Bacho District

Amphoe Bacho ( Thai: อำเภอ บาเจาะ ) is the northernmost district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) of Narathiwat Province. The Narathiwat province is located southeast of South Thailand, at the border to Malaysia.


Adjacent counties and regions are ( from east clockwise): Amphoe Mueang Narathiwat which, Yi - ngo and Rueso Narathiwat Province, Amphoe Raman Yala Province and Amphoe Kapho, Sai Buri and May Kaen Province Pattani.

The mountain ranges of Sankala Khiri form a natural border between Thailand and Malaysia to the south.


Bacho in 1908 initially as a small district ( King Amphoe ) named Champako ( Thai: จำปา กอ ) set up, got the full Amphoe status the following year. 1918 Champako was renamed in Paro Nuea, 1931 finally got its present name Bacho.

By 1932, Bacho was part of the province of Sai Buri. When this was dissolved in 1932, Sai Buri came to the province of Pattani, while Bacho was assigned to the province of Narathiwat.


  • Parts of the national park " Budo Su- Ngai Padi - " ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ บู โด - สุไหงปาดี ) lie in the mountains bordering Yala and Pattani. The area previously housed mainly guerrilla troops, so that few people could enjoy the beauty of the pristine jungle. Only by 1974 this was the establishment of the Bacho Waterfall Park (now Budo Su- Ngai Padi - ) changed the situation. The park is about 294 km ².
  • Wat Choeng Khao Temple lies about 13 km to Amphoe; here taught Luang Pho Daeng, a revered Buddhist monk of the neighborhood


Amphoe Bacho is divided into six subdistricts ( tambon), which continued in 43 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.

There are three small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Bacho ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บาเจาะ ) consists of parts of the tambon Bacho,
  • Don Sai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ต้นไทร ) consists of parts of the tambon Paluka Samo.

In addition, there are six " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.