Uthai Thani Travel Guide

The capital of Uthai Thani Province in northeastern Thailand, this mediocre town is surrounded by intense natural beauty, with jungles, forests, plains and a number of sparkling streams.

Although not the most exciting place in Thailand, this is a good place to get away from the crowds and relax for a while. There are a number of sights to explore such as decorative temples, each with their own unique style. Walk through the countryside and float away down the river on a wooden raft.

The Sakae Krang River is a focal point of the town and boat trips are a popular pastime. Take a walk along the banks of the river and you will see a large number of local fishermen practicing traditional techniques. Naturally, this is a good place to sample fresh fish and the local market is a good place to find a cheap meal.

Getting There & Away

The most direct way to get to Uthai Thani is by bus, a journey of around 3 to 4 hours. There is a large bus station at the edge of the town, with regular buses traveling to and from towns and cities such as Bangkok (Mo Chit), Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai.

Things to Do

Uthai Thani Attractions

Wat Sankat Rattana Khiri

This impressive temple features a large bronze buddha statue and pavilion containing a replica of lord buddha’s footprint.

Rafts on Sakae Krang River

A river tour takes you past many pretty sites such as wat tha sung.

Local History and Cultural Museum

Contains an interesting collection of prehistoric human skeletons, clothes and wooden models.