Phanom Dong Rak District

Amphoe Phanom Dong Rak ( Thai: อำเภอ พนม ดง รัก ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the southwestern province of Surin. The Surin province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


Amphoe Phanom Dong Rak borders the following districts (from west clockwise): Amphoe Ban on Kruat the province of Buriram, to the Amphoe Prasat and Cape Choeng in the province of Surin and Oddar Meanchey province on the Cambodia.

The district is located in the Dangrek Mountains, which separates Thailand from Cambodia. The name of the district means Dongrak Mountains.


Amphoe Phanom Dong Rak was on 1 April 1995 initially as a small district ( King Amphoe ) was established by its territory was separated from Amphoe Kap Choeng.

On 15 May 2007, the Thai government had decided that all 81 King Amphoe to rise in the simple Amphoe status to unify the administration. With the publication in the Royal Gazette " Issue 124 chapter 46" of 24 August 2007, this decision officially entered into force.


  • Prasat Ta Muen - the ruins of a Khmer temple from the 10th century are in the tambon Ta Miang,
  • Prasat Ta Muen Thom - Ruins of three Khmer prang with many sandstone reliefs preserved,
  • Prasat Ta Khwai (Khmer: Prasat Ta Krabey ) - directly on the border with Cambodia situated in the middle of the jungle Prang about the 11th century.


Amphoe Phanom Dong Rak is divided into four subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 55 villages ( Muban ).

There is a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Bakdai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บัก ได ), consisting of the whole tambon Bakdai.

There are also three " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.