Phichit Travel Guide - Phichit Railway Station
A photo of Phichit railway station, a beautiful Neo-Classical architecture building – Phichit Travel Guide

Introduction to Phichit Travel Guide

Located in Northern Thailand, Phichit is also known as ‘Chalawan City (City of the Crocodile)’ since it is the origin of the mythology of the crocodile-conquering ‘Krai Thong’. Surrounding provinces are Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan, and Kamphaeng Phet.

Phichit was formed by Phraya Kotabongthevaraja in 1058 and was a part of the Sukhothai Kingdom before becoming a part of Ayutthaya. Wat Pho Prathap Chang is a historic temple in the Pho Prathap Chang District that was established in 1701 on the spot where Phra Chao Suea, an Ayutthaya ruler, was born. The principal city’s name has changed several times. Sa Luang was its original name of the territory. Before being renamed Phichit, the city was known as Okhaburi during the Ayutthaya era.

The name ‘Phichit’ translates as ‘Beautiful’. Some temples are immensely valuable. Phichit has a legacy that is intertwined with the present context. Another source of pride for the Phichit people is the Long Boat Race, which is conducted in September and is well-known throughout the country.

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Credit: Some Places in Phichit Thailand by Kung BK

How to get to Phichit

Map of Phichit Province

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Top Attractions in Phichit

Wat Tha Luang

One of the most well-known temples in Phrae, located near the Nan River.

Wat Pho Prathap Chang

Wat Pho Prathap Chang

Known as the birthplace of an ancient ruler.

Bueng Si Fai

Bueng Si Fai

A freshwater lake best known for its scenic beauty.

Side Trips

External Resources

Phichit Travel Guide - Luang Pho Phet of Wat Tha Luang
A photo of Luang Pho Phet, the famous Buddha statue located in the ordination hall of Wat Tha Luang – Phichit Travel Guide

Summary of Phichit Travel Guide

According to Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phichit is a province in Northern Thailand. The province is agriculturally productive, nourished by two rivers, the Yom and the Nan. Pichit is reachable by road and rail. Since the territory of Phichit played an important part in the history of both Sukhothai and Ayutthaya era, the majority of tourist attractions in this province are including temples and local culture. Still can’t decide? Please do not hesitate to visit any of Thailand’s well-known provinces:

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