A province in the
Lower North, Uttradit has a long history developing through the
years since pre-historic time.
The site of the
original town, then called Bang Pho Tha It, was located on the right
bank of the Nan River. It flourished as a port for goods
transportation. As a result , King Rama V elevated its status into a
province and re-named it Uttradit, literally the Port of the North.
located 491 kilometres from Bangkok and covers an area of 7,838
square kilometres and is divided into the following districts:
Mueang, Tron, Laplae, Phichai, Tha Pla, Nam Pat, Fak Tha, Ban Khok,
and Thong Saen Khan.