Uttaradit (อุตรดิตถ์) is a city in Lower Northern Thailand.
A province in Lower Northern Thailand, Uttradit has a long history developing through the years since pre-historic time.
The site of the original town, then called Bang Pho Tha It, was located on the right bank of the Nan River. It flourished as a port for goods transportation. As a result, King Rama V elevated its status into a province and re-named it Uttradit, literally the Port of the North.
Uttradit is located 491 kilometres from Bangkok and covers an area of 7,838 square kilometres
Nok Air, the first premium low cost of Thailand, offers a flight and bus service to Uttaradit.
Because there are no tuk-tuks or other taxis, the only option is motorbike taxis. 20-40 bht.
Uttaradit has a surprising number of places to eat, including a couple of chain restaurants. Some of the most popular places to eat include a large food court on the top floor of Friday's grocery store located downtown. Here you will find a very reasonably priced mix of Thai dishes, desserts, and beverages. As in so many food courts in Thailand, customers exchange their baht for food coupons which are then used to pay vendors.
KFC can be found inside the Lotus department store in downtown Uttaradit, along with a doughnut shop and another Thai food court. The New York Restaurant located downtown (in between Lotus and the bus station) serves a variety of American and German dishes as well. Here you can find that cheeseburger you've been craving, or enjoy a more formal dinner accompanied by a glass of red or white wine or German beer. Thai food is also available (starts from 45 Baht).
Additionally, Uttaradit has several coffee shops, a Pizza Company take-away or delivery restaurant, and several Thai restaurants serving local food. Overall, there are many great places to dine in Uttaradit. For those who speak little Thai, however, New York Restaurant,which has both English- and German-speaking staff, is the best choice.
Beverage options in Uttaradit are plentiful. As noted above, there a several small coffee shops located throughout the city, many of which also serve desserts.
If you are interested in a "night out on the town" you may want to consider visiting The Crystal Palm disco. Here you will find a selection of Thai whisky and beer. This establishment is in fact a disco with live performances onstage, attracting a young crowd.
For those who wish to drink casually, the Treehouse Restaurant and Bar may be your place of choice. Located on the outskirts of the city, you can expect to find a warm, casual, and romantic place to dine and drink under a dimly lit balcony-styled outdoor eatery. A live band often plays more adult contemporary music while you dine under the stars. Indoor seating is also available.
There are two big hotels in Uttaradit, the Siharaj and the Friday, charging up to 800 Baht, and some nice smaller ones, such as the Taitana, next to the bus station and charging 420 Baht.