Si Mahosot District

Amphoe Si Mahosot ( Thai: อำเภอ ศรี ม โห ส ถ ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the province of Prachinburi. The Prachinburi province is located in the eastern region of central Thailand.


Amphoe Si Mahosot is by following Amphoe limited ( seen from the north clockwise from ) the Amphoe Ban Sang, Prachinburi and Mueang Si Maha Phot in the province of Prachinburi Amphoe Phanom Sarakham, as well as in the province of Chachoengsao.


About 2,000 years ago a seedling of a tree from India to have been brought to Si Mahosot, which has been implanted at Wat Ton Pho Si Maha Pho and today with 20 m circumference and 30 m height represents the largest bodhi tree in the country. During the Dvaravati period found at Khok Pip an important settlement, whose remains are still found today on more than 100 hectares. It usually is Hindu buildings and facilities, such as ditches and laterite stupas.

Si Mahosot was born on February 15, 1970 initially as a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) named Khok Pip set up by the three Tambon Khok Pip, Khu Lam Phan Phai Cha Lueat were separated from Amphoe Si Maha Phot. On April 13, 1977, got the full Amphoe status. On June 3, 1993 Khok Pip was renamed Si Mahosot.


Amphoe Si Mahosot is ( tambon) divided into four municipalities, which continue in 24 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

Khok Pip ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล โคกปีบ ) is also the name of a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district, it includes parts of tambon Khok Pip.

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