Phichit 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 

Distances from Phichit city to nearby Provinces
- Phitsanulok         73 kms.
- Nakhon Sawan  113 kms.
- Phetchabun      129 kms.
- Kamphaengphet  90 kms.

Distances from Phichit city to its districts

- Bang Mun Nak 
- Pho Thale 
- Pho Prathap Chang 
- Sam Ngam 
50 kms.
66 kms.
25 kms.
18 kms.
- Taphan Hin 
- Thapkhlo
 - Wang Sai Phun
28 kms.
44 kms
.31 kms.

How to get there

By Bus 
Bus service between Bangkok and Phichit is available many times a day at the North Terminal Bus Station. 
Tel: (02) 537-8055

By Rail
Trains leave from Bangkok Railway Station (Hualaphong) and take about 5-6 hours to get to Phichit. 
Call Bangkok Railway Station at (02) 223-7010, 223-7020

Festivals & Events

Phichit 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.


Information provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand

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