The peaceful Uthai Thani Province backs onto some of Thailand’s best national parks and offers alluring nature experiences with its wildlife sanctuary and numerous waterfalls. The province is centred around the enigmatic capital of Uthai Thani, with its surrounding region revealing sacred temples, rural villages and intricate cave systems.
Things to do in Uthai Thani
You’ll find numerous attractions within and around the capital city of Uthai Thani, including the iconic Wat Chantaram Glass Temple. This Buddhist temple is best seen from the inside, which is decorated with mirrored tiles and columns. Don’t miss strolling through Walking Street, where you can browse handmade goods, unique souvenirs and freshly-cooked delicacies sold from local stalls.
Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the expansive Phu Toei National Park, home to the 1,123-metre-tall Khao Thevada mountain. The tranquil national park offers camping sites and numerous walking trails throughout its diverse wilderness. Alternatively, head to the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary to get up close with bears, gibbons, elephants and rare Indochinese tigers.
If you’re around the Ban Rai District, visit the revered Wat Tham Khao Wong, a Buddhist temple with ancient architecture, priceless religious reliefs and a Thai-style convocation hall. It’s a short drive from Tham Khao Wong Forest Park, where you can explore a beautiful cave system filled with stalagmites and stalactites.
Looking for some rest and relaxation? Drive to the Samorthong Warm Springs and rejuvenate your body and mind in the mineral-rich spring water pools. The open-air pools sit at about 50 degrees Celsius and are surrounded by the undulating countryside.
Getting around Uthai Thani
The Uthai Thani Province is best reached by catching buses from nearby major cities or hiring a private vehicle. The city of Uthai Thani is easily explored on foot or by using tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis. You’ll need a hire car to explore the rest of the province.