Khon Buri District

Amphoe Khon Buri ( in Thai: อำเภอ ครบุรี ) 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 Isaan.


The neighboring districts are (from north clockwise): Amphoe Chok Chai and the Nong Bunnak the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, Amphoe Nong Ki of Buriram Province, Amphoe Soeng Sang of Nakhon Ratchasima, Amphoe Watthana Nakhon and the Mueang Sa Kaeo Province Sa Kaeo, Amphoe Na Di Prachinburi Province and Amphoe Wang Nam Pak Thong Chai and khiao of Nakhon Ratchasima.


In the past, the Ban Khon Buri was called. When he grew up with the times, he was umbanannt in Mueang Khon, and finally to the present name Khon Buri.

In 1907, the area was a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) in the district Chok Chai, he was then called King Amphoe Chae, since the center in Tambon Chae was.

Since the Tambon Khon Buri was quite far from the Amphoe Pak Thong Chai, the administration was in 1939 merged with the King Amphoe Chae. At the same time, the district got the full Amphoe status and was renamed " Amphoe Khon Buri ".


  • Mun Bon ( เขื่อน ลำ มูล บน ) dammed the upper reaches of Maenam Mun
  • Lam Chae ( เขื่อน ลำ แชะ ) impounds Lam - Chae, a tributary of the Mun


  • Nam Tao Waterfall ( น้ำตก วัง เต่า ) is within the Thap Lan National Park ( อุทยานแห่งชาติ ทับ ลาน )
  • Prasat Khon Buri, also: Khon Buri Prang ( Thai: ปราสาท ครบุรี ) - ruins of a Khmer temple


Amphoe Khon Buri is in twelve subdistricts ( tambon) divided, the further into 152 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

There are three cities ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Chae ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล แชะ ) consists of parts of tambon Ban Mai and Chae,
  • Chorakhe Hin ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล จระเข้ หิน ) consists of parts of the tambon Chorakhe Hin,
  • Sai Yong Chai Wan ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ไทร โยง - ไชย วาล ) with parts of the Tambon Khon Buri and Khon Buri Tai.

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