31 December, 2023

Wiang Pa Pao District (อำเภอเวียงป่าเป้า) Chiang Mai Thailand #SMSnotes


Wiang Pa Pao covers parts of tambon Wiang, and Mae Khachan covers parts of tambon Mae Chai. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations.



Wiang Pa Pao was one of the mueang in northern Thailand. In 1905 the District Wiang Pa Pao was merged with Mueang Phong and renamed Mae Suai, while the central area of the old mueang kept the name as the minor district (King Khwaeng) Wiang Pa Pao. In 1907 it was upgraded to a full district.




Wiang Pa Pao is the southwesternmost district of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.GeographyNeighboring districts are Mae Suai, Phan of Chiang Rai Province, Wang Nuea, Mueang Pan of Lampang Province, Doi Saket and Phrao of Chiang Mai Province.



The Khun Tan Range runs along the west side of the district and its highest point, 2,031 m high Doi Mae Tho, is at its SW end.HistoryWiang Pa Pao was one of the mueang in northern Thailand. In 1905 the District Wiang Pa Pao was merged with Mueang Phong and renamed to Mae Suai, while the central area of the old mueang kept the name as the minor district Wiang Pa Pao. In 1907 it was upgraded to a full district.AdministrationThe district is divided into seven sub-districts, which are further subdivided into 92 villages . There are two sub-district municipalities .























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