|The Emblem of Phetchabun|
hathat and Si Thep Historical Park, has always proposed throughout her history. At present, it is famous for the fertile land for cultivation. The renowned fruit is sweet tamarind. Besides, there are various historical and natural attracaions as we know from the motto of the province: Sweet Tamarind City, Nam Nao National Park, Si Thep Ancient City, Khao Kho Commemoration, Poh Khun Pha Muang City.
Phetchabun located in the lower northern part of Thailand, 346 kms. from Bangkok. It has a total area of 12,668.416 sq.kms. or about, 7,917,760 rai.
The area is a plain surrounded by the hills. The main river passing through the province is Pasak River.
From Phetchabun city to its districts
- Bung Sampan 105 kms.
- Chondan 55 kms.
- Khao Kho 70 kms.
- Lomkao 70 kms.
- Lomsak 50 kms.
- Nam Nao 140 kms.
- Nong Pai 58 kms.
- Sithep 115 kms.
- Wang Pong 85 kms.
- Wichienburi 100 kms.
| The name "Phetchabun",
as appears in the historical evidence found
by the Department of Fine Art, originates from the
word "Phuechapura" which means plenty of
crops. However, the name was changed into "Phetchabun" which means plenty
This province is considered to be the ancient city which was built in two different periods in the same area. Wat Mahathat including other ancient temples indicate that the first period of Phetchabun was found during Sukhothai Kingdom. The Department of Fine Arts declared the wall and the forts as the archaeological sites on 8 March B.E. 2478.
|How to get there|
|By Bus |
Direct air - conditioned and non air - conditioned buses leave from the Northern Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet2 Road. (Tel. 537-8055-6) starting 09.30 A.M.until 09.30 P.M.
Taking Highway No.1 to Saraburi till Km. 125 (Pukae); turn right to Highway No. 21 via Amphoe Chaibadan, Amphoe Si Thep to Phetchabun for 346 kilometres.