is situated in the lower Northern Region of Thailand. The name "
Phichit " means " The Beautiful Town " It was probably
founded by Phraya Khot Thabong in 1056. During the Sukhothai period
(1238-1350), the community was named " Sa Luang " which was
one of the important town of Sukhothai. Phichit was named again in
Ayutthaya period (1350-1767) as " Okhaburi" (Town in the
Swamp) and it was the place where King Sanphet VIII or "Phrachao
Sua" of Ayutthaya was born. Phichit was designated as a province
during Rattanakosin (Bangkok) period, in the reign of King Rama V
(1868-1910) Phichit occupies an area of 4,531.014 square kilometers
and is located 345 kms. to the north of Bangkok.
North : Phitsanulok
South : Nakhon Sawan
East : Phetchabun
West : Kamphaengphet and Nakhon Sawan
Phichit city to nearby Provinces
- Phitsanulok 73
- Nakhon Sawan 113 kms.
- Phetchabun 129 kms.
- Kamphaengphet 90 kms.
from Phichit city to its districts
|- Bang Mun Nak
- Pho Thale
- Pho Prathap Chang
- Sam Ngam
- Wang Sai Phun
How to get there
Bus service between Bangkok and Phichit is available many times a
day at the North Terminal Bus Station.
Tel: (02) 537-8055
Trains leave from Bangkok Railway Station
(Hualaphong) and take about 5-6 hours to get to Phichit.
Call Bangkok Railway Station at (02)
Festivals & Events
Annual Boat Racing
With the cooperation between Phichit province and the
Tourism Authority of Thailand, inter-provincial boat race is
restored to be a national level festival, taking place on every
first Saturday and Sunday of September, at Nan River in front of Wat
Tha Luang. The main features of the festival are boat race and
boat procession beauty contest which is regarded an exciting, joyful
and colorful one.