Chok Chai District

Amphoe Chok Chai ( in Thai: อำเภอ โชคชัย ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the south of Nakhon Ratchasima. The Nakhon Ratchasima province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


The neighboring districts are ( from the north clockwise) Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Nong Bun Mak, Khon Buri and Pak Thong Chai.


The former name of Amphoe Kra was Thok ( กระ โท ก ). Among other things, due to the smooth sound of the name was in 1945 in Chok Chai, which means as much as winning the Germans renamed. The name was selected Taksin the Great over the warlords of Phimai after the fall of Ayutthaya to commemorate the victory of the king.


  • Prang Pha - Kho ( Thai: ปรางค์ พะ โค ) - ruins of a Khmer temple from the 11th century


The district is divided into ten municipalities ( tambon), which further into 128 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

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

  • Chok Chai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล โชคชัย ) consists of parts of Tambon Chok Chai and Kra Thok
  • Dan Kwian ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ด่าน เกวียน ) consists of parts of the tambon Tha Dan Kwian and Ang,
  • Tha Yiam ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ท่า เยี่ยม ) consists of the whole tambon Tha Yiam.

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