Sung Noen District

Amphoe Sung Noen ( in Thai: อำเภอ สูงเนิน ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the center of Nakhon Ratchasima. The Nakhon Ratchasima province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.


Sung Noen is located about 36 kilometers from the provincial capital of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Neighboring districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Dan Khun Thot, the Kham Thale So, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Pak Thong Chai, Wang Nam khiao and Sikhio. All Amphoe located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima.


In Tambon Khorat had once been two cities, Mueang Sema ( เมือง เสมา ) and Mueang Khorakapura ( เมือง โค รา ฆ ปุ ระ ). They were near the Maenam Lam Takhong. When that dried up for a long time, the inhabitants of the two cities should be moved to the time of King Narai to the point is the provincial capital at today. The Fine Arts Department has made there excavations and dated Mueang Sema to the Dvaravati period.

An inscription indicates the ancient kingdom Canasapura.


The oval fortifications of Mueang Sema is about 2 kilometers long and 1.4 kilometers wide. Worth seeing is there in Wat Thammachak an almost 12 meter long reclining Buddha statue made ​​of sandstone.

In Mueang Khorakapura ( เมือง โค รา ฆ ปุ ระ ) some ruins have been found of Khmer temples, Prasat Non Ku for example ( ปราสาท โนน กู่ ), Prasat Mueang Khaek ( ปราสาท เมือง แขก ) and Prasat Mueang Kao ( ปราสาท เมือง เก่า ).


The Amphoe is divided into 11 subdistricts ( tambon), which in turn together hold 127 municipalities ( Muban ).

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

  • Kut Chik ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล กุด จิก ) consists of parts of tambon Na sound and Kut Chik,
  • Sung Noen ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล สูงเนิน ) consists of parts of the Tambon Noen Sung.

There are also eleven administrative organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ).