Uttaradit Travel Guide

If you’re a history lover, then don’t hesitate to visit Uttaradit Province. This province contains more mysterious history beyond anything you could ever imagine.

Of course, a northern Thai province like this is a good resource for those who love to learn history outside their classrooms.

uttaradit map, uttaradit province map

Geography

The province is in the Nan River valley. About 45 kilometers north of the city of Uttaradit is the Queen Sirikit Dam, which created a 250 km² artificial lake. The Phi Pan Nam Range reaches the northwest of the province.

Most of the province was once covered with teak forests, then the major product of Uttaradit. The largest teak tree in the world is found at the Ton Sak Yai Park in the Luang Prabang Range. The 1,500-year-old tree measures 9.87 m in circumference and 37 m in height. Originally it was 48.5 m high, but it was damaged in a storm.

The Territory Information

The province is divided into nine districts (amphoe). These are further subdivided into 67 communes (tambon) and 562 villages (muban).

  1. Mueang Uttaradit
  2. Tron
  3. Tha Pla
  4. Nam Pat
  5. Fak Tha
  6. Ban Khok
  7. Phichai
  8. Laplae
  9. Thong Saen Khan

Speaking of history, the most interesting part of Uttaradit is Laplae Town. In the past, Laplae was a mysterious town. It couldn’t be accessed by those who weren’t villagers. On top of that, the town didn’t welcome liars. That means, all liars would be banished from the town.

The legend also says that Laplae town was an old community in Sukhothai Period. The proof of this is probably the tablet that was found in front of the vihara of  Wat Chedi Kirivihara.

Phraya Pichai Monument

Phraya Pichai Monument