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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,offers a flight and bus service to Uttaradit. Bus station is about 2km south west of town centre. There's a Uttaradit province/street map out the front. Train station is right in town.
From Phitsanulok Bus Terminal number one, there is an aircon bus costing B69 and takes 1.5 hours.
There are tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis. Bargain the fare to where you want to go.
Otherwise the City centre is easily walked around as it is quite a small place.
From the bus station, as you leave, turn right and about 1 Km distant you will come to traffic lights. Turn left here, and another Kilometre along is the railway station, which is in the City centre.
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 beside the Lotus department store on the Pitsanulok Road - about 2.5km south-west , along with a doughnut shop and another Thai food court. Free drinking water from the taps behind the info desk. The New York Restaurant (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.
Restaurants within the City centre do not exist! There are a couple of street eat stalls for both breakfast and dinner where you can get a decent meal for about B35, and there is the occasional coffee/Tea stall also. If you want a decent meal, out on the road from the bus station to the City, are a few places which appear to do decent meals.
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.
Phrae - a bus to here will cost B50.