Wang Chao District

Amphoe Wang Chao ( Thai อำเภอ วัง เจ้า ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the east of the province of Tak in northern Thailand.


Amphoe Wang Chao lies to the east of the province of Tak. Important sources of water are the Maenam Ping ( Ping River ) and the smaller Wang Chao.

Adjacent Amphoe are seen from the west clockwise from: Phop Phra and Mueang Tak in Tak province, Kosamphi Nakhon, Mueang Kamphaeng Phet and Phran Kratai in the province of Kamphaeng Phet.


Wang Chao was initially formed as a small district ( King Amphoe ) Amphoe Mueang Tak with parts of were outsourced.

On 15 May 2007, the Thai government had decided that all 81 King Amphoe to rise in the simple Amphoe status to unify the administration. With the publication in the Royal Gazette " Issue 124 chapter 46" of 24 August 2007, this decision officially entered into force.


  • The National Park Khlong Wang Chao ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ คลอง วัง เจ้า ) is a Thai national park, it lies in the southern part of the district and the province of Kamphaeng Phet.


The motto of Wang Chao is about: gateway to Tak, with different cultures, the main products of corn and longan, many beautiful waterfalls, the National Park Khlong Wang Chao and beautiful woven products.


Amphoe Wang Chao consists of 3 sub-districts ( tambon), which further into 28 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

Wang Chao ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล วัง เจ้า ) is also the name of a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district. It consists of parts of the tambon Chiang Thong.

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