Si Thep District
District location in Phetchabun Province
|• Total||810.0 km2 (312.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||78.1/km2 (202/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Higham reports of a 7th century Dvaravati inscription from Sri Thep that states, "In the year...a king who is nephew of the great King, who is the son of Pruthiveenadravarman, and who is great as Bhavavarman, who has renowned moral principles, who is powerful and the terror of his enemies, erects this inscription on ascending the throne." A moat enclosed 4.7 square km, while the Khao Klang Nai structure dates from the 6th to 7th century. Prang Song Phi Nong and Prang Sri Thep were built in the 11th to 12th centuries.:303,308–309
The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 93 villages (mubans). The township (thesaban tambon) Sawang Watthana covers parts of tambon Sa Kruat. There are seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).