Uttaradit Attractions, Attractions in Uttaradit, what to do in Uttaradit, Uttaradit Sightseeing

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Attractions
Historic Sites
Laplae
Location : Amphoe Laplae
Amphaoe Laplae is located 8 km from Uttaradit Town centre. It can be reached from km 102 marker, continue 3 km then turn right to km 1041 marker and drive 6 km further. Founded in Ayudhaya era, this historical town was the hiding place of Prae and Nan residents during the wartime. The geography of the province is hill slopes and valley between the mountains. The town grows lansats which is the most well-known and iconic fruit of Uttaradit. Check out accommodations in the province.
Religious Site
Wat Yai Tha Sao (Yai Tha Sao Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Yai Tha Sao
Wat Yai Tha Sao
To the east of town about 3 km away on Samranrun Road is Wat Yai Tha Sao. It features and old chapel with beautiful wood-carved door panels and lintels.
Wat Thamma Thipatai (Thamma Thipatai Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Thamma Thipatai at In Chai Mi intersection is where the door panels of the large and ancient Vihan of Wat Phra Fang are kept. The panels, made of wood, measure 2.2 metre wide x 5.3 metre high. The carved design is of the graceful style of the Late Ayutthaya Period. They are rated as the second best such creation next only to those at Wat Suthat in Bangkok.
Wat Tha Thanon (Tha Thanon Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Located in town on the Nan River bank is Wat Tha Thanon, which houses Luang Pho Phet, the principal Buddha statue of the province. It is of the Chiang Saen style and cast in bronze.
Luang Phor Phet Wat Tha Thanon
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Thamma Thipatai
Wat Thamma Thipatai
is a brass-tin alloy Mara Vichai Buddha in a diamond lotus position and enshrined at Tha Thanon Temple (This temple is behind Uttaradit Railway Station).
Wat Klang (Klang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
about 3 km from Muang district at Tambon Ban Kae, is an old temple with beautiful plaster bas-reliefs over the Ubosot. Inside are rare wall murals of the Early Rattanakosin Period style depicting the Jataka and assemblage of celestial beings.
Wat Phafang (Phafang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Located at Tambon Phajook,Muang District, 20 km away from the province. In the past, this temple was the location of Sawangkhaburi or Fang Town, an old town in the days of the capital of Sukhothai. Among the ancient remains of the temple is Phra Mahathat Pagoda Muang Fang, a large old viharn; the shape of the viharn is rectangular; the front wall has a large door in the middle and the door is a very beautiful carved wooden one, presently maintained at Thammathippatai Temple in the province town of Uttaradit.
Wat Phra Yuen Phutthabat Yukhon (Phra Yuen Phutthabat Yukhon Temple)
Location : Amphoe Laplae
Tha Thanon Temple
Tha Thanon Temple
This temple, near Wat Phra Borom That Thung Yang, features a Chiang Saen-style Mondop which covers a pair of holy Footprint. It also houses a Sukhothai-style Buddha statue cast in bronze.
Wat Phranorn Buddhasaiyash (Phranorn Buddhasaiyash Temple)
Location : Amphoe Laplae
Located on the slope of the hill of the opposite side of Wat Phrayuen Buddhabahtyukol. Inside the temple being the place where the Buddha has lied.
Wat Don Sak (Don Sak Temple)
Location : Amphoe Laplae
Located at Tambon Failuang Lablae District about 9 km away from the province. This temple was built toward the end of Ayutthaya being the capital period. It was delicately built with Chiangsaen and Sukhothai style architecture. The door of this viharn is made of wood fretwork in kanok picture having picture of Himmapran animal sporadically placed in several places with delicate and very beautiful postures.
Wat Phra Thaen Sila At (Phra Thaen Sila At Temple)
Location : Amphoe Laplae
A little further from Wat Phra Yuen, some 14 km from town is Wat Phra Thaen Sila At. The major feature is the base of a sermon platform built with laterite. The square slab with pattern is believed to have been made during the Sukhothai Period. Annual celebrations are held at the three temples in February.
Wat Phra Borom That Thung Yang (Phra Borom That Thung Yang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Laplae
Luang Phor Phet Wat Tha Thanon
Luang Phor Phet Wat Tha Thanon
Wat Phra Borom That Thung Yang is about three kilometres from town on Highway No.102. An old temple, it was once called Wat Mahathat. There is a large, circular-shaped, Ceylonese-style Chedi enshrining a Holy Relic.
Wat Chedi Kiriviharn (Chedi Kiriviharn Temple)
Location : Amphoe Laplae
Located at Tambon Failuang Lablae District. The Chedi is of Ceylon style which was built to cover the old chedi. Inside the Phra ubosot there is beautiful Sukhothai art Buddha image as presiding image.
Monuments
Praya Phichai Dap Hak Memorial
Location : Amphoe Mueang
The Praya Phichai Dap Hak Memorial is installed in front of the townhall erected in honour of a hero. As governor of Muang Phichai (south of Uttaradit) about 200 years ago during the Thon Buri Period, the valiantly fought with Burmese evaders until one of his swords broke in two. But he prevailed over them. Hence the sobriquet Phichai of the Broken Sword.
Phra Si Phanommat Memorial
Location : Amphoe Laplae
Praya Phichai Dap Hak Memorial
Praya Phichai Dap Hak Memorial
The Phra Si Phanommat Memorial, in Laplae district, commemorates a community leader who was highly repeated by the townspeople. The Chinese-descended tax collector on alcohol products contributed tremendously to the development of the community and was rewarded with the rank of Phra Si Phanommat from King Rama V.
Museums
Uttaradit Provincial Cultural Hall
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Once the official residence of the provincial governor, the Uttaradit Provincial Cultural Hall houses important historical relics. A major item is the "Yan Mat", a carved wooden carrying pole made by Late Ayutthaya Period craftsmen.
Natural Attractions
Maechoey and Chamyang Waterfalls
Mae Phun Waterfall
Mae Phun Waterfall
Location : Amphoe Mueang
15 km from town to Tambon Namrit on Phitsanulok-Denchai Rd. The waterfalls is surrounded by various kinds of species of wood, the water falling from the rocky cliff perpendicularly to a wide and big water basin below.
Mae Phun Waterfall
Location : Amphoe Laplae
The Mae Phun waterfall, located at Ban Ton Klua, is about 20 km from town. The dam-like barrier creates multi-level cascades amid pleasant natural surroundings.
Sirikit Dam
Location : Amphoe Tha Pla
Khuean Sirikit at Tha Pla district some 68 km from town on the Uttaradit-Tha Pla Road, is the countrys large earthen dam. Built to dam up the Nan River, the dike is 800 metres long. Beyond the dam is a large lake with beautiful scenery. During the cool season, the attractively landscape terrain bursts out in a profusion of colourful flowers and blooms. There are accommodation and boating services available.
Bo Lek Nam Phi
Location : Amphoe Thong Saen Khan
Sak Yai Forest Park
Sak Yai Forest Park
Bo Lek Nam Phi is the source of the best quality steel which was used to fashion swords and weapons in the past. Today, there are still two "wells" in existence. Ores from these two sources are believed to have been used to make swords for kings only. This ancient site can be reached by going for a distance of 42 km to Thong Saen Khan district and continue for another 14 km on Highway 1245.
Sak Yai Forest Park
Location : Amphoe Nam Pat
The Sak Yai Forest Park in Nam Pat district about 80 km from town on Highways No. 1045, 1146 and 1047, features the largest teak tree in the world. It has a circumference of 9.87 metres and is believed to be about 1,500 years old. Unfortunately, its top has been broken of by storm but the trunk still stands.