Situated in the Lower North some 345 kilometres from Bangkok,
Pichit is accessible by both road and rail. Nurtured by two rivers,
the Yom and the Nan running parallel to one another north to south,
the land is agriculturally fertile.
Once the site of an ancient town dating back almost a thousand years ago,
Phichit has played in a major role in the history
of both Sukhothai and Ayutthaya.
Known as the land of the crocodiles, it has been home
to this ferocious reptile which has thrived in its waters.
There are today several fresh-water crocodile farms.
Phichit features in the Thai epic Krai Thong
composed by King Rama II which tells of Chalawa.
||: Nakhon Sawan
||: Kamphaengphet and Nakhon Sawan
|Distances from Amphoe Muaeng to Other Province
|Amphoe Sam Ngaam
||Amphoe Tap Khlo
|Amphoe Sak Lek
||Amphoe Bang Mul Nak
|Amphoe Poh Pratab Chang
||Amphoe Poh Talay
||Amphoe Dong Charoen
|Amphoe Tapan Hin
||Amphoe Bueng Narang
|Amphoe Wang Sai Phun
Festivals & Events
Long Boat Racings Festival
Saturday & Sun day of September
: Amphoe Muaeng
Long Boat Racing Festival
In September, when the rivers and waterways are in full spate,
boat-racing festivals are held in several provinces of Thailand.
The Phichit Festivals are best known.
Long-boat racing is a traditional event for the Thais
who are used to living by the rivers.
Although not restricted to any particular region,
boat racing can be traced back to Ayutthaya, some 600 years ago.
At that time, boat races were held to keep the young men physically
and mentally fit in preparation for invasions by rival states.
Today, boat racing is considered a national sport.