Uthai Thani Province
Name: Changwat Uthai Thani
Area: About 6,730 km²
Inhabitants: About 310,000
Location: North Thailand
Capital: Uthai Thani
Neighboring provinces: Five (5): Chai Nat, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Sawan, Suphan Buri and Tak.
Amphoe / Districts: Ban Rai, Huai Khot, Lan Sak, Mueang Uthai Thani, Nong Chang, Nong Khayang, Sawang Arom, Thap Than.
Popular tourist destinations: Mae Nam Sakaekrang, Uthai Thani Old Town, Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Preserve Area, Khao Tham Taphapk, Khao Phra Phai Rua, Khao Pla Ra, Thung Yai Naresuan, Wat Sangkat Rattanakhiri and Wat Chantharam.
About Uthai Thani
In northern Thailand's southern parts, you find the beautiful Uthai Thani. The beauty of the mountains in the province's western parts, together with the untouched jungle parts have made this area a World Heritage. River Mae Nam Sakaekrang that extends through the countryside is best known for its floating fish houses made of bamboo. Anyone who wants to take a trip on the river can rent small boats of the local population.
Archaeological findings have shown that people from a prehistoric era once lived in the area. Today, many of the residents here work with fruit or vegetables farming. Hand-made bags and baskets belongs also to the people's traditional products here.
In October each year, the feast Tak Bat Thewo is held. Hundreds of monks gathered then in a parade and walks together down the Khao Sakaekrangs steps. Below waits lots of people with gifts to honor their religion and its creator.