinnarat (reproduced), Phra Phuttha Sothon (reproduced) and Luangpho Wat Rai Khing bronze statue. Inside the Chedi’s dome, there is a mural about the biography of the Buddha. Tel. 0 5622 2009, 0 5622 6199.
To get there: From Dechatiwong Bridge, take the Nakhon Sawan – Phitsanulok Road. At the intersection, turn right for 800 metres. The temple is on the left.