Mueang Phitsanulok District

Amphoe Mueang Phitsanulok ( Thai อำเภอ เมือง พิษณุโลก ) is a district ( Amphoe ) in the province of Phitsanulok. The Phitsanulok province is located in the northern region of Thailand. The town of the same name Phitsanulok is the capital of the district and the province.

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The district of Phitsanulok is located about 380 kilometers north of Bangkok, with a total area of ​​750.8 km ² ( 469 250 Rai ). By Phitsanulok Maenam flows ( flow ) Nan, which flows through the west of the province from north to south.

Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise): Amphoe Phrom Phiram, Wat Bot, Wang Thong, Bang Bang Rakam Krathum and the province of Phitsanulok.

Business and education


Agriculture is an important addition to rice much fruit (among oranges, limes ) and spices (including chili peppers ).


The Naresuan University is the leading university in the lower northern region of Thailand. Also located in this Amphoe the Rajabhat University Pibulsongkram and an annexe campus of Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna.


The district of Phitsanulok forms as well as the city of Phitsanulok is an important transport hub on the highways of central to northern Thailand and Tak in the Isaan, so the north-south and east-west connections in Thailand: the National Road No. 12 performs the city, crossing about 15 kilometers east of the city along the national road No. 11. With good transport links and a lively trading activity is connected.


In this district of Phitsanulok Airport is ( IATA: PHS).


  • Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat ( Wat Yai " Great Temple " ) - Buddhist temple ( Wat ) with a 36 m high, above gilded prang in Khmer style. The viharn with its triple- tiered roof has large entrance doors with mother of pearl inlays from the 18th century. There Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, a Buddha statue is located in Sukhothai style, which is venerated by Buddhists all over the country high. This statue was modeled on the eponymous statue in Wat Benchamabophit, Bangkok.
  • Wat Ratchaburana - one of the oldest temples in Phitsanulok, close to Wat Yai
  • Folklore Museum - Views from the past, objects of everyday life and a complex with several beautiful Thai houses; The museum is privately held ( English explanations ).
  • Chulamani Wat - temple complex south of Phitsanulok, the king Boromatrailokanat (15th century) was buried.
  • Naresuan Shrine - on the floor of the destroyed Chandra Palace, which is currently being excavated and restored
  • Wat Chedi Yod Thong and Wat Aranyik - Buddhist temples from the Sukhothai period ( 13th-15th century. )
  • Statue of King Naresuan on the campus of Naresuan University - the statue was designed by the Fine Arts Departmentund is performed in about twice life size (2.80 m high); it weighs about 2000 kg. It shows the king in combat clothing, as he pours on the throne sitting water from a golden vessel; this symbolizes the newfound independence of the kingdom Ayutthaya. The King's face was modeled after the original model of Professor Silpa Bhirasri. The statue was unveiled in the presence of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 31 August 1993.
  • The station building in Phitsanulok, which is based on central and southern German half-timbered buildings, was designed and built 1906-1912 by the German architect Karl Döring.
  • Valley of the River Wang Thong ( also Khaek ) with its waterfalls (see Phitsanulok ( province ) )

Wat Yai, in the background the administration building of the Province

Lak Mueang Phitsanulok

Wat Chedi Yod Thong

Houseboats on the Nan River

Local festivals

  • The end of September / beginning of October every year on the Nan River longboat races take place.


The district Mueang Phitsanulok is divided into 20 communes ( tambon), which in turn in 173 village communities ( Muban ) are divided. Phitsanulok itself has city status ( thesaban Nakhon ), it consists of the complete tambon Nai Mueang. Furthermore, there are 19 " Tambon Administrative Organizations" ( TAO - management organizations).