Sangkhla Buri District

Amphoe Sangkhla Buri (also Sangkhaburi, Thai อำเภอ สังขละบุรี ) is a district ( Amphoe ) in the northern part of Kanchanaburi province.

The Kanchanaburi province to the west of Central Thailand on the border with Myanmar ( Burma).


The neighboring counties and regions are from clockwise from the west: the Tanintharyi Division, the Mon State and Kayin State of Burma, the Umphang ( Tak province ) and Amphoe Thong Pha Phum, Kanchanaburi province.

Amphoe Sangkhla Buri is crossed by the mountains of Tenasserim chain and is mostly densely forested. The population density is 13 inhabitants with / km ² very low. There are no major cities. In the mountains spring from numerous rivers, most of which feed the Vajiralongkorn Dam, its northern part lies in this district and drains into the River Kwai.

In Amphoe Sangkhla Buri is the northern part of Khao Laem National Park as well as the southwestern part of the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife area.

Amphoe Sangkhla Buri has a border crossing with Myanmar at the Three Pagodas Pass, which has played a role multiple times in the history of the two countries.


In 1939, the county Wang Ka ( วัง กะ ) renamed Sangkhla Buri. This name was formerly part of the small district ( King Amphoe ) Thong Pha Phum. On May 20, 1949, the circuit to the sub-district ( King Amphoe ) was downgraded and assigned to the district Thong Pha Phum. At that time belonged to the Tambon Nong Lu, Prangphle, Laiwo and Long Phu Sa to the circle. On July 27, 1965, he was again raised to the Amphoe status.


The county Sangkhlaburi is divided into three subdistricts ( tambon), which continues in 20 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.

The small town ( thesaban tambon) Wang Ka ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล วัง กะ ) consists of parts of the tambon Nong Lu.

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