Ton Pheung District

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Ton Pheung
Muang (district)
Location in Laos
Location in Laos
Country  Laos
Province Bokeo Province
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)

Ton Pheung is a district (muang) of Bokeo Province in north-western Laos .[1] The district lies in northwest Laos and borders Tachilek District of Burma and Amphoe Chiang Saen and Amphoe Chiang Khong of Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.


Given its location, the district has been the center of much conflict in the past. A dispute broke out in 1999 over Thai farmers cultivating on district lands and on February 25, 2008 an attack broke out on the Burmese border involving Burmese drug lords. A drug gang in Burma led by Naw Kham attacked a Chinese maritime police boat on the Mekong River, injuring Chinese border guards. They were sent to Kasemrad Sriburin General Hospital in Chiang Rai to recover.[2]


The economy is based on agriculture in the district. The Chinese have invested in the district and have sought to establish it as a Free Trade Area.[3]

Border checkpoint

Towns and villages[edit]


  1. ^ Maplandia world gazetteer
  2. ^ "Drug Gang Blamed for Chinese Boat Attacke". The Irrawaddy. February 29, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2009.
  3. ^ "Foreign Investments in Laos Tops $6 Billion". March 19, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2009.