Bo Rai District

Amphoe Bo Rai ( Thai: อำเภอ บ่อไร่ ) is a district ( Amphoe ) of the province ( Changwat ) Trat in the western central region of Thailand. It lies in the north of the province.


Neighboring districts (from the south clockwise): Amphoe Mueang Trat and Khao Saming in the province of Trat, Amphoe Khlung and the Pong Nam Ron at Chantaburi province and Battambang province of Cambodia.


The surrounding area was once famous for the found here gemstones, such as rubies and sapphires. The trading of the gems made ​​Bo Rai to an affluent village. From the 1960s to the 1990s, the city experienced an economic boom, which ended almost overnight, as the finds dried up. The following economic depression was intensified by the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge, as the border Andel of goods and precious stones came to a standstill.


After Bo Rai end of the last century was almost a ghost town, there have been only half-hearted attempts to support the economy, such as the establishment of rubber plantations. According to rumors, the thai Cambodian border to be open for trading again.


  • Namtok Khlong Kaeo National Park ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ น้ำตก คลอง แก้ว ) - about nine kilometers from the city of Bo Rai with a waterfall, which gave the name to the park.


Amphoe Bo Rai ( tambon) divided into five municipalities, which in turn in 34 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.

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

  • Bo Phloi ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บ่อพลอย ) consists of parts of the tambon Bo Phloi,
  • Nong Bon ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล หนอง บอน ) consists of the whole tambon Nong Bon.

There are also four administrative organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ).