Sights & Attractions
Uthai ThaniOperating time: 06.00 - 19.00
Ko Thepho Ko Thepho
Tambon Ko Thepho, Amphoe Mueang, Uthai Thani
Tel. 0 5651 1991
Category : Village, Community, Islands
Attraction Details :
Koh Thepho was formerly a cape between the Chao Phraya River and Sakae Krang River, which met together at the south of the cape. Later, a canal was excavated to link both rivers in the northern part in order that the water from the Chao Phraya River will add to the Sakae Krang River in case of lack of rain. This cape therefore became Koh Thepho.
Koh Thepho is an interesting point for travellers who love cycling. The journey on the isle starts after you cross a bridge which links between the municipal fresh market and Wat Ubosatharam. The bridge is not so long and quite narrow since it provides a small lane for only two motorcycles. Along both sides of the road, there is a bamboo forest, corn and rice field, with a peaceful, shady atmosphere. Local people here earn a living by planting “Manorom” and “Khao Taeng Kwa” pomelo, and Mafai.
When visitors pass Ban Tha Din Daeng, they can see people selling Suea Lamphan, a mat made of bamboo, in front of their houses, not at the market. If travelling to Wat Phum Tham, it is possible to see a recreation hall with a serene atmosphere. After finishing cycling and reaching the end of the marked route, they will arrive at the pier to cross to Tha Sung. The total distance of the cycling route on this isle is 33 km.
Tourists can contact Khun Somprasong Srimueang to ask for a map of Ko Thepho and the city of Uthai Thani. Also attend the Uthai Thani Cycling for Health Club (Charoeun Chakayan Shop) 101-102 Tha Chang Road, Amphoe Mueang, Tel. 0 5651 1991 everyday.