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Welcome to Phitsanulok
Introduction
In addition to its importance in the history of Thailand, Phitsanulok features rivers, mountains, and forests, ideal for lovers of natural beauty. Once named Song Khwae, meaning two rivers, Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand's central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.
Borders
North : Uttaradit, Lao People's Democratic Republic
East : Phetchabun, Loei
South : Phichit
West : Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet
Distance
Distances to Other Provinces
Sukhothai 59 km Uttaradit 118 km
Phichit 90 km Phetchabun 170 km
Kamphaeng Phet 103 km    

Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts
Wang Thong 19 km Bang Krathum 36 km
Phrom Priram 28 km Noen Maprang 66 km
Wat Bot 29 km Nakhon Thai 97 km
Bang Rakam 34 km Chat Trakan 108 km
Festivals & Events
King Naresuan the Great Festival and Red Cross Fair
King Naresuan the Great Festival
and Red Cross Fair
King Naresuan the Great Festival and Red Cross Fair
When: January
Where: Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
Paying homage to King Naresuan the Great, stage performances and exhibitions about the king, Thai classical dancing and other forms of entertainment.
The Phra Buddha Chinnarat Fair
When: February
Where: Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
The 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.
Tasting Kaeng Song Coffee and Rafting on the Khek River
When: July
Where: Khek River
For those who like adventure, excitement and want to conquer the difficult rapids of the Khek River, then raft along this river that is full of fun. Tourists would have an opportunity to taste Kaeng Song coffee which is the original local Arabica coffee which is strong and fragrant.
Phitsanulok Traditional Long Boat Races
When: November
Where: Amphoe Nakhon Thai
Annually held on the 14th day of the 12th lunar month by the Nakhon Thai people, the festival was believingly otignated from the day when Khun Bang Klang Hao, the ruler of Muang Bang Yang or the present Nakhon Thai, erected the flag atop the Chang Luang hill marking his victory over the Khmer troop. Flag procession, hill-upclimbing and beauty contests are highlights of the fair.
Nakhon Thai Flag-erection Festival
Nakhon Thai Flag-erection Festival
Nakhon Thai Flag-erection Festival
When: November
Where: Amphoe Nakhon Thai
Annually held on the 14th day of the 12th lunar month by the Nakhon Thai people, the festival was believingly otignated from the day when Khun Bang Klang Hao, the ruler of Muang Bang Yang or the present Nakhon Thai, erected the flag atop the Chang Luang hill marking his victory over the Khmer troop. Flag procession, hill-upclimbing and beauty contests are highlights of the fair.
Food Festival and Welcoming New Year
When: December
Where: Public Park, Amphoe Mueang
Enjoy buying and tasting varieties of food and shopping at the Phitsanulok. Grand Sale, having fun with the countdown activity with an amazing firework display.
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