Lat Yao district

Lat Yao
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
Coordinates: 15°45′15″N 99°47′26″E / 15.75417°N 99.79056°E / 15.75417; 99.79056Coordinates: 15°45′15″N 99°47′26″E / 15.75417°N 99.79056°E / 15.75417; 99.79056
ProvinceNakhon Sawan
 • Total691.1 km2 (266.8 sq mi)
 • Total91,704
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code

Lat Yao (Thai: ลาดยาว, pronounced [lâːt jāːw]) is a district (amphoe) of Nakhon Sawan province, central Thailand.


Originally, Lat Yao was part of Krok Phra district. Khun Lat Boriban (ขุนลาดบริบาล), the head of the tambon, developed the infrastructure of the tambon. In 1913, he proposed to the governor of Nakhon Sawan that the tambon should be upgraded to a district. The project was approved and the new district created.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Khanu Woralaksaburi of Kamphaeng Phet province, Banphot Phisai, Mueang Nakhon Sawan and Krok Phra of Nakhon Sawan Province, Sawang Arom of Uthai Thani province, and Chum Ta Bong and Mae Wong of Nakhon Sawan.


The Sakrae Krang River flows through the district. The Department of Royal Irrigation (RID) has declared its intention to build a dam on the river in the district. The dam has attracted significant local opposition. Opponents have rejected four health and environment impact assessments (EHIA), pointing out that they fail to address mitigation and the impact on the forest ecology.[1]


The district is divided into 12 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 149 villages (mubans). Lat Yao and Sanchao Kai To are two townships (thesaban tambon), each covering parts of the same-named tambon. There are a further 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Lat Yao ลาดยาว 21 18,811
2. Huai Nam Hom ห้วยน้ำหอม 9 6,773
3. Wang Ma วังม้า 16 6,883
4. Wang Mueang วังเมือง 10 3,082
5. Soi Lakhon สร้อยละคร 10 2,693
6. Map Kae มาบแก 7 2,590
7. Nong Yao หนองยาว 9 4,823
8. Nong Nom Wua หนองนมวัว 9 5,149
9. Ban Rai บ้านไร่ 24 12,611
10. Noen Khilek เนินขี้เหล็ก 12 6,506
16. Sanchao Kai To ศาลเจ้าไก่ต่อ 12 13,491
17. Sa Kaeo สระแก้ว 10 8,292

The missing numbers 11-15 were split off as Mae Wong district


  • Wat Khao Samuk [2]

In media

Lat Yao, especially Nong Nom Wua, was the backdrop for 2015's popular TV drama, Channel 3's Sud Kaen Saen Ruk.[2]


  1. ^ Wipatayotin, Apinya (4 September 2017). "Better options urged for Mae Wong dam". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Zoom (2015-07-17). "บ้านหนองนมวัว...วันนี้ ไม่มี "อีแย้ม" มีแต่ "เจ๊วีณา"" [Ban Nong Nok, there is no "I Yam" but only "Jay Veena"]. Thai Rath (in Thai).

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