Best Places to Visit in Uttaradit
Uttaradit, also commonly known as “the Port of the North” has a lot of historical as well as commercial importance. The city is a beautiful town with many tourist attractions and has a lot of fun activities. It is famous for the Sirikit Dam, a large artificial dam and the world’s largest tree which is almost 1500 years old.
Here are some of the best attractions of Uttaradit:
1. Sirkit Dam:
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Many are unaware but this famous dam was named after the queen of Thailand. It is located over 68 kms from the provincial town of Uttaradit. Built in 1973, this dam attracts a lot of tourists and is a very popular tourist location. With a breathtaking view, clear skies and deep waters it is truly enjoyed by nature lovers. Covering a large area of 220m it is enormous and makes for a beautiful sight.
2. Phu Soi Dao National Park:
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Located in Uttaradit, this is one of the most beautiful places you could visit. With amazing views of mountains and its beauty, tourists can easily spend a few days in this peaceful place. It also makes for the perfect destination for a great hiking trip.
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The forest through which the tourists hike on is engulfed in greenery and it also has an enchanting waterfall making it a life-changing experience. This place should definitely be on your bucket list.
3. Uttaradit Provincial Cultural Hall:
This was once the official residence of the provincial governor. Even though the place is old, everything here is well maintained and in good condition. Its major attraction is a carved wooden carrying pole made by craftsmen of the Late Ayutthaya Period in the 18th century. Once you visit this place you will get to know the whole history of the city.
4. Sak Yai Forest Park:
This forest is really special as the world’s largest tree grows here. The tree is estimated to be more than 1500 years old and is 37m high having a circumference of 9.58m at its base. The forest makes for a beautiful sight in every season as the leaves keep changing their colour which only adds to its beauty. For all the nature lovers out there, this is the place for you.
5. Wat Phra Thaen Sila At:
This is one of the few museums of local arts and culture. It also has a beautiful flower bed and herb garden which adds to the beauty of the compound. The best time to visit it is during the annual homage-paying fair, held on the full moon day of the third lunar month. Art and culture lovers will admire this museum. It should definitely be on your list of must visits.
6. Lam Nam Nan National park:
One of the largest national parks covering over 999 square kilometres, it has various types of forests like dry, evergreen, mixed etc. With a diversity of over 200 birds it is a dream come true for bird lovers. Lam Nam Nan national park is the perfect place for nature and animal lovers.
Visiting these destinations will definitely make your Uttaradit trip more adventurous and fun.