Wat Chedi Yod Thong
The Wat Chedi Yod Thong is located on Phaya Suea Street not far from the east bank of Maenam Nan ( Nan River ). A little further east is at the end of the road of Wat Aranyik.
The old walled city of Phitsanulok, if they are still hinted at today, either formed a square with Wat Chedi Yod Thong in the center, or a rectangle, on the east-west axis slightly to the west of the temple was added. In any case, he is the probable site of the main temple of the city.
An exact founding date of Wat Chedi Yod Thong is unknown. Due to the inscription VIII ( III/13 ) is set, that King Li Thai ( Thai: พญา ลิ ไท, also Maha Thammaradscha I. ) who restored the Chedi Yod Thong in the 1360s, long before Wat Mahathat was founded.
Wat Chedi Yod Thong is the only temple in Phitsanulok, which is still an original, 20 -meter-high chedi, the tip of which has the shape of a lotus bud, as it was typical of the Sukhothai period. On the site there are buildings for monks ( kuti ) that lie on a small lotus pond. A still further existing building dates from recent times.