Uttaradit is a naturally beautiful town, having Sila Asna
Bedstead as an important provincial : being
the location of Sirikit Dam ; world's largest
teak tree ; located some 491 kms. from Bangkok.
Its overall area is 7,838 square kilometers
and administratively divided into 9 Amphoes;
Muand, Tron, Tha Pla, nam Pat, Fak Tha, Phichai,
Lap Lae, Ban Khok, and Thong Saen Khan.
Phraya Phichai Dap Hak
Phraya Phichai was a brave hero
of Uttaradit, and fought alongside King Taksin the Great. After
liberation from Burmese occupation, he was assigned to rule Muang
Phichai and promoted to Phraya Siharat Decho. Uttaradit folks
have combined their efforts to construct his monument at the
Provincial Hall and it was inaugurated on February 20, 1969.
Cultural Centre It is located in the Governor's
Residence where the ancient artifacts can be seen. It is opened
for the public for viewing and has many antiques on display.
Phet This provincial crossed-let
Sitting Buddha image is housed in the Vihara of Wat Tha
Thanon right in the heart of Uttaradit City, cast of
bronze in Chiang Saen period having the lap width of 32.5 inches
with the height of 41 inches and is highly respected by Uttaradit
Sila At Bedstead This bedstead is located in
Wat Phra Thaen Sila At, 6 kms. from the township area on a hilltop
with a 6 meter access path, where celebrating fair takes place
on the middle of 3rd and 4th lunar months of every year.
Yun Buddha Bhat Yukhon This monastery is located next
to Wat Phra Thaen Sila At, being an ancient monastery, with an
old Mondop topped by a five-piece roofing having four abodes
on the highest peak with Burmese tiered umbrella, constructed
by early Chiang Sanen artisans, the only of such architecture
seen in Thailand.
Boromthat Chedi This
pagoda is otherwise called
Phrathat Thung Yang, an ancient structure similar to Phra Yun
Buddha Bhat Yukhon but the original pagoda had crumbled. The present
one was constructed, 70 years ago, to replace the original one. This
wat is located in the vicinity of Thung Yang Market, 5 kms. from the
Lae An Amphoe of
Changwat Uttaradit, located only 6 kms. from Uttaradit town,
renowned by its natural beauty, Teen-Jog design hand woven fabric,
broom made of Tong Kong grass. The locality is also remarkable with
fruits like Durin and Langsat which are very economic in price
during the peak season when the amphoe conducts a fair contesting
Phun This waterfall
is located 12 kms. from Lap Lae Market, and artificial one
constructed by the Province.
Sirikit Dam This dam is located in the area
of Amphoe Tha Pla, 60 kms. from the township area and accessible by
a good asphalt road. The barrier itself is 169 meters in height and
width of 12 meters with the length of 800 meters blocking the stream
of Maenam Nan at Pha Som. Its construction started in 1963. The
upstream part of the river has now become a big lake with beautiful
sceneries suitable for sightseeing.
Ton Sak Yai
or Big Teak Tree Forest Park This
area is located in Amphoe Nam Pat where the largest teak tree in the
world grows. It is another place of interest in Changwat Uttaradit
where tourist who visits Sirikit Dam should also make a visit to
this arboretum to view the giant teak tree.
Village This village
is renowned for making steel swords that do not rust. When
approaching the village, you will hear blacksmiths at their anvils
striking hard to make swords. The village is 25 kms. from the
township located in Amphoe Thong Saen Khan.
Langsat Fair This fair is annually conducted,
during the first part of September on the open area in front
of the Provincial Hall. Langsat, a fruit enten raw, is a specialty