Sangkha District

Amphoe Sangkha ( Thai: อำเภอ สังขะ ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the south of the province of Surin. The Surin province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


Amphoe Sangkha borders the following districts (from west clockwise): Amphoe Kap Choeng to, Prasat, Lamduan and Si Narong in the province of Surin, Amphoe Khukhan in the province of Sisaket, at Amphoe Buachet turn in Surin and the province of Oddar Meancheay of Cambodia.


When, in 1759, was able to escape the White Elephant by King Ekathat of Ayutthaya in the forest of the Phimai Khwaeng Mueang, Chiang Kha is the head of the village of Ban Khok Atcha and his group reported ( เชียง ฆะ ), volunteered to capture the elephants again. When they were successful, Ekathat king promoted him to Phra Nakhon Si Sangkhaburi Atcha ( พระ สั ง ฆะ บุรี ศรีนคร อั จ จะ ) and raised in 1763 his village Ban Khok Mueang Atcha to Sangkha.

1778 King Taksin led his troops for a campaign against the Kingdom of Vientiane and Champasak. Mueang Sangkha despatched troops to support the king. After King Taksin had won the battles, he promoted the governor of Sangkha to a Phraya.

1806 Mueang Sangkha was promoted and placed under the capital Bangkok. 1828 was appointed governor of Mueang Khukhan to replace the previously slain governor Phraya Sankhaburi ( Thong Duang ). 1907 Monthon Isan into four sections ( Boriwen ) was divided, with Mueang Sangkha was assigned along with Mueang Surin Surin section. At that time Mueang Sangkha was divided into three districts, Sangkha, Si Khonphum and Changkan. 1912 Monthon Isan was divided into Monthon Roi Et and Ubon Ratchathani Monthon, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani Surin Monthon was assigned, Mueang Sankha remained in Mueang Surin.


  • Prasat Muen Chai - ruins of a Khmer temple in Tambon Krathiam.
  • Prasat Phum Pon - ruins of a Khmer temple in Tambon Dom.
  • Prasat Yai Ngao - remains of a Khmer prang in Tambon Sangkha.


Amphoe Sangkha is divided into twelve subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 187 villages ( Muban ).

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

  • Sangkha ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล สังขะ ), consisting of parts of the tambon Sangkha as well as parts of tambon Ban Chop.

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

Note: The missing numbers refer to tambon which now belong to Si Narong.