Introduction

Phitsanulok province covers some 10,584.5 sq.km. The riverside provincial capital is 377 km. North of Bangkok. Phitsanulok is situated on the geographical and administrative line uniting the central and northern regions.
Phitsanulok was the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great of Ayuthaya (reign : 1590 - 1605), and his brother Prince Ekathosarot. Phitsanulok has long been an important center for political and strategic reasons. Phitsanulok was a major center of recruitment when Ayuthaya waged war with Burma, and was the capital of Thailand for 25 years during the 1448-1488 reign of Ayutthayas King Boromtrailokanat

 

The climate of Phitsanulok is generally hot and humid. It borders with Uttaradit in he North, Pichit in the south, Loei and Phetchabun in the East, Kamphaeng Phet and Sukhothai in the West. Covering an area of 10,815.8 sq.km., the province is divided into 9 Amphoes :

- Muang
- Bang Rakam
- Nakhon Thai
- Phrom Priram
- Wat Bot
- Bang Krathum
- Chat Trakan
- Noen MaPrang
- Wang Thong

Festivals & Events

The Phra Buddha Chinnarat Fair
February 2-8
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
T
he six-day fair occurs on the sixth day of he waxing moon of the third lunar month, usually late February, at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, and features homage-paying, folk entertainment and cultural performances.

Boat Races
September 19-20
Nan River in front of Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Maha Worawihan, Phitsanulok Long boat races are customarily staged during the first week-end of October on the Nan River fronting Wat Phra Si Rattana MahaThat.

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