Sikao District

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Sikao
สิเกา
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Trang Province
Amphoe location in Trang Province
Coordinates: 7°34′18″N 99°20′42″E / 7.57167°N 99.34500°E / 7.57167; 99.34500Coordinates: 7°34′18″N 99°20′42″E / 7.57167°N 99.34500°E / 7.57167; 99.34500
Country  Thailand
Province Trang
Seat Bo Hin
Area
 • Total 524.0 km2 (202.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 34,486
 • Density 63.6/km2 (165/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 92150
Geocode 9205

Sikao (Thai: สิเกา) is a district (Amphoe) in the northwestern part of Trang Province, Thailand.

History[edit]

Sikao district was established in 1887. The present district office was officially opened March 1, 1987. Sikao district administrative office is located in Bohin subdistrict (Sikao townships)

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Khlong Thom of Krabi Province, Wang Wiset, Mueang Trang and Kantang of Trang Province. To the west is the Andaman Sea.

Goods product and incomes[edit]

  • Rubber products
  • Rubber wood products
  • Fishery and Aquaculture
  • Palm oil
  • Tourism

Tourist destination[edit]

  • Pakmeng beach หาดปากเมง
  • Changlang beach หาดฉางหลาง
  • Chaomai beach (Haad Chao Mai Marine National Park) อุทยานแห่งชาิติทางทะเล หาดเจ้าไหม
  • Rajamagala (Rajamongol) beach หาดราชมงคล
  • Rajamangala Aquarium พิพิธภัณฑ์สัตว์น้ำราชมงคล
  • Hua Hin beach หาดหัวหิน
  • Angthong waterfall น้ำตกอ่างทอง
  • Wat Tham Khaopedan วัดถ้ำเขาเพดาน (Cave)
  • Khao Jetyod เขาเจ็ดยอด (Mount&Mangrove)

Hotel, resorts and restaurant[edit]

  • Anantra Sikao resort & spa hotel
  • Pakmeng resort
  • Laytrang resort
  • Changlang resort
  • Bohin fishcage homestay
  • Rajamangala resort
  • Mekmai resort

Education[edit]

Official office in Sikao District[edit]

  • Sikao administration office
  • Haad Chao Mai Marine National Park office
  • Trang Horticultural Research center
  • Trang Coastal Aquaculture Research station
  • Sikao Hospital
  • Sikao Police station
  • Sikao Post office
  • Sikao Highway District office

Pier[edit]

  • Pakmeng pier
  • Klongson pier
  • Sikao pier

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 40 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Sikao covers parts of tambon Bo Hin, and Khuan Kun covers parts of Kalase. There are further 5 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Bo Hin บ่อหิน 9 7,780
2. Khao Mai Kaeo เขาไม้แก้ว 9 5,961
3. Kalase กะลาเส 8 7,611
4. Mai Fat ไม้ฝาด 7 8,296
5. Na Mueang Phet นาเมืองเพชร 7 4,838
 Map of Tambon

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