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Sangkhla Buri District

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Country  Thailand
Time zone  THA (UTC+7)
Geocode  7108
Population  40,162 (2005)
Seat  Nong Lu
Postal code  71240
Area  3,349 km²
Province  Kanchanaburi Province
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Points of interest  Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Three Pagodas Pass, Pom Pee View Point, Mon Village, Mon Bridge

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Sangkhla Buri is a district (Amphoe) in the Kanchanaburi Province in western Thailand.

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Map of Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Geography

Sangkhla Buri is located in the far west of the province, at the boundary to Myanmar. The Three Pagodas Pass is the border crossing station to Myanmar. A big part of the district is covered by the Khao Laem Reservoir, an artificial lake formed by the Vajiralongkorn Dam in the Khwae Noi River.

Neighboring are (from west clockwise) Tanintharyi Division, Mon State and Kayin State of Myanmar, the district Umphang of Tak Province, and Thong Pha Phum of Kanchanaburi.

History

In 1939 the district Wang Ka (วังกะ) was renamed to Sangkhla Buri, which was previously the name of the minor district Thong Pha Phum. On May 20, 1941 the district was downgraded to a minor district (King Amphoe) and made a subordinate of Thong Pha Phum district. It then consisted of the four tambon Nong Lu, Prangphle, Laiwo and Lang Phu Sa. It was again upgraded to full district status on July 27, 1965.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 20 villages (muban). Wang Ka is a township (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of the tambon Nong Lu. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

Most popular tourist landmark

A 2014 Bangkok Post article said that the "Uttamanusorn Bridge, better known as Saphan Mon, was built almost 30 years ago by the people, for the people of Ban Wangka, a Mon village" - "is the most popular tourist landmark in the district".

References

Sangkhla Buri District Wikipedia


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