Pak Kret District

Amphoe Pak Kret ( Thai: อำเภอ ปากเกร็ด ) is a district ( Amphoe ) of the province of Nonthaburi. The Nonthaburi province is located north of Bangkok in central Thailand.


Amphoe Pak Kret located in the northeast of the province of Nonthaburi.

The neighboring Amphoe are from clockwise from the north: Lat Lum Kaeo and Mueang Pathum Thani Pathum Thani province, the districts of Bangkok Don Mueang and Lak Si Mueang Nonthaburi and Bang Bua Thong and Nonthaburi Province.


Primary and secondary schools in Pak Kret:

Also located in Amphoe Pak Kret the center of the Open University, Sukhothai Thammathirat, a state, the license-free distance learning university.


In Pak Kret, there are seven major roads:


Ko Kret

The island of Ko Kret, a nearly four -square-mile island in the Chao Phraya River. This island is formed in the north, west and south of the original course of the Chao Phraya River, the eastern shore forms a canal ( Khlong ), the Khlong Lat Kret ( คลอง ลัด เกร็ด ). This should have been dug in 1721, but it looks as if this channel is already listed on a fairly exact Dutch sea chart of the year 1650. Foreign sailors who then sailed with their sailing ships up to Ayutthaya, called the Channel "the little Mosquito breakthrough " because here always gathered a lot of mosquitoes. The island is now inhabited almost exclusively by people of the ethnic group of the Mon, who are famous throughout Thailand for its pottery. At the northeastern end of the island stands as a landmark, the Leaning Chedi of Wat Paramaiyikawat.

Mueang Thong Thani

Mueang Thong Thani is a satellite city with numerous rental high-rises, which was planned in 1989 by the Thai company Bangkok country. 1998 built the company that Mueang Thong Thani Stadium for the 13th Asian Games, which took place in Bangkok and surrounding areas in December 1998. The stadium was later renamed "IMPACT Exhibition Center". The 12,000 seats comprehensive concert and sports hall is the first address in Bangkok for international concerts, trade shows and convention centers.


The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts ( tambon), which in turn are subdivided into 85 villages ( Muban ).

Five of the Tambon with a total of 34 villages belong to the big city ( thesaban Nakhon ) Pak Kret ( Thai: เทศบาล นคร ปากเกร็ด ). Bang Phlap ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บาง พลับ ) has a small-town status ( thesaban tambon) consisting of the whole tambon Bang Phlap.

The remaining six are from Tambon " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) managed.