Tha Muang District

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Tha Muang
Muang Chum village, view from Wat Tham Seu
Muang Chum village, view from Wat Tham Seu
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°58′0″N 99°38′19″E / 13.96667°N 99.63861°E / 13.96667; 99.63861Coordinates: 13°58′0″N 99°38′19″E / 13.96667°N 99.63861°E / 13.96667; 99.63861
Country Thailand
Province Kanchanaburi
Seat Tha Muang
 • Total 610.97 km2 (235.90 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 105,415
 • Density 172.5/km2 (447/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 71110
Geocode 7106

Tha Muang (Thai: ท่าม่วง, pronounced [tʰâː mûa̯ŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Kanchanaburi Province, central Thailand.


The district was established in 1898. Later people in the district moved southward to nearby Wat Si Loha Rat Bamrung. They changed the district name to Wang Khanai (วังขนาย). In 1939 Phra Woraphak Phibun, then head of the district, renamed the district Tha Muang after the name of the central tambon.[1]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Dan Makham Tia, Mueang Kanchanaburi, Bo Phloi, Phanom Thuan, Tha Maka of Kanchanaburi Province, Ban Pong, and Chom Bueng of Ratchaburi Province.

The important water resource is the Mae Klong River. The Mae Klong Dam on the Mae Klong River is in the district.


The district is divided into 13 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 113 villages (muban). There are five townships (thesaban tambon) within the district: Tha Muang, Nong Khao, and Nong Takya each cover parts of the same-named tambon, while Samrong covers parts of tambon Phang Tru and the tambon Wang Sala. Also parts of tambon Tha Lo belong to the town Kanchanaburi. There are another 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Muang ท่าม่วง 5 14,325
2. Wang Khanai วังขนาย 7 7,102
3. Wang Sala วังศาลา 9 11,827
4. Tha Lo ท่าล้อ 6 10,321
5. Nong Khao หนองขาว 12 8,429
6. Thung Thong ทุ่งทอง 7 8,133
7. Khao Noi เขาน้อย 6 5,013
8. Muang Chum ม่วงชุม 5 6,454
9. Ban Mai บ้านใหม่ 11 7,118
10. Phang Tru พังตรุ 9 8,387
11. Tha Takro ท่าตะคร้อ 7 3,694
12. Rang Sali รางสาลี่ 14 6,797
13. Nong Tak Ya หนองตากยา 15 7,815


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