Situated in the Lower North some 345 kilometres from Bangkok, Pichit is
accessible by both road and rail. Nurtured by two rivers, the Yom and the Nan
running parallel to one another north to south, the land is agriculturally
fertile. Once the site of an ancient town dating back almost a thousand years
ago, Phichit has played in a major role in the history of both Sukhothai and
Known as the land of the crocodiles, it has been home to this
ferocious reptile which has thrived in its waters. There are today several
fresh-water crocodile farms. Phichit features in the Thai epic Krai Thong
composed by King Rama II which tells of Chalawa
Phichit is administratively divided into the following districts: Muang, Pho
Prathap Chang, Taphan hin, Bang Mun Nak, Pho Thale, Sam Ngam, Wang Sai Phun,
Thap Khlo, Sak Lek, Dong Charoen, Bueng Na Rang and Wachirabarami.
travel information for phichit
1. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 and Highway No. 32 to Nakhon Sawan, and
then proceed to Phichit via Highway No. 1118 (passing Chum Saeng, Bang Mun Nak
and Taphan Hin), a total distance of 345 kilometres.
2. From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 and Highway No. 32 to In Buri, and then
use Highway No. 11 to Phichit via Tak Fa, Nong Bua, Khao Sai and Sak Lek, a
total distance of 344 kilometres.
3. From Bangkok, take the same route as (2). When arriving Khao Sai, turn
into Highway No. 113 to Phichit via Thap Khro and Taphan Hin.
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Mo
Chit 2 Bus Terminal to Phichit every day. Call 0 2936 2852-66 or visit
Regular Trains departs from Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Phichit
many times daily. Call 1690 or visit