Wat Bot District

Amphoe Wat Bot ( Thai: อำเภอ วัดโบสถ์ ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the north of the province of Phitsanulok. The Phitsanulok province is located in the northern region of Thailand.



Amphoe Wat Bot is in the northern province of Phitsanulok within the basin of Maenam Nan ( Nan River ) that flow to the Chaophraya. Wat Bot is also on the river Kwai River ( Thai: แม่น้ำ แคว น้อย - Maenam Kwai River ) flows through.

Parts of the territory of Wat Bot are element of the forest reserve Kwai, which was incorporated into the National Park Kaeng Chet Khwae recently.

Neighbouring sites

Amphoe Wat Bot is limited by the following Amphoe seen from the east clockwise: Chat Trakan, Wang Thong, Mueang Phitsanulok and Phrom Phiram in the province of Phitsanulok and Thong Saen Khan Phichai and in the province of Uttaradit.


Wat Bot was formed initially as a small district ( King Amphoe ) on 1 January 1948, by the territory was separated from Amphoe Phrom Phiram. On June 6, 1956, the survey was conducted to a full Amphoe. The main administration building used today was opened on 4 July 1991.


In Amphoe Wat Bot, there are 34 active Buddhist temples ( Wat ).


Amphoe Wat Bot consists of six sub-districts ( tambon), which further into 61 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

Wat Bot ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล วัดโบสถ์ ) is also the name of a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district. It consists of parts of the Tambon Wat Bot, Tha Ngam and Thothae.

In addition, there are six " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.