Loei Province

Loei ( Thai: เลย, [ lɤ̄ ː j]) is a province ( Changwat ) in the northern region of Thailand. Loei is also to the northeast region of Thailand, known as Isan counted. The capital of the province of Loei Loei is also called.

  • 2.1 Data
  • 2.2 Land Use
  • 3.1 airport
  • 3.2 bus
  • 3.3 Highways


The province is located on the northern border of Thailand to Laos, which is mainly formed by the Mekong River. The distance to the capital Bangkok is a little more than 500 kilometers.

The topography is characterized by two limiting mountain ranges and a central lowlands, in which also the provincial capital is located.

Important rivers


The climate is tropical and monsunal. The highest temperature was 43.3 ° C, the lowest in Thailand ever measured temperature at -1.3 ° C. The relatively low temperatures of the winter months are on the north -south orientation of the valleys, which offer the cold continental winds from China little protection.

Data for 2009: The maximum temperature in 2009 was 39.4 ° C, the lowest temperature was measured at 7.0 ° C. At 125 days of rain fell in the same year 1,347.8 mm rainfall.

Economic importance and

In the year 2011 (2010) was the "Gross Provincial Product" ( GDP ) of the province 35,240 ( 30,067 ) million baht, the GPP per Capita in 2011 amounted to 53 279 baht


All figures in %

Land use

For the province, the following land use is documented:

  • Forest area: 2,454,052 Rai ( 1533.8 km ²), 34.4 % of the total
  • The utilized agricultural area: 2,712,082 Rai ( 1695.1 km ²), 38.0 % of the total
  • Not classified area: 1,974,249 Rai ( 1233.9 km ²), 27.7 % of the total

The Loei province has a total of 325 wetlands covering an area of 19.5 km ², which are more or less intensively used for agriculture.

Important products are next to the rice: corn, sugar, tapioca, cotton, soybeans, mung beans, tamarind, longan and lychee. There are also several major wine regions. For several years, the cultivation of rubber trees is used for the harvesting of raw rubber as a lucrative source of income.



  • Loei airport


  • Loei bus terminal


  • Highway 201
  • Highway 203
  • Highway 210
  • Highway 211

Educational institutions

  • Loei Rajabhat University
  • Loei Technical College
  • Loei Vocation College

Health facilities

  • Chiang Khan Hospital in Chiang Khan
  • Tha Li Hospital in Tha Li
  • Loei Hospital, Loei
  • Chittawet Loei Hospital, Loei
  • Wang Saphung Hospital in Wang Saphung
  • Pha Khao Pha Khao Hospital in


The area was in the historical time part of the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang.

The provincial capital was built by King Mongkut (Rama IV ) founded in 1853 after careful planning in order to adequately manage the growing population of the neighborhood can. In the wake of major administrative reform of King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ) Loei Province in 1907 as ( Changwat ) was established.


( See also entry in Loei )

  • Phra That Si Song Rak - (see Arms), on Maenam Man ( Thai: แม่น้ำ หมัน - Man River ) Located in Amphoe Dan Sai ruin, with a chedi of about 30 meters.
  • Kaeng Khut Khu ( Thai: แก่ง คุดคู้ - Spiral rapids ) - River rapids in the Mekong ( Amphoe Chiang Khan) with multi-colored, smooth polished rocks.
  • Chiang Khan district capital on the Mekong River - very beautiful old wooden buildings
  • Fixed: Cotton flower - in February, with picturesque procession in cotton robes and costumes, as well as a beauty contest
  • Phu Kradueng - Plateau, exceptional in Thailand because of the temperate climate and the associated vegetation types, about 70 kilometers from Amphoe Phu Loei in Kradueng at an average altitude of 1,325 meters
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Reserve (Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary ) with numerous animal species, including elephants, tigers, bears, located about 1,550 meters above sea level

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the province shows the Chedi Sri Phratat Sonpak, 1560 by King Maha Chakkraphat ( Ayutthaya ) and King Chai Chetha (Lan Xang ) was built to demonstrate the cooperation and to mark the border between the two kingdoms.

The local tree is the pine Pinus kesiya.

The motto of the province of Loei is:

Administrative units

The Loei province is divided into 14 districts ( Amphoe ). The counties are further subdivided into 89 communes ( tambon) and 839 villages ( Muban ).