Phitsanulok

province in central Thailand

Phitsanulok[1] is an important province in history north of Thailand.

Phitsanulok

พิษณุโลก

English: Vishnu's Heaven
City
Official seal of Phitsanulok
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Song Khwae (The two rivers)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 16°48′57″N 100°15′49″E / 16.81583°N 100.26361°E / 16.81583; 100.26361
AmphoeMueang Phitsanulok
ProvincePhitsanulok
CountryThailand
Government
 • TypeCity municipality
 • MayorPremrudee Champunot
Area
 • Total10.815 km2 (4.176 sq mi)
Population
 • Total84,311
 • Density7,795.7/km2 (20,191/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Thailand)
Postal code
65000
Geocode650101
Chief roadwayRoute 12
Chief watercourseNan River
Chief airportPhitsanulok Airport
Website[5]

History of Phitsanulok[2]Edit

In the Sukhothai[3] Period, Somdej Phra Maha Dhammaraja Lithai was order to called Song Khwai. He order his son, Phra Sai Lue Thai to govern this city. In the Ayuahya Period, Song Khwai renamed to Muang Phitsanulok. And in Somdej Phra Borom Trai Lokkanat period, Muang Phitsanulok became the capital city for 25 years. Muang Phitsanulok became more importance. In the early Rattankosin Period, Phitsanulok still importance city of Thailand.

The brand of provincialEdit

Phra Buddha Chinnaraj[4] is the one of most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. Phra Buddha Chinnaraj was build in 1900 B.E. Now Phra Buddha Chinnaraj is housed in Wat Phra Sri Maha That Woramahavihar.

Province sloganEdit

พระพุทธชินราชงามเลิศ ถิ่นกำเนิดพระนเรศวร สองฝั่งน่านล้วนเรือนแพ หวานฉ่ำแท้กล้วยตาก ถ้ำและน้ำตกหลากตระการตา

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1], Phitsanulok-website.
  2. [2] Archived 2016-04-17 at the Wayback Machine, Phitsanulok-history.
  3. [3] Archived 2008-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, Sukhothai-history.
  4. [4], Phra Buddha Chinnaraj.