Pak Chong District

Amphoe Pak Chong ( in Thai: อำเภอ ปากช่อง ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the west of the province of Nakhon Ratchasima. The Nakhon Ratchasima province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the Isaan.


The county Pak Chong is the gateway to Northeast Thailand ( Isaan ). Both one of the main highways of Thailand, the Mittraphap Highway, as well as the Northeast line of Thai Railway (SRT ) cross the Phetchabun mountain range in this county.

Adjacent areas (from north clockwise): Amphoe Sikhio and the Wang Nam khiao of Nakhon Ratchasima, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Nayok Nakhon Nayok Province, Amphoe Prachantakham Prachinburi Province and Amphoe Muak Lek of Saraburi province.

The first National Park of Thailand, Khao Yai National Park is located in the district of Pak Chong. He is the source of the Maenam (river) Takhong, a page flow of the Mun. The Takhong is the main water resource of the city of Nakhon Ratchasima.


The area of present-day district in the past was part of Tambon Phra Khanong in the district Chan Thuek (today's Amphoe Sikhio ). As the northeastern railway line was built through the area during the reign of King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ), blew up one of the mountains Nok Yung and Noi to a drive-through ( Thai: Chong - also: " channel") to allow for the railroad. Therefore, the inhabitants named their village nearby Pak Chong, which means " mouth of the channel ."

In 1949, Ban Pak Chong has been extended to the Tambon Pak Chong. It was upgraded in 1956 to a sub-district ( King Amphoe ), finally got Pak Chong in July 1958 the full Amphoe status.


The Pak Chong district is divided into 12 subdistricts (tambon ), which continues in 217 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.

There are five cities ( thesaban ) in the district:

  • Pak Chong itself ( Thai: เทศบาล เมือง ปากช่อง ) has a city - state ( thesaban Mueang ), it consists of parts of the tambon Pak Chong and Nong Sarai,
  • Klank Dong ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล กลาง ดง ) is a small town ( thesaban tambon), it consists of parts of the Tambon Klang Dong Phaya Yen and,
  • Sima Mongkon ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล สี มา มงคล ) is a small town ( thesaban tambon), it also consists of parts of the Tambon Klang Dong,
  • Mu Si ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล หมูสี ) is a small town ( thesaban tambon), it consists of the whole Tambon Mu Si,
  • Wang Sai ( Thai: ) is a small town ( thesaban tambon), it consists of the whole tambon Wang Sai.

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