Nong Phok District

Amphoe Nong Phok ( Thai: อำเภอ หนองพอก ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the province of Roi Et Roi Et The province is located in Isaan, the northeast region of Thailand.


Amphoe Nong Phok borders the following counties (from the south clockwise ) to the Amphoe Selaphum, Phon Thong and moei Wadi in the province of Roi Et, at Amphoe Nong Sung Province Mukdahan, as well as to the Amphoe Loeng Nok Tha and Kut Chum the Yasothon Province.


The history of the district dates back to the village of Ban Nong Phok, which belonged to the Tambon Kok Pho, Amphoe Phon Thong today. On June 16, 1965, was raised to the small district ( King Amphoe ), consisting of the two tambon Kok Pho Ngam and Bueng. On June 28, 1973, he was promoted to Amphoe.


  • Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol ( Thai: พระ มหา เจ ดี ชัยมงคล ) - one of the largest stupas ijn Thailand: it is 101 meters wide, 101 meters long and 101 meters high. It was built on a 101 rai ( 16.16 hectares) of land,. The number 101 ( in Thai: Roi -Et ) symbolizes the name of the province. The Chedi is to contain relics of the Buddha. It belongs to Thep Prasit Vararam Wat Pha Namthip, a Buddhist temple ( Wat ).
  • In the district there is also an arboretum ( Thai: สวน รุกขชาติ ), the " Dong Meu Arboretum ", as well as a so-called " Literary Botanical Garden " ( Thai: สวน พฤกษศาสตร์ วรรณคดี ). The " Northeastern Literary Botanical Garden" ( Thai: สวน พฤกษศาสตร์ วรรณคดี ภาค ตะวันออก เฉียง เหนือ ) was opened in 1985 60th in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej 's birthday. It includes, at a size of 1000 Rai plants mentioned in Thai literature and therefore acquired a cultural and historical significance.

Administrative units

Amphoe Nong Phok is ( tambon) divided into nine municipalities, which in turn in 120 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.

There are two small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Nong Phok ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล หนองพอก ), consisting of parts of the tambon Nong Phok and Rop Mueang,
  • Tha Sida ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ท่า สี ดา ), consisting of the whole tambon Tha Sida.

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