Sam Roi Yot District

Amphoe Sam Roi Yot ( Thai: อำเภอ สาม ร้อย ยอด ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the northern part of the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. The Prachuap Khiri Khan province is the southernmost province of the central region of Thailand.


Adjacent areas and Amphoe Amphoe Pranburi is located north and south of the district Kui Buri. In the west the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar and is located in the east of the Gulf of Thailand.

Along the coast of the national park Khao Sam Roi Yot, whose name as well as of the county comes " 300 mountain peaks" ( lit. translation of Khao Sam Roi Yot ) of the park of the.


Sam Roi Yot was on 1 April 1995 initially as a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) was established by the Tambon Kao Rai, Sila and Loi Sam Roi Yot were separated from Amphoe Pranburi.

On 7 September 1995, the tambon Sala Lai was added by 6 Muban Rai Kao were separated. On 1 January 1996, the Tambon Rai Amphoe Kui Buri May was also assigned to the King Amphoe.

The Thai government has decided on 15 May 2007 to collect all 81 King Amphoe "normal" in the Amphoe status to simplify administration. With the publication in the Royal Gazette " Issue 124 chapter 46" of 24 August 2007, this decision officially entered into force.


Amphoe Sam Roi Yot is divided into five communities ( tambon), which further into 41 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

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

  • Rai Kao ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ไร่ เก่า ) consists of parts of the tambon Sala Rai Kao and Lai,
  • Rai Soon ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ไร่ ใหม่ ) consists of parts of the Tambon Rai May

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