Phichit town, Phichit Province, Thailand

🇹🇭 Phichit is a town (thesaban mueang) in central Thailand, capital of Phichit Province. It covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang of Mueang Phichit district, an area of 12.017 km². Phichit is 326 km north of Bangkok.

Phichit is at the confluence of the Wat Ta Yom River and the Nan River.

The old town of Phichit was established in 1058 CE by Phraya Kotabongthevaraja, and was first part of the Sukhothai kingdom, and later of Ayutthaya. The name of the city changed several times. At first it was called Sra Luang (city of the royal pond), in Ayutthaya times it was called Okhaburi ("city in the swamp"), and then finally Phichit ("beautiful city").

Attractions The Wat Tha Luang temple in Phichit is home to a large Luang Phor Phet Buddha image.

Phichit, Phichit Province 

Phichit town has a population of over 23,791 people. Phichit town also forms the centre of the wider Phichit Province which has a population of over 536,311 people.

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