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 Chalawan, a
powerful crocodile king.
Phichit is administratively divided into the following districts:
Mueang, Pho Prathap Chang, Taphan hin, Bang Mun Nak, Pho Thale, Sam
Ngam, Wang Sai Phun, Thap Khlo, Sak Lek, Dong Charoen, Bueng Na Rang