Home Page. About us etc. A to E items. F to K items. L to P items. Q to Z items. Useful info.. Link Sites.
Thailand-Delights.com
Home Page Site Map. site map for www.Thailand-Delights.com Phetchabun Province, Page 1b, Video’s of a drive around Petchabun Town, Phetchabun Province, Thailand. Phetchabun Province, Page 3,Nam Nao National Park, Phu Hin Rong Kla North.

The word Phetcha originates from the Sanskrit word vajra meaning "diamond" ( or weapon of  

Indra ) and the word bun from Sanskrit purna meaning "full", "perfect" or "whole". Hence the name of the province literally means "Perfect Diamond". Initially, the province was called "Phe-cha-buth" as "Phuenchapura", which means the city that is plenty of crops.The reason for being given such name is because the province is very fertile and full of natural resources. Because of the fertility of the land, Phetchabun has always been agriculturally productive area.


The provincial seal ( shown on the right ) shows a diamond on a mountain, as diamonds

are found in the province. In the front are tobacco plants as one of the crops grown in the province.

The provincial tree is the Tamarind ( Tamarindus indica ).


From historical evidence, it is believed that Phetchabun was established by two kingdoms – namely the Sukhothai Kingdom, and the Ayutthaya Period of the great King Narai. In the Thesaphiban administrative reforms at the beginning of the 20th century the province together with the province of Lom Sak to the north formed the monthon Phetchabun. As it was the smallest monthon, it was also the first monthon to be dissolved in 1915, after being temporarily administrated from Monthon Phitsanulok between 1903 and 1907. The province Lom Sak was abolished and included into Phetchabun in 1932. Phetchabun province is situated between the northern and the central region.


From historical evidence, it is believed that Phetchabun was established by two kingdoms – namely the Sukhothai Kingdom and the Ayutthaya Period of the great King Narai. Initially the province was called "Phe-cha-buth" as "Phuenchapura", which means the city that is plenty of crops. The reason for being given its name is because the province is very fertile and full of natural resources.


During the period between 1968 - 1982 communist insurgents established their base in the mountains in this province. From hidden locations they fought occasional skirmishes against the Thai Army. Today, Phetchabun is a province with rich tourism potential such as fascinating nature, prosperous history for more than 1,400 years and indigenous traditional ceremonies.


Khao Kho The most engaging national park of Phetchabun Province is Khao Kho National Park, about one hour northwest of Phetchabun town. It was designated to be Little Switzerland from many visitors, because of beautiful scenery and cool weather like Switzerland. It was once a battle field against communist insurgents conducted their struggles against the authorities. Its charming scenery and great weather allure tourists to see the mountain – top, army base turned into a museum, a Chedi containing a holy relic and enjoy trekking in the open zoo and non – hunting areas.



Phetchabun Province, Origin of the name, Provincial Seal, Khao Kho National Park.

Phetchabun Province, Page 2, Orign of the name, Provincial Seal, Khao Kho Natinal Park.