Mueang Chiang Rai District

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Mueang Chiang Rai
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 19°54′31″N 99°49′57″E / 19.90861°N 99.83250°E / 19.90861; 99.83250Coordinates: 19°54′31″N 99°49′57″E / 19.90861°N 99.83250°E / 19.90861; 99.83250
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
 • Total 1,216.1 km2 (469.5 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 227,142
 • Density 186.8/km2 (484/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 57000
Geocode 5701

Mueang Chiang Rai (Thai: เมืองเชียงราย; IPA: [mɯ̄aŋ tɕʰīaŋ rāːj], Lanna:mɯaŋ.tɕiaŋ.haaj) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Rai Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, Tambon Rop Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai


Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Mae Fa Luang, Mae Chan, Wiang Chiang Rung, Wiang Chai, Thoeng, Pa Daet, Phan, Mae Lao, Mae Suai of Chiang Rai Province and Mae Ai of Chiang Mai Province.

The Phi Pan Nam Mountains dominate the landscape of the southern side of the district. The Kok River is an important water resource.


The district is subdivided into 16 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 256 villages (muban). The city (thesaban nakhon) Chiang Rai covers the whole tambon Wiang and parts of Rop Wiang, San Sai and Rum Kok. The township (thesaban tambon) San Sai covers parts of tambon San Sai, and Ban Du the whole tambon Ban Du. There are further 14 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Wiang เวียง 5 12,430
2. Rop Wiang รอบเวียง 7 47,992
3. Ban Du บ้านดู่ 19 14,542
4. Nang Lae นางแล 14 10,312
5. Mae Khao Tom แม่ข้าวต้ม 23 12,500
6. Mae Yao แม่ยาว 18 19,958
7. San Sai สันทราย 11 11,621
11. Mae Kon แม่กรณ์ 13 6,439
12. Huai Chomphu ห้วยชมภู 11 13,494
13. Huai Sak ห้วยสัก 29 17,789
14. Rim Kok ริมกก 11 16,239
15. Doi Lan ดอยลาน 20 10,854
16. Pa O Don Chai ป่าอ้อดอนชัย 21 9,849
18. Tha Sai ท่าสาย 13 8,412
20. Doi Hang ดอยฮาง 8 4,444
21. Tha Sut ท่าสุด 11 10,267

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Mae Lao district.

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