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PHICHIT
 
Phichit is a province in the southern area of the North, between Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok. The name is meaning to "beautiful town". It is where the literature of "Krai thong", a story of fighting between a man a giant crocodile, was created. There are 2 rivers running through the province, Nan and Yom Rivers.
 
Phichit was probably built in 1058, the reign of King Phraya Khot Thabong. The records, telling that Phichit is an important city of Sukhothai Kingdom, are found in the inscriptions of King Ramkhamhaeng and of King Phra Ya Li Thai. The community was named Sa Luang, during the Sukhothai period (1238 - 1350), and was renamed to " O-kha Buri" which means "a town on waters") in Ayuthaya period.

King Rama V (1868 - 1910) had moved the Phichit city from the old site to current site. Phichit was designated a province by him. Now the old site of Phichit city has many ruins left. aged from Sukhothai and Ayuthaya periods.

Phichit has fun festivals of traditional boat racing, Bueng Si Fai (a swamp), etc.


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ADMINISTRATION  :  PHICHIT ADMINISTRATIVELY DIVIED INTO: AMPHOE MUEANG PHICHIT, AMPHOE BANG MUN NAK, AMPHOE PHO THALE, AMPHOE SAM NGAM, AMPHOE TAP KHLO, AMPHOE TAPHAN HIN, AMPHOE WANG SAI PHUN, AMPHOE PHO PRATHAP CHANG, KING AMPHOE DONG CHAROEN, KING AMPHOE BUENG NARANG.
BOUNDARY  :  NORTH = PHITSANULOK EAST = PHETCHABUN SOUTH = NAKHON SAWAN WEST = KAMPHAENG PHET
AREA SIZE  :  4,531 SQ.KM.
 


 
 

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