Uthumphon Phisai District

Uthumphon Phisai (Thai: อุทุมพรพิสัย, pronounced [ʔù.tʰūm.pʰɔ̄ːn pʰí.sǎj]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Sisaket Province, lower northeastern Thailand.

Uthumphon Phisai

อุทุมพรพิสัย
Prasat Sa Kamphaeng Yai
District location in Sisaket Province
District location in Sisaket Province
Coordinates: 15°6′42″N 104°8′24″E / 15.11167°N 104.14000°E / 15.11167; 104.14000Coordinates: 15°6′42″N 104°8′24″E / 15.11167°N 104.14000°E / 15.11167; 104.14000
CountryThailand
ProvinceSisaket
SeatKamphaeng
Area
 • Total407.9 km2 (157.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total109,618
 • Density268.7/km2 (696/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code33120
Geocode3310

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Rasi Salai, Mueang Sisaket, Wang Hin, Prang Ku, Huai Thap Than, Mueang Chan, Pho Si Suwan, and Bueng Bun.

HistoryEdit

The district dates back to Mueang Uthumphon Phisai, which was converted into a district in 1911, then named Phachim Sisaket (ปจิมศีร์ษะเกษ). In 1913 it was renamed Uthomphon Phisai again.[1] The district office was in Ban Samrong Yai, tambon Samrong.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 19 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 232 villages (mubans). Kamphaeng is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Kamphaeng. There are a further 19 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Kamphaeng กำแพง 9 9,787
2. I Lam อี่หล่ำ 12 4,343
3. Kan Lueang ก้านเหลือง 20 9,287
4. Thung Chai ทุ่งไชย 9 4,579
5. Samrong สำโรง 17 7,851
6. Khaem แขม 12 4,424
7. Nong Hai หนองไฮ 12 5,320
8. Khayung ขะยูง 13 5,425
10. Ta Ket ตาเกษ 12 4,025
11. Hua Chang หัวช้าง 11 4,590
12. Rang Raeng รังแร้ง 12 5,391
14. Tae แต้ 8 2,853
15. Khae แข้ 9 4,855
16. Pho Chai โพธิ์ชัย 11 4,888
17. Pa Ao ปะอาว 14 5,194
18. Nong Hang หนองห้าง 17 8,808
22. Sa Kamphaeng Yai สระกำแพงใหญ่ 14 8,875
24. Khok Lam โคกหล่าม 10 3,720
25. Khok Chan โคกจาน 10 5,403

Missing numbers are tambons which now form the districts Mueang Chan and Pho Si Suwan.

PlacesEdit

Uthumphon Phisai is the home of Prasat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, the biggest Khmer-styled Hindu temple in the province.

Wat Pa Si Mongkhon Rattanaram is a Thai Buddhist temple in Theravāda sect. This temple is famous for its beautiful and fantasy Nāga cave and a white Buddha statue enshrined within.

Since January 2019 onwards every Friday evening, locals will join to close the road in Kamphaeng to make a cultural pedestrian street named Talat Ban Kao Hao Tamyae. Considered as a local flea market that collects various interesting products and many food.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

Local foodEdit

  • Kai yang mai madan: a Thai grilled chicken that uses madan (มะดัน, Garcinia schomburgkiana) skewers while grilling causing the chicken to have a sour smell from grilled wood, therefore makes it different from grilled chicken in other places. Its origin is in neighboring district Huai Thap Than. Hence the name Kai yang Huai Thap Than in other way.
  • Cricket ho mok
  • Frog ho mok
  • Khao chi: sticky rice, roll it into an oval and put on the hot charcoal fire along with brushing with eggs.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ แจ้งความกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 30 (0 ง): 1536–1537. October 12, 1913.
  2. ^ a b "Tasty Journey วัฒนธรรมยั่วน้ำลาย : เส้นทางรถไฟสายอีสานใต้ ตอนที่ 4" [Tasty Journey : food along the railroads ep.4]. PPTV HD (in Thai). 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2020-04-18.

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