Doi Saket District

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Doi Saket
Thai: ดอยสะเก็ด
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°52′13″N 99°8′12″E / 18.87028°N 99.13667°E / 18.87028; 99.13667Coordinates: 18°52′13″N 99°8′12″E / 18.87028°N 99.13667°E / 18.87028; 99.13667
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Seat Doi Saket
Tambon 14
Muban 110
Amphoe established 1902
Area
 • Total 671.3 km2 (259.2 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 64,116
 • Density 95.5/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 50220
Geocode 5005
Mae Kuang Dam (เขื่อนแม่กวงอุดมธารา) in Doi Saket with the Khun Tan Range in the background and a seasonal wildfire
Chinese Cemetery in the Thai highlands near Doi Saket

Doi Saket (Thai: ดอยสะเก็ด; Northern Thai: Lanna-Doi Saket.png) is a district (amphoe) in the eastern part of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1902.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Mae On, San Kamphaeng, San Sai, Mae Taeng, Phrao of Chiang Mai Province, Wiang Pa Pao of Chiang Rai Province and Mueang Pan of Lampang Province.

The district is named after 1,816 m high Doi Saket (ดอยสะเก็ด), a mountain of the Khun Tan Range located in the eastern side of the district.

Life Style[edit]

The district is predominantly a rural farming area, containing a mixture of rice fields on the valley floor to orchard and other farming on the hillsides. The village proper is located a 30 minute drive east from Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai. It has some service providers for businesses in the neighboring city, such as a commercial laundry for Chiang Mai's hotels and a concrete production facility. However, the town's economic focus is still agricultural, and the city boasts a large produce market. The village is most famous with Thai tourists for its beautiful, modern-style wall murals inside of Wat Doi Saket.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 110 villages (muban). Doi Saket is a township (thesaban tambon), which covers parts of tambon Choeng Doi and Luang Nuea. There are further 13 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Choeng Doi เชิงดอย 13 10,750
2. San Pu Loei สันปูเลย 14 9,137
3. Luang Nuea ลวงเหนือ 10 6,330
4. Pa Pong ป่าป้อง 7 3,549
5. Sa-nga Ban สง่าบ้าน 5 2,225
6. Pa Lan ป่าลาน 6 1,993
7. Talat Khwan ตลาดขวัญ 6 3,418
8. Samran Rat สำราญราษฎร์ 8 3,366
9. Mae Khue แม่คือ 6 4,797
10. Talat Yai ตลาดใหญ่ 5 3,760
11. Mae Hoi Ngoen แม่ฮ้อยเงิน 6 3,848
12. Mae Pong แม่โป่ง 10 5,589
13. Pa Miang ป่าเมี่ยง 6 3,638
14. Thep Sadet เทพเสด็จ 8 1,716

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