Kaeng Krachan District

Amphoe Kaeng Krachan ( Thai: อำเภอ แก่ง กระจาน ) is a district ( Amphoe ) of Phetchaburi province in the south western part of central Thailand.


Neighboring districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Nong Ya the plong, Ban Lat and Tha Yang in Phetchaburi Province, Amphoe Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan. In the West, Tanintharyi Division is located in Myanmar.

The largest portion of the county is occupied by the wooded hills of the National Park Kaeng Krachan. The sources of the Phetchaburi River as well as the Pranburi River located in this area.

The county Kaeng Krachan is one of the districts of Thailand with the lowest population.


Kaeng Krachan was on 1 January 1988 initially as a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) was established by the region was separated from Amphoe Tha Yang. On November 3, 1993, he was elevated to the full Amphoe status.


  • National Park Kaeng Krachan ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ แก่ง กระจาน ) - the 28th national park of Thailand was opened on 12 June 1981. He is 2914.7 km ² the largest area of ​​the park. Worth seeing are numerous butterfly and bird species and several waterfalls.


Amphoe Kaeng Krachan is divided into six communes ( tambon), which further into 52 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

In addition, there are six " Tambon Administrative Organizations" ( TAO - administrative units ).