Lao Khwan district

Lao Khwan
Road 3306, tambon Lao Khwan
Road 3306, tambon Lao Khwan
District location in Kanchanaburi province
District location in Kanchanaburi province
Coordinates: 14°35′47″N 99°46′29″E / 14.59639°N 99.77472°E / 14.59639; 99.77472Coordinates: 14°35′47″N 99°46′29″E / 14.59639°N 99.77472°E / 14.59639; 99.77472
SeatLao Khwan
 • Total831.3 km2 (321.0 sq mi)
 • Total52,608
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code71210

Lao Khwan (Thai: เลาขวัญ, pronounced [lāw kʰwǎn]) is a district (amphoe) in the northeastern part of Kanchanaburi province, central Thailand.


Laotian people moved to establish a new village in the area of Ban Ko Ban Kao. Later people from Bo Phloi moved to the area. When the government established a new town, they named it Ban Lao Khwan.

The minor district (king amphoe) Lao Khwan was created on 1 October 1971, when the three tambons Lao Khwan, Nong Sano, and Nong Pradu were split off from Phanom Thuan district.[2] It was upgraded to a full district on 8 September 1976.[3]


Cassava fields near Ban Khao Wang, Lao Khwan District, in January, during Thailand's dry season

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Huai Krachao, Bo Phloi, Nong Prue of Kanchanaburi Province, Dan Chang, Nong Ya Sai, Don Chedi and U Thong of Suphanburi province.


The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 82 villages (mubans). Lao Khwan and Nong Fai are two townships (thesaban tambon), each covering parts of the same-named tambons. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.[1]
1. Lao Khwan เลาขวัญ 15 7,079
2. Nong Sano หนองโสน 9 8,230
3. Nong Pradu หนองประดู่ 10 9,349
4. Nong Pling หนองปลิง 17 9,335
5. Nong Nok Kaeo หนองนกแก้ว 10 5,990
6. Thung Krabam ทุ่งกระบ่ำ 12 6,833
7. Nong Fai หนองฝ้าย 9 5,792

Ban Nong Pradu is a village in the Nong Pradu subdistrict. It is known as the setting of the popular Thai martial arts film Ong-Bak starring Tony Jaa.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Population statistics 2017". Department of Provincial Administration (in Thai). Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  2. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอพนมทวน จังหวัดกาญจนบุรี ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอเลาขวัญ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 88 (109 ง): 2802. October 12, 1971.
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเลาขวัญ อำเภอคำม่วง อำเภอพิปูน อำเภอศรีเทพ อำเภอนาแห้ว อำเภอส่องดาว อำเภอควนกาหลง อำเภอค่ายบางระจัน อำเภอบ้านตาขุน และอำเภอกุดจับ พ.ศ. ๒๕๑๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 93 (109 ก special): 31–34. September 8, 1976.
  4. ^ "Ong Bak Live Show". Renown Travel. Retrieved 1 February 2022.

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