Traveling in Uttaradit province in North Thailand
Last year I did make a posting about counting all the provinces I had been in Thailand. And I saw I have been to (stayed in) 48 provinces out of the 76. So in the coming months I will travel via my postings from the most southern province I have been to the most northern province, with some photos and information about each province. This is part 32 of the 47 (out of the 77) provinces where I have at least stayed overnight once. Uttaradit province in North Thailand borders in the North-East with Laos, in the east of Phitsanulok province and in the south with Sukhothai. And in the north Uttaradit province borders with Phrae and Nan province. Of course the capital town is Uttaradit town along the Nan River and along the railroad between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Uttaradit province is where the mountains of North Thailand begin but it is not really a tourist destination. Although there are beautiful National Parks, lakes and waterfalls. Uttaradit town is an old town where you can still find beautiful old wooden houses. Originally becoming a wealthy town as transfer point of the teak-wood industry of North Thailand.
Personally I started to come to Uttaradit while motorbike riding in medio 2014 just as a stop-over in Uttaradit town while traveling in North Thailand. Nowadays we also stop there sometimes for a lunch while traveling to/from Nan.
Popular Travel Destinations
- Fishing at Sirikit Lake
- Sirikit Dam
- Phu Soi Dao National Park (partly also in Phitsanulok province)
- Sai Yai Forest with The biggest Teak Treek in the world
- Mae Phun Waterfall
- Lam Nam Nam National Park
How to get to Uttaradit province?
- 🚘 🛵 from Bangkok via route 32, route 1, route 117 and route 11
- ✈️ nearest Airport in Phrae or Sukhothai although there is / was an airport (UTR) north-east of Uttaradit town.
- 🚞 the Train Station of Uttaradit is along the Northern Railroad between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
- 🚌 from all major cities in North Thailand and of course from Bangkok.