Phu Phiang District

Amphoe Phu Phiang ( Thai: อำเภอ ภู เพียง ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the center of the province of Nan. The Nan Province is located in the northeast of the northern region of Thailand.


Adjacent are (clockwise from north ) the Amphoe Santi Suk, Mae Charim, Wiang Sa and Mueang Nan. All Amphoe located in the province of Nan.


The area of present-day district was separated on 1 July 1997 from Amphoe Mueang Nan, to create a new sub-district ( King Amphoe ). With the publication in the Royal Gazette " Issue 124 chapter 46" of 24 August 2007 Phu Phiang officially received the full Amphoe status.

Language of origin

The name comes from Phu Phu Phiang - Phiang mountain, on the top of the famous Chedi of Wat Phra That Chae Haeng is.


  • Wat Phrathat Chae Haeng ( Thai: วัด พระ ธาตุ แช่ แห้ง ) - over 600 years old Buddhist temple ( Wat ) with a 55 m high, gilded chedi from the Sukhothai period, which is to contain a relic. Also worth seeing is the traditional Naga ornaments on Viharn. In Thai folk Buddhism, he is a popular pilgrimage destination for people who are born in the Year of the Rabbit.


In Amphoe Phu Phiang is the addition Nan Campus Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna.

Administrative units

Amphoe Phu Phiang is divided into seven communities ( tambon), which further into 61 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

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