Mae Ai District

Amphoe Mae Ai ( in Thai: อำเภอ แม่อาย ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the northeastern province of Chiang Mai. The Chiang Mai province is located in the northern region of Thailand.


Neighboring districts are ( from the southwest clockwise): the circle Fang Chiang Mai province, the Shan State of Myanmar and the Amphoe Mae Fa Luang, Mueang Chiang Rai and Mae Suai, Chiang Rai Province.

An important river of the district is Maenam Kok (Kok River), coming from Myanmar continues to flow here to Chiang Rai.


Mae Ai was established as a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) on August 15, 1967 consisting of the three Tambon Mae Ai, Mae Mae Sao and Na Wang, which were split off from the Amphoe Fang. On June 28, 1973 Mae Ai received the full Amphoe status.


The circle is divided into seven subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 110 villages ( Muban ).

Mae Ai has a small-town status ( thesaban tambon) and covers parts of the tambon Mae Ai and Malika.

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