Fang (town)

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Fang

ฝาง
Wiang Fang
Doi Ang Khang
Fang is located in Thailand
Fang
Fang
Location of the city within Thailand
Coordinates: 19°55′8″N 99°12′49″E / 19.91889°N 99.21361°E / 19.91889; 99.21361Coordinates: 19°55′8″N 99°12′49″E / 19.91889°N 99.21361°E / 19.91889; 99.21361
Country Thailand
ProvinceChiang Mai Province
Government
 • TypeSubdistrict municipality
Area
 • Subdistrict Municipality2.714 km2 (1.048 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Subdistrict Municipality7,635
 • Density2,813/km2 (7,290/sq mi)
 • Metro
24,851
 • Metro density89.29/km2 (231.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)

Fang or "Wiang Fang" ("wiang" is a walled city or town) is a town in the northern Chiang Mai Province, Thailand, also known as Thesaban Wiang Fang, the capital of Fang District. It is 154 km north of Chiang Mai, among the highest mountains in the country.

History[edit]

According to the Yonok chronicle, Mueang Fang was built in 641 by King Lawa Changkarat. Later King Mengrai the Great reigned in Fang before building Wiang Kum Kam and Chiang Mai of the Lanna Kingdom for one year around 1268. It seems that Mengrai used Mueang Fang for the base to invade Hariphunchai.

Etymology[edit]

The landscape of Fang looked like the seed of a fang tree (Caesalpinia sappan). The town was named after the tree.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Mu 1, 10 Tambon San Sai, Mu 7 (Ban Mea Jai) Tambon Wiang, Mu 2, 4 Tambon Wiang, and Mu 2 Tambon Wiang.

Administration[edit]

The town is subdivided into 12 boroughs ("chumchon"), which include five villages (muban) of the Wiang subdistrict - Mu 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9.

No. Name Thai name
1. Ton Nun ชุมชนต้นหนุน
2. Pan Naram ชุมชนปัณณาราม
3. Chaeng Hua Rin ชุมชนแจ่งหัวริน
4. Phra Nang Sam Phio ชุมชนพระนางสามผิว
5. Suan Dok ชุมชนสวนดอก
6. Chedi Ngam ชุมชนเจดีย์งาม
7. Pa Bong ชุมชนป่าบง
8. Thep Amnuai ชุมชนเทพอำนวย
9. Ton Hang ชุมชนต้นฮ่าง
10. San Pa Nai ชุมชนสันป่าไหน่
11. Phai Lom ชุมชนไผ่ล้อม
12. Phai Tong ชุมชนไผ่ทอง

Education[edit]

The school structure is divided into four key stages: the first three years in elementary school, Prathom 1–3, are for ages 6–8; the second level, Prathom 4–6 are for children 9–11; the third level, Matthayom 1–3, is for ages 12–14. The upper secondary level of schooling consists of Matthayom 4–6 for ages 15–17 and is divided into academic and vocational streams. There are academic upper secondary schools, vocational upper secondary schools, and comprehensive schools offering academic and vocational tracks. Students who choose the academic stream usually intend to enter a university. Vocational schools offer programs that prepare students for employment.

Secondary school (Prathom 1 – Matthayom 3)[edit]

  1. Ban Wiang Fang School (public)
  2. Saiaksorn School (private)

High school (Prathom 1–Matthayom 6)[edit]

Rangsee Vittaya School (Christian school)

Technical college[edit]

Thana Technology International College Chiang Mai (private)

Climate[edit]

Fang has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are fairly dry and warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is average around year at 25 °C (77 °F). The monsoon season runs from late-April through October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, although nights remain warm.

Climate data for Fang, Thailand
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
31
(88)
34
(93)
35
(95)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
29
(84)
28
(82)
31.6
(88.9)
Average low °C (°F) 13
(55)
14
(57)
17
(63)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
17
(63)
14
(57)
19.4
(66.9)
Source: [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climatological Information for Fang, Thailand". World Weather Online. Retrieved 2013-05-17.

External links[edit]

  • Fang travel guide from Wikivoyage