Phra Phutthabat District

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Phra Phutthabat
พระพุทธบาท
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Saraburi Province
Amphoe location in Saraburi Province
Coordinates: 14°43′32″N 100°47′43″E / 14.72556°N 100.79528°E / 14.72556; 100.79528Coordinates: 14°43′32″N 100°47′43″E / 14.72556°N 100.79528°E / 14.72556; 100.79528
Country  Thailand
Province Saraburi
Seat Phra Phutthabat
Area
 • Total 287.1 km2 (110.8 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 70.354
 • Density 245.1/km2 (635/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 18120
Geocode 1909

Phra Phutthabat (Thai: พระพุทธบาท) is a district (Amphoe) located in Saraburi Province, Thailand.

Wat Phra Buddha Baat

The district is named after the Wat Phra Phutthabat, meaning temple of Buddha's footprint. In the 17th century a hunter found a puddle of water which looked like a (oversized) footprint. It was declared a footprint of Buddha, and the temple was built around it.

Another well-known temple in the district is Wat Tham Krabok, both as a Hmong refugee camp and as for its drug rehabilitation program.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mueang Lop Buri and Phattana Nikhom of Lopburi Province, and Chaloem Phra Kiat, Sao Hai, Ban Mo, Nong Don.

Administration[edit]

The district Phra Phuttabat is subdivided into 9 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 67 villages (muban).

No. Name Thai name     
1. Phra Phutthabat พระพุทธบาท  6. Khao Wong เขาวง
2. Khun Khlon ขุนโขลน 7. Huai Pa Wai  ห้วยป่าหวาย 
3. Than Kasem ธารเกษม 8. Phu Krang พุกร่าง
4. Na Yao นายาว 9. Nong Kae หนองแก
5. Phu Kham Chan พุคำจาน

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