Uthai Thani

Uthai Thani province is not very visible on the travel radar.

Uthai Thani town probably has the highest density of monasteries in Thailand virtually everywhere you go you see a different monastery or temple definitely several beautiful Buddhist architecture is around skillfully crafted but very conservative in appearance.

We have compacted this a little and looked into the Wat Tha Sung a little closer - see the pictures- since the Wat Tha Sung has a marvelous assembly of different very beautiful buildings and is extremely well maintained, it’s a pleasure for the eyes. 

Wat Tha Sung (2)Around Uthai Thani province is plenty of forests with wildlife. The best known is “Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife  Reserve” which was proclaimed a Nature World Heritage Site on 13 December 1991.
Wat Tha Sung Uthai Thani with glass mosaic
Wat Tha Sung Uthai Thani
Green lush jungles large bamboo forests and plains in between many smaller rivers and some rare animals. When visiting Uthai Thai try to find a guide (the hotel will help) otherwise interesting scenes are hard to find and for the Wat Tha Sung Temple also called Crystal Temple make sure not to visit during holiday since it will be overcrowded. 

At the end of the Buddhist Lent people come from everywhere for a major merit-making performance called Tak Bat Thewo at the foot of Khao Sakae Krang at Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri

This is a very native festival of Uthai Thani for hundreds of years the province has a total area of 6,730 sqkm.

Other Buddhist monasteries (Wat) are 

There are at least a dozen of other Wats around such as: 
Wat Sangkat Rattanakhiri, at the foot of the Sakaekrang Hill
Wat Nong Phluang built in 1857
Wat Nong Khun Chat
Wat Thap Than
Wat Mani Sathit Kapitharam 
Wat Thammakhosok
Wat Ubosatharam 
Wat Chaeng and other.

Sometimes monasteries and smaller Buddhist shrine structures can be seen alson the road as in this case on the highway from Tak to Chiang Mai,