Wat Phrik

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Wat Phrik
วัดพริก
(English: Chili Pepper Temple)
Tambon
Coordinates: 16°45′00″N 100°14′00″E / 16.75000°N 100.23333°E / 16.75000; 100.23333Coordinates: 16°45′00″N 100°14′00″E / 16.75000°N 100.23333°E / 16.75000; 100.23333
Country Thailand
Province Phitsanulok
Amphoe Mueang Phitsanulok
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 7,671
Time zone Thailand (UTC+7)
Postal code 65000
Geocode 650104
Chief watercourse Nan River
Website ThaiTambon.com

Wat Phrik (Thai: วัดพริก) is a subdistrict in the Mueang Phitsanulok District of Phitsanulok Province, Thailand.

Geography[edit]

The topography of Wat Phrik is flat lowlands. The subdistrict is bordered to the north by Tha Pho, to the east by Bueng Phra to the south by Wang Nam Khu and Ngio Ngam, and to the west by Wang Ithok of Amphoe Bang Rakam.[1] Wat Phrik lies within the Nan Basin, which is part of the Chao Phraya Watershed. The Nan River flows through the center of the subdistrict.[1]

History[edit]

Wan Phrik was originally part of tambon Bueng Phra.[1] The subdistrict has a history of chili pepper farming, from whence it derives its name.[1] Docks along the banks of the Nan River in Wat Phrik have been used throughout history for transporting agricultural products to other regions.

Administration[edit]

The following is a list of the subdistrict's muban, which roughly correspond to the villages:[2]

No. English Thai
1 Ban Mai บ้านใหม่
2 Ban Tha Rong (East) บ้านท่าโรง (ตะวันออก)
3 Ban Yang Thon (East) บ้านยางโทน (ตะวันออก)
4 Ban Wat Phrik บ้านวัดพริก
5 Ban Wang Sam Sa บ้านวังส้มซ่า คุ้งวัง
6 Ban Wat Lom บ้านวัดหล่ม
7 Ban Wat Phrik (Sao Hin) บ้านวัดพริก (เสาหิน)
8 Ban Yang Thon (East) บ้านยางโทน (ตะวันออก)
9 Ban Tha Rong (West) บ้านท่าโรง (ตะวันตก)
10 Ban Tha Rong บ้านท่าโรง
11 Ban Mai Thawan Thok บ้านใหม่ตะวันตก
12 Ban Lam Khai บ้านลำได

Muban numbered 1 through 5 are in the eastern portion of the district, whereas 6 through 12 are in the west. [1]

Economy[edit]

The present economy of Wat Phrik relies on rice farming, farming of other crops, and fish and chicken farming. [1]

Education[edit]

The following is a list of schools in Wat Phrik:[1]

  • Ban Mai Temple School (Thai: โรงเรียนวัดบ้านใหม่)
  • East Tha Rong Temple School (Thai: โรงเรียนวัดท่าโรงตะวันออก)
  • In See Temple School (Thai: โรงเรียนวัดอินทรีย์)
  • Sao Hin Temple School (Thai: โรงเรียนวัดเสาหิน)
  • West Tha Rong Temple School (Thai: โรงเรียนวัดท่าโรงตะวันตก)

Temples[edit]

The following is a list of temples in Wat Phrik:

  • Wat Ban Mai (Thai: วัดบ้านใหม่) in Ban Mai
  • Wat In See (Thai: วัดอินทรีย์) in Ban Wat Phrik
  • Wat Lom (Thai: วัดหล่ม) in Ban Wang Sam Sa
  • Wat Phai Long Rat Jayrin (Thai: วัดไผ่หลงราษฎร์เจริญ) in Ban Wat Phrik (Sao Hin)
  • Wat Sao Hin (Thai: วัดเสาหิน) in Ban Yang Thon
  • Wat Tha Rong Thawan Thok (Thai: วัดท่าโรงตะวันตก) in Ban Tha Rong
  • Wat Tha Rong Thawan Ok (Thai: วัดท่าโรงตะวันออก ) in Ban Tha Rong

Government Institutions[edit]

The following is a list of government institutions in Wat Phrik:[1]

  • Wat Phrik Public Health Center
  • Sao Hin Public Health Center
  • Wat Phrik Instructional Center
  • Tambon Wat Phrik administrative office
  • Police Station

Attractions[edit]

The following attractions can be found in Wat Phrik:[1]

  • Preserved ancient long-boat
  • Boat library
  • World's tallest Crown-of-Thorns Shrub (Euphorbia milii)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i ThaiTambon.com
  2. ^ Pitlocal.org (in Thai)