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Address: | 26/43 Wisutkaset Rd, Phitsanulok, Thailand

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The Buddha Casting Factory is very interesting to see how much work goes into making the Buddha. The bird sanctuary attached is very run down and not well maintained.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rodney, Canada
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Rodney, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Buddha Casting Factory is very interesting to see how much work goes into making the Buddha. The bird sanctuary attached is very run down and not well maintained.

Thank TheBugGuy
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

No one else there so we were able to stroll around at our leisure. Watched a lady finishing a large wax Buddha to make a mould. Very detailed and fascinating to watch.

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Walked through here to the BIRDS OF THAILAND centre from the Sgt Maj Thawee folklore centre - I must have missed sinething though because it was just a walk though a shed of statues in different stages of completion It's needs some signs or a guide I think.

Thank yngsally
Suphan Buri, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Essentially you just walk around while a small handful of people do their jobs. The castings were interesting, and it was cool to see people so casually making such delicate features of the statues. The gift shop was VERY expensive, though!

Thank clearing_boxer
Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you have any engineering knowledge this place is a must. Fascinating place where it's easy to see how they cast. No restrictions on walking round.

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

When I stopped by the factory, workshops would be a more accurate description, there was very little activity so it wasn't particularly interesting. But they do let you go wherever you want and take pictures, so I liked that. Its free, so the next time i'm in Phitsanulok I might just pop over, its free to visit; perhaps there will... More 

Thank Michael P
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This facility is located near two other attractions - the Sgt Thawee Folk Museum and a Bird park which is adjacent to the Buddha casting factory. This is a commercial enterprise and is probably where Sgt Thawee got most of his money to purchase his massive collection for the Folk Museum. But that is just my thought as I am... More 

Thank AlbertodelaPaz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This site is directly across the street from the not-to-be-missed Sgt Maj Thawee Folk Museum. As long as you're already at the museum, cross the street afterwards and see where and how the Buddha statues so ubiquitous in Thailand are made.

Thank Boise_Jax
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

As you enter the factory you will see posters showing what the craftsmen and women are actually doing inside the factory. I think that is so you don't stop them working by asking questions, and also there are not many who speak any language other than Thai. The Images they make are amazing and from quite small to very large.... More 

Thank Charlie J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Having read many reviews it seems you like it or you don't. As an engineer, I liked it, as a religious Thai, my wife liked it. We were lucky that in the day we visited they were pouring metal so we got to see something special. We will return to take a longer look around the rest of the premises.... More 

Thank Steve W

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