Uthai Thani Province
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The province stretches frae the upper plains o the Chao Phraya river valley, tae muntains covered wi forests in the wast. The Sakae Krang River, a tributary o the Chao Phraya River is the main river o Uthai Thani province.
The Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary at the wastren bundary tae the province Tak an wis declared Warld Heritage Site in 1991. It covers 2,574 km², an hooses amaist aw o the forest animals o Sootheast Asie, includin tigers an elephants.
Oreeginally Mon an Lawa settled in the aurie. A first Thai settlement in the aurie wis Muang U Thai durin the Sukhothai period, but wis later abandoned when the river chynged course. Patabeut, a member o the Karen ethnicity, revived the settlement at its currect place durin the Ayutthaya period. It served as a fort protectin the bundary o the kinrick then.
Uthai Thani is maist famous as being the hametoun o the faither o Keeng Rama I. Rama I an aa renamed the ceety frae its auld name Uthai tae Uthai Thani.
The provincial seal depicts the pavilion at Wat Khao Sakaekrang. It hooses the statue o Thongdee, the faither o Keeng Rama I. The muntain in the backgrund seembolizes the location o the pavilion on top o a hill.
The banner o Uthai Thani depicts the provincial seal o Uthai Thani in the middle. The yellow color in the top o the banner is the seembol color o the Chakri Dynasty, as Gowd as a precious metal is a seembol for the Thai monarchy. The green color in bottom is the seembol color o Keeng Rama I as he wis born on a Wadensday, which is associatit wi green in the Thai calendar. The text belaw the seal says Uthai Thani province.