Banphot Phisai district

Banphot Phisai
Khao No-Khao Kaeo, a double hill and scenic viewpoint of the district
Khao No-Khao Kaeo, a double hill and scenic viewpoint of the district
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
Coordinates: 15°56′9″N 99°58′56″E / 15.93583°N 99.98222°E / 15.93583; 99.98222Coordinates: 15°56′9″N 99°58′56″E / 15.93583°N 99.98222°E / 15.93583; 99.98222
ProvinceNakhon Sawan
 • Total909.9 km2 (351.3 sq mi)
 • Total88,300
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code

Banphot Phisai (Thai: บรรพตพิสัย, pronounced [bān.pʰót pʰí.sǎj]) is the northernmost district (amphoe) of Nakhon Sawan province, central Thailand.


At first, the central tambon was Tambon Ta Sang. In 1910, the government moved the district office to the west bank of the Ping River in the Tambon Tha Ngiew area and upgraded the district at the same time.

The name Banphot Phisai comes from the mountains in the district that look likes rows of prang.

In September 2020, Khao No, a promontory in the district, was claimed by locals to be the habitat of a giant ape. A photo was produced as evidence. The story went viral in Thailand, attracting many to the area. Primatologists said the creature sighted on the hilltop was most likely just an ordinary monkey.[1][2]


Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise): Bueng Na Rang and Pho Thale of Phichit province; Kao Liao, Mueang Nakhon Sawan, and Lat Yao of Nakhon Sawan Province; and Khanu Woralaksaburi and Bueng Samakkhi of Kamphaeng Phet province.


The district is divided into 13 subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 117 villages (mubans). The township (thesaban tambon) Banphot Phisai covers parts of tambons Tha Ngio and Charoen Phon. There are further 13 Tambon Administrative Organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Ngio ท่างิ้ว 8 7,413
2. Bang Ta Ngai บางตาหงาย 7 6,963
3. Hukwang หูกวาง 4 4,446
4. Ang Thong อ่างทอง 6 4,190
5. Ban Daen บ้านแดน 9 7,189
6. Bang Kaeo บางแก้ว 8 5,603
7. Ta Khit ตาขีด 8 8,508
8. Ta Sang ตาสัง 11 7,284
9. Dan Chang ด่านช้าง 13 6,935
10. Nong Krot หนองกรด 15 11,737
11. Nong Ta Ngu หนองตางู 13 6,341
12. Bueng Pla Thu บึงปลาทู 9 4,221
13. Charoen Phon เจริญผล 6 7,470


  1. ^ "CREATURE IN VIRAL CLIP IS 'UNLIKELY' TO BE A MYTHICAL APE". Khaosod. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  2. ^ "Visitors rush to Nakhon Sawan mountain after legendary monkey king 'sighted'". The Nation. 2020-09-26. Archived from the original on 2021-05-11. Retrieved 2021-05-11.

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