Mae Chan District
Doi Nang Non, the "Mountain of the Sleeping Lady"
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
|• Total||791.0 km2 (305.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||129.7/km2 (336/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
The district was created as the successor of Mueang Chiang Saen. The original center of the Mueang later became part of the minor district Chiang Saen Luang, so in 1939 this minor district was renamed to Chiang Saen, while the district Chiang Saen itself was renamed to Mae Chan.
The district is subdivided into 11 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 138 villages (muban). There are three townships (thesaban tambon) - Mae Chan and Mae Kham each cover parts of the same-named tambon, and Chan Chawa covers parts of tambon Chan Chawa and the whole tambon Chan Chawa Tai. There are further 9 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|6.||Tha Khao Plueak||ท่าข้าวเปลือก||14||7,510|
|12.||Chan Chawa Tai||จันจว้าใต้||12||8,700|
Missing numbers are tambon which now form Doi Luang district.
Doi Nang Non (ดอยนางนอน), "sleeping woman mountain", is an unusual land feature located in Mae Chan district on the western side of the highway between Chiang Rai and Mae Sai. The silhouette of the mountain range takes the shape of a reclining woman with long hair when seen from certain angles. There is a viewpoint at Mae Chan from where the "Sleeping Lady" can be observed best in good weather.
There are a number of caves and water courses in these karstic hills. Tum Luang and Khun Naam Nang Non, have been developed as a tourist attraction.
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
- Doi Nang Non - Location
- Doi Nang Non View Point