Phu Khiao District

Amphoe Phu khiao ( Thai: อำเภอ ภูเขียว ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the north of the province of Chaiyaphum. The Chaiyaphum Province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


The neighboring districts are starting clockwise from the North: Amphoe Chum Phae of Khon Kaen Province and Amphoe Ban Thaen, Kaeng Khro, Kaset Sombun and Khon San, Chaiyaphum Province.


Phu khiao was in the early Rattanakosin period, a city-state ( Mueang ), whose center was located in Ban Muang Kao in today's Amphoe Kaset Sombun. Later, the Center moved to Ban Kut Chueak, later to Ban Non salao.

During the Thesaphiban management reform Mueang Phu khiao was downgraded in 1899 to a Amphoe of Chaiyaphum province. Later it was renamed after the central tambon in Phak Pang and in 1939 returned to Phu khiao.


  • Phrathat Nong Sam Muen (also called " Phra That Nong Sam Mun ," Thai: พระ ธาตุ หนอง สาม หมื่น ) - Buddhist temple ( Wat ) in Tambon Ban Kaeng with a supposedly 500 year old chedi that here That ( ธาตุ, literally: relic) is called. Maybe they should come from the same time as the Wat Phra That Phanom. Furthermore, there is a large reclining Buddha statue and several statues of Thai mythology.


Amphoe Phu khiao is divided into eleven communities ( tambon), which in turn consist of 147 villages ( Muban ).

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

  • Ban Phu khiao Phet ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บ้าน เพชร ภูเขียว ) consists of parts of tambon Ban Phet,
  • Phak Pang ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ผัก ปัง ) consists of parts of the Tambon Phak Pang.

In addition, there are eleven " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations).