Khao Chamao District

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Khao Chamao
เขาชะเมา
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Coordinates: 12°58′30″N 101°41′6″E / 12.97500°N 101.68500°E / 12.97500; 101.68500Coordinates: 12°58′30″N 101°41′6″E / 12.97500°N 101.68500°E / 12.97500; 101.68500
Country  Thailand
Province Rayong
Seat Huai Thap Mon
Area
 • Total 269.95 km2 (104.23 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 22,432
 • Density 83.1/km2 (215/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 21110
Geocode 2107

Khao Chamao (Thai: เขาชะเมา, pronounced [kʰǎw t͡ɕʰā.māw]) is a district (amphoe) of Rayong Province, eastern Thailand. The cycad Cycas chamaoensis is native to a mountain in this district.[1]

History[edit]

The minor district (King Amphoe) was split off from Klaeng district on May 31, 1993.[2]

Following a decision of the Thai government on May 15, 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were to be upgraded to full districts.[3] With the publishing in the Royal Gazette on August 24 the upgrade became official .[4]

Climate[edit]

May to October- Most days have high rates of rainfall. The atmosphere is humid with average temperatures of 24-25 degrees Celsius November to February- clear skies, nicely cool. Average temperatures of 21-23 degrees March to April – Average temperatures of 28-29 degrees Fauna: Animals that can probably still be found in the park are elephant, gaur, serow, bear, wild pig, deer, pileated gibbon and banded langur.[5]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

KhaoChamao Waterfall–There is a good viewpoint to see many fish with the clear waterfall Par Sawan (Sawan Cliff)– On the way to the cliff, Here is a rain forest which consists of woods and Prong and has many kinds of wild animals. KlongPla-Gang Waterfall–The trial to the fallpasses through rich forest.Many orchids, ferns and medicinal plants can also be seen along the trail to the waterfall. Caves in The Khao Wong Area -Some of cave are Rakon cave, Phet cave and Chedi cave.

Facilities[edit]

Tourist's restroom: There are toilets for tourists. Accommodation: Bungalows are also available. Camping site: National Park provides campground and restaurant for tourists. Parking: National Park provides parking lot for visitors. Food services: Restaurant is available in the Park. Visitor center: Visitor Center is open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bo Thong of Chonburi Province, Kaeng Hang Maeo of Chanthaburi Province, and Klaeng and Wang Chan of Rayong Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 21 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban) area, and 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Nam Pen น้ำเป็น 7 7,025
2. Huai Thap Mon ห้วยทับมอญ 8 7,419
3. Cham Kho ชำฆ้อ 9 5,650
4. Khao Noi เขาน้อย 5 2,338

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ PACSOA - Cycads
  2. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอแกลง จังหวัดระยอง ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอเขาชะเมา (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 110 (74 ง): 16. June 8, 1993. 
  3. ^ แถลงผลการประชุม ครม. ประจำวันที่ 15 พ.ค. 2550 (in Thai). Manager Online. 
  4. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอฆ้องชัย...และอำเภอเหล่าเสือโก้ก พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๐ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 124 (46 ก): 14–21. August 24, 2007. 
  5. ^ [1] Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park 2013

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