Uttaradit Wats and Temples

Uttaradit Province

Wat Yai Tha Sao

To the east of town about three kilometres 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

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

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.

Wat Klang

Wat Klang, about three kiometres 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 Phra Yun Phutthabat Yukhon

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 Phra Thaen Sila At

A little further from Wat Phra Yun, some 14 kilometres 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

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.



Uttaradit Provincial Cultural Hall

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.

Praya Phichai Dap Hak Memorial

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.