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Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok is situated between the Nan and Khwae Noi Rivers, which is also a strategic location between Thailand's central plains, northern mountains, and northeastern plateau. Phitsanulok is therefore a natural hub and an ideal base for travelers wishing to explore the lower North and western Northeast. However, Phitsanulok is more than just a stopover for tourists; it is a province with a number of tourism opportunities. While most of Phitsanulok's terrain is flatlands, one third of the area is covered by mountains in the north and east, where national parks and waterfalls await exploration.

Festivals & Events

King Naresuan the Great Festival and Red Cross Fair

When: January

Where: Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

Paying homage to King Naresuan the Great, stage performances and exhibitions about the king, Thai classical dancing and other forms of entertainment.

The Phra Buddha Chinnarat Fair

When: February

Where: Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

The six-day fair occurs on the sixth day of he waxing moon of the third lunar month, usually late February, at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, and features homage-paying, folk entertainment and cultural performances.

Tasting Kaeng Song Coffee and Rafting on the Khek River

When: July

Where: Khek River

For those who like adventure, excitement and want to conquer the difficult rapids of the Khek River, then raft along this river that is full of fun. Tourists would have an opportunity to taste Kaeng Song coffee which is the original local Arabica coffee which is strong and fragrant.

Phitsanulok Traditional Long Boat Races

When: November 

Where: Amphoe Nakhon Thai

Annually held on the 14th day of the 12th lunar month by the Nakhon Thai people, the festival was believingly otignated from the day when Khun Bang Klang Hao, the ruler of Muang Bang Yang or the present Nakhon Thai, erected the flag atop the Chang Luang hill marking his victory over the Khmer troop. Flag procession, hill-upclimbing and beauty contests are highlights of the fair.

Nakhon Thai Flag-erection Festival

When: November 

Where: Amphoe Nakhon Thai

Annually held on the 14th day of the 12th lunar month by the Nakhon Thai people, the festival was believingly otignated from the day when Khun Bang Klang Hao, the ruler of Muang Bang Yang or the present Nakhon Thai, erected the flag atop the Chang Luang hill marking his victory over the Khmer troop. Flag procession, hill-upclimbing and beauty contests are highlights of the fair.

Food Festival and Welcoming New Year

When: December 

Where: Public Park, Amphoe Mueang

Enjoy buying and tasting varieties of food and shopping at the Phitsanulok. Grand Sale, having fun with the countdown activity with an amazing firework display.

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