Sai Yok District
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
|• Total||2,728.922 km2 (1,053.643 sq mi)|
|• Density||18.9/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
The district is located in the valley of the Khwae Noi river in the Tenasserim Hills area. It borders to Myanmar to the south. Along the river the Death Railway runs till Nam Tok. Bong Ti is a transnational cross-border point expected to gain in importance if the planned Dawei deepwater port project goes ahead, along with a highway and a railway line between Bangkok and that harbor.
Apart from the nature of the Kwae Noi river valley, the other main attraction is the Mueang Sing historical park, which shows the westernmost Khmer style temple complex. Also popular for tourists is the Tiger Temple.
The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 55 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Lum Sum covers parts of tambon Lum Sum, and Nam Tok Sai Yok Noi parts of tambon Tha Sao. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
- Sai Yok was the location of shooting the Vietnam scenes of the 1978 film The Deer Hunter.
- Sai Yok was mention in song "Mon Sai Yok" (มนต์ไทรโยค - Magic Of Sai Yok) By The Famous Thai Pop rock Band "The Innocent" from an album "Yu Hor" (อยู่หอ - Stay Dorm) in 1982. The song is about how delight time and trip while being at Sai Yok.