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River Systems Of Thailand
Thailand
Thailand
has 25 river basins with 254 sub-basins. Rainwater is one of the most important sources of water. Thailand's water resource per capita is less than that of other countries in the region. The two principal river systems of Thailand
Thailand
are the Chao Phraya and the Mekong. Together, these rivers support the irrigation for Thailand's agricultural economy. In addition to these two large systems, there are a number of other river systems and individual rivers which drain the lands within Thailand's borders into the Gulf of Thailand
Thailand
and the Andaman Sea . One-third of the nation's rivers flow into the Mekong. The Mekong is the only river system in Thailand
Thailand
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Phetchaburi River
The PHETCHABURI RIVER (Thai : แม่น้ำเพชรบุรี, RTGS : Maenam Phetchaburi, pronounced ) is a river in western Thailand
Thailand
. It has its source in the Tenasserim Hills
Tenasserim Hills
, in the Kaeng Krachan National Park , Kaeng Krachan district and flows through Tha Yang , Ban Lat , Mueang Phetchaburi and mouths into the Bay of Bangkok
Bay of Bangkok
in Ban Laem district . It is 210 kilometres (130 mi) long, most of which is within the Phetchaburi Province . It is the backbone of this province. This article related to a river in Thailand
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Prachin Buri River
The PRACHIN BURI RIVER (Thai : แม่น้ำปราจีนบุรี, rtgs : Maenam Prachin Buri, Thai pronunciation: ) begins at the confluence of the Phra Prong , Hanuman , and Prachantakham rivers in amphoe Kabin Buri , Prachinburi Province . It passes amphoe Si Maha Phot , Mueang Prachinburi , and Ban Sang . The river merges with the Nakhon Nayok River to become the Bang Pakong River at the border of amphoe Ban Sang and amphoe Bang Nam Priao , Chachoengsao Province . This article related to a river in Thailand is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Kaeng Krachan National Park
KAENG KRACHAN (Thai : แก่งกระจาน) is the largest national park of Thailand . It is on the border with Burma , contiguous with the Tanintharyi Nature Reserve . It is a popular park owing to its proximity to the tourist town of Hua Hin . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Flora and fauna * 4 Wild fruits * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHY Kaeng Krachan Reservoir The park covers parts of the districts Nong Ya Plong , Kaeng Krachan , and Tha Yang of Phetchaburi Province , and of Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province . It consists mainly of rain forest on the eastern slope of the Tenasserim Mountain Range . The highest elevation in the park is 1,513 meters, in a "joint area of Thailand and Myanmar". The second highest mountain peak is Kao Panern Toong with an elevation of 1,207 m. Two main rivers originate within the park area, the Pranburi River and the Phetchaburi River
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Amphoe Kaeng Krachan
KAENG KRACHAN (Thai : แก่งกระจาน, pronounced ) is a district (Amphoe ) of Phetchaburi Province , western Thailand . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe district was created as a minor district (king amphoe ) on January 1, 1988 by splitting off the three tambon Kaeng Krachan, Song Phi Nong and Wang Chan from Tha Yang district . On November 3, 1993 it was upgraded to a full district. GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Nong Ya Plong , Ban Lat and Tha Yang of Phetchaburi Province, and Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province . To the west is the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar . Most of the area of the district are the forested hills of the Kaeng Krachan National Park . Both the Phetchaburi and Pranburi River originate within these hills. The district is among the lowest populated districts of Thailand
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Amphoe Tha Yang
THA YANG (Thai : ท่ายาง, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) in the southern part of Phetchaburi Province , western Thailand . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 Geography * 4 Administration * 5 References * 6 External links ETYMOLOGYIn 1910, the western part of the district (which now is Kaeng Krachan District ) was covered by dense forest. The main trees are Makha (Monkey Pod wood, Afzelia xylocarpa ), Takhian (Ironwood , Hopea odorata ) and Yang (Dipterocarpus alatus ). Thus when the government established the district, they named it Tha Yang (literally, Yang tree pier). HISTORYThe district was originally named Yang Yong, and was renamed to Tha Yang in 1939. GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mueang Phetchaburi , Ban Lat , Kaeng Krachan of Phetchaburi Province, Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province , Cha-am of Phetchaburi Province and the Gulf of Thailand
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Bay Of Bangkok
The BAY OF BANGKOK (Thai : อ่าวกรุงเทพ, rtgs : Ao Krung Thep, Thai pronunciation: ), also known as the Bight of Bangkok, is the northernmost part of the Gulf of Thailand
Gulf of Thailand
, roughly extending from Hua Hin
Hua Hin
to the west and Sattahip to the east. Three of the major rivers of central Thailand
Thailand
empty into the bay - the Chao Phraya and its distributary Tha Chin , the Mae Klong and the Bang Pa Kong River . There are some islands off the eastern shores of the bay, like Ko Sichang , Ko Lan and Ko Phai
Ko Phai
. REFERENCES * ^ Hydrographic Service of the Royal Thai Navy
Royal Thai Navy
, Chart 142 This Thailand
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Prachinburi Province
PRACHIN BURI (Thai : ปราจีนบุรี, rtgs : Prachin Buri, pronounced ) is a province (changwat) of Thailand . Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Ratchasima , Sa Kaeo , Chachoengsao , and Nakhon Nayok . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Symbols * 3 Administrative divisions * 4 Economy * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHYThe province is divided into two major parts, the low river valley of the Prachin Buri River , and the higher lands with plateaus and mountains of the Sankamphaeng Range , the southern prolongation of the Dong Phaya Yen mountains . In those areas are also two national parks , Khao Yai and Tab Larn National Park . SYMBOLSThe provincial seal shows the Bodhi tree . It symbolizes the first Bodhi tree planted about 2,000 years ago in the temple Wat Si Maha Phot. The provincial colors are red and yellow. Red symbolises the land and yellow, Buddhism . The provincial tree is the Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa)
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River
A RIVER is a natural flowing watercourse , usually freshwater , flowing towards an ocean , sea , lake or another river. In some cases a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water. Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream , creek, brook, rivulet, and rill . There are no official definitions for the generic term river as applied to geographic features , although in some countries or communities a stream is defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are "run" in some parts of the United States, "burn " in Scotland and northeast England, and "beck" in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek, but not always: the language is vague. Rivers are part of the hydrological cycle
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Nakhon Nayok River
The NAKHON NAYOK RIVER (Thai : แม่น้ำนครนายก, rtgs : Maenam Nakhon Nayok, Thai pronunciation: ) originates in the Khao Yai National park. It flows heading to Southwest, passes the districts Mueang Nakhon Nayok , Ban Na and Ongkharak of Nakhon Nayok Province . It then joins the Prachin Buri River to become the Bang Pakong River in Ban Sang district , Prachinburi Province at Pak Nam Yothaka. The river is 130 kilometres (81 mi) long. Coordinates : 13°54′N 101°10′E / 13.900°N 101.167°E / 13.900; 101.167 This article related to a river in Thailand is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Prachinburi River
The PRACHIN BURI RIVER (Thai : แม่น้ำปราจีนบุรี, rtgs : Maenam Prachin Buri, Thai pronunciation: ) begins at the confluence of the Phra Prong , Hanuman , and Prachantakham rivers in amphoe Kabin Buri , Prachinburi Province . It passes amphoe Si Maha Phot , Mueang Prachinburi , and Ban Sang . The river merges with the Nakhon Nayok River to become the Bang Pakong River at the border of amphoe Ban Sang and amphoe Bang Nam Priao , Chachoengsao Province . This article related to a river in Thailand is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Amphoe Ban Sang
BAN SANG (Thai : บ้านสร้าง, pronounced ) is the westernmost district (amphoe ) of Prachinburi Province , central Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 References HISTORYIn the past the area of the district was dense forest with many wild elephants. Laotians from Vientiane
Vientiane
moved to settle their village in the area, which they named Ban Chang (lit., Elephant village). Later the name changed to Ban Sang. Ban Sang district was established in 1905. GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Ongkharak , Mueang Nakhon Nayok , and Pak Phli of Nakhon Nayok Province
Nakhon Nayok Province
, Mueang Prachinburi and Si Mahosot of Prachinburi Province, Ratchasan , Bang Khla , Khlong Khuean and Bang Nam Priao of Chachoengsao Province
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Amphoe Ban Lat
BAN LAT (Thai : บ้านลาด, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) in the central part of Phetchaburi Province , western Thailand . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khao Yoi , Mueang Phetchaburi , Tha Yang , Kaeng Krachan and Nong Ya Plong of Phetchaburi Province. HISTORYOriginally named Tha Chang (ท่าช้าง), it was renamed to Ban Lat in 1939. ADMINISTRATIONThe district is subdivided into 18 subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 115 villages (muban ). Ban Lat is a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon ) and covers the whole tambon Ban Lat. There are further 14 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO). NO. NAME THAI INH
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Amphoe Mueang Phetchaburi
MUEANG PHETCHABURI (Thai : เมืองเพชรบุรี, pronounced ) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang ) of Phetchaburi Province , western Thailand . HISTORYThe district was established around 1903. The government named it Khlong Krachaeng because its center was located in Tambon Khlong Krachaeng. GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) Ban Laem , Khao Yoi , Ban Lat , Tha Yang of Phetchaburi Province and the Bay of Bangkok . The important water resource is the Phetchaburi River . ADMINISTRATIONThe district is subdivided into 24 subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 184 villages (muban ). There are three municipal areas within the district - the town (thesaban mueang ) Phetchaburi covers the complete tambon Tha Rap and Khlong Krachaeng. Further there are two townships (thesaban tambon ), Hat Chao Sam Ran covers the whole tambon Hat Chao Sam Ran, and Hua Saphan covers the whole Hua Saphan and Wang Tako
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Samut Songkhram
SAMUT SONGKHRAM (Thai : สมุทรสงคราม (Pronunciation)) is the capital of Samut Songkhram Province . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Geography * 3 History * 4 References * 5 External links * 6 Gallery ETYMOLOGYThe word "samut" originates from the Sanskrit word "smudra" meaning "ocean", and the word "songkhram" from the Sanskrit "sangrama" meaning "war". Hence the name of the province literally means "war ocean". GEOGRAPHYSamut Songkhram is at the mouth of the Mae Klong River to the Gulf of Thailand . By means of canals (khlong ) the water of the river is spread through the province for irrigation. At the coast are many evaporation ponds for producing sea salt . HISTORYIn the Ayutthaya period the area of Samut Songkhram was known as Suan Nok (Thai สวนนอก, "outer garden") and was administrated by Ratchaburi. During the reign of King Taksin it became a province
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Ratchaburi Province
RATCHABURI or RAT BURI (Thai : ราชบุรี, pronounced or ), is one of the western provinces (changwat) of Thailand
Thailand
. Neighbouring provinces are (from north clockwise) Kanchanaburi , Nakhon Pathom , Samut Sakhon , Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi . In the west it borders Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar
Myanmar
. Ratchaburi is 80 kilometres west of Bangkok
Bangkok
and borders Burma
Burma
to the west with the Tanaosi Range as a natural borderline. The Mae Klong River flows through the centre of Ratchaburi town
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