Uthai Thani Travel Guide, Uthai Thani Travel Information, Uthai Thani Thailand

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Welcome to Uthai Thani
Sa Kae Krang River
Uthai Thani is a province abundant in natural resources, such as forests and wildlife. The Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Reserve here was even proclaimed a Natural World Heritage Site because of its pristine jungles, forests, plains, streams, and most importantly, a number of rare and endangered animals.

Visitors can also see the different lifestyles of Uthai Thani locals, such as the life of raft residents on the Sakae Krang River, a waterway that has been a lifeline for the people of Uthai Thani since ancient times. Life on and around the river eventually grew from a small community into the major province that it is today, although some residents continue to live upon the river, both the source for their livelihoods and as a means for provincial trading.

The most striking indication of the bond between the people and the river occurred in 1906, when King Rama V visited the Northern provinces and stayed in Sakae Krang village, where the monk Phra Khru Uthai Tham Nithet (Chan) built twin rafts to receive the king. In addition, at the end of the Buddhist Lent, Buddhists from many regions congregate at the foot of Khao Sakae Krang in Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri for a major merit-making tradition called Tak Bat Thewo. This festival has been held in Uthai Thani since ancient times.
North : Nakhonsawan
South : Nakhonsawan and Chainat
East : Chainat, Supanburi and Kanchanaburi
West : Kanchanaburi and Tak
Distances to Other Provinces
Chai Nat 42 km Suphan Buri 134 km
Nakhon Sawan 50 km Kampaeng Phet 181 km
Lop Buri 111 km Kanchanaburi 225 km

Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts
Nong Kha Yang 10 km Huai Khot 45 km
Thap Than 19 km Lan Sak 54 km
Nong Chang 22 km Ban Rai 80 km
Sawang Arom 33 km    
Festivals & Events
Tak Bat Thewo Tradition
Tak Bat Thewo Tradition When: October
Where: Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri
This religious event of Uthai Thani is organised in the evening of Ok Phansa (end of Buddhist Lent) on the first day of the waning moon of the eleventh lunar month at Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri. It is also in line with the Buddhist chronicles when the Lord Buddha returned to earth from heaven and gave Dharma. On the day of Tak Bat Thewo, 500 monks will walk down from the top of Khao Sakae Krang to receive offerings from residents and visitors to the ceremony, which creates an amazing spectacle and has made this tradition become well known nationwide.