Chumphon Buri District

Chumphon Buri ( Thai: อำเภอ ชุมพลบุรี ) is a district ( Amphoe ) in the northwestern corner of the Thai province of Surin, which is part of the ostthailändischen Isaan region. The district is named after the capital of Chumphon Buri, which lies on the river Mun, a right tributary of the Mekong.


Neighbouring districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe the Phayakkhaphum Phisai Maha Sarakham Province, Amphoe Kaset Wisai in the province of Roi Et, Amphoe Tha Tum in the province of Surin and Amphoe Satuek, khaen Dong, Khu Mueang and Phutthaisong in the province of Buriram.


The area has been inhabited for at least 5000 years, as evidenced by Neolithic terracotta figures, which were found in Chumphon Buri. It was later inhabited by people of the Munda, who immigrated from the West and probably represents the ancestors of today Kui. The circle was in the first centuries AD the kingdom of Funan, Chenla and then since the 10th century, the Khmer Empire.

The circle goes back to Mueang Chumphon Buri. In the administrative reforms of the late 19th century it became a district ( Amphoe ).

After the eastern part of the county to the new circle Tha Tum was split on February 22, 1937 the now much smaller circle on 4 March 1937, a sub- district ( King Amphoe ) was downgraded. On February 20, 1953, he was again declared a full circle ( Amphoe ).


The Kui are known, among other things by the elephants held by them, which are presented to tourists in respective shows ( eg in Krapo, Tha Tum Na and Nongphai ). The dominant industry in Chumphon Buri is agriculture. There have seen a migration to the larger cities, especially among the younger population. In the communities of the district are specifically designed to the usual Buddhist temple; cultural life is characterized by regular folk festivals.


  • Fixed: Eel Festival ( Thai: เทศกาล งาน ปลา ไหล ) - The festival is celebrated with a fair in the third week of December, when the harvest is brought. At this time, the farmers can ( albus Monopterus ) catch much eels that are now yellow and no longer smell fishy.


The circle is divided into 9 subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 122 villages ( Muban ).

Chumphon Buri ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ชุมพลบุรี ) itself is a small town ( thesaban tambon), which covers parts of tambon Chumphon Buri.

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