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Amphoe Khun Tan
Khun Tan (Thai: ขุนตาล; IPA: [kʰǔn tāːn]) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Province, northern Thailand.Contents1 History 2 Etymology 3 Geography 4 Administration 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The government separated three tambon of Thoeng District to create the minor district (king amphoe) Khun Ta on 1 April 1992.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 5 December 1996.[2] Etymology[edit] The name Khun Tan comes from Khun Tan River, which forms the backbone of in Tambon
Tambon
Pa Tan
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Khun Tan (other)
Khun Tan may refer to:Thai: ทิวเขาขุนตานKhun Tan Range Doi Khun Tan National Park Khun Tan Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in Thailand in Lampang and Lamphun provinces Khun Tan Station, the highest railway station in ThailandThai: ทิวเขาขุนตาล, after "Tan" (ตาล), the Borassus flabellifer palm treeKhun Tan District in Chiang Rai province Khun Tan River, Chiang Rai provinceDisambiguation page providing links to articles with similar titles This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Khun Tan. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the inten
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Borassus Flabellifer
Borassus
Borassus
flabellifer, commonly known as doub palm, palmyra palm, tala palm, toddy palm or wine palm,[2] is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, including Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia
Indonesia
and the Philippines.[3] It is reportedly naturalized in Pakistan, Socotra, and parts of China.[4][5]Contents1 Description1.1 Fruit 1.2 Sap 1.3 Sprouts 1.4 Leaves 1.5 Trunk 1.6 Crown2 Cultivation 3 Cultural symbolism 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksDescription[edit] Borassus
Borassus
flabellifer is a robust tree and can reach a height of 30 metres (98 ft). The trunk is grey, robust and ringed with leaf scars; old leaves remain attached to the trunk for several years before falling cleanly
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Wat Phra Kaew, Chiang Rai
Wat Phra Kaew[1] (Thai: วัดพระแก้ว) is a third-common-class royal temple situated in the area of 10,640 square metres on Trairat road, Wiang sub-district, Muang Chiang Rai in Chiang Rai City, Thailand. The King of Thailand upgraded the temple to the royal temple on May 31, 1978. The temple gains historical importance as the place where the Emerald Buddha
Emerald Buddha
was found. It is also one of the main centres of Buddhist education and the Sangha’s administration in northern Thailand. Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
is famous throughout Thailand as the original home of the translucent green Buddha which graces the Emerald Buddha
Emerald Buddha
Temple in Bangkok’s Grand Palace. It was discovered in 1434 when a bolt of lighting hit an old Chedi
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The Naval City Pillar Of Chiang Rai
The Navel City Pillar of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
(Thai: เสาสะดือเมืองเชียงราย (เสาหลักเมือง)) was constructed in 1987 on the occasion of the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
King Bhumibol Adulyadej
and the 725th anniversary of the City of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
in northern Thailand. Construction was supervised by Mr. Aram Aiem-arun, former governor of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
and the project supported by the Social Research Institute of Chiang Mai University, Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
inhabitants, the private sector, and the German government.The Navel City Pillar, Chiang Rai.The Navel City Pillar is atop Doi Chom Thong (Chom Thong Hill) on the grounds of Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong. The main pillar and 108 surrounding pillars were constructed in Khmer style "Banom Ba-Keang" based on Lanna beliefs
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Santikhiri
The village of Santikhiri
Santikhiri
(Thai: สันติคีรี), formerly known as Mae Salong (Thai: แม่สลอง), is in the Thai highlands
Thai highlands
on Doi Mae Salong
Doi Mae Salong
mountain of the Daen Lao Range, in Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Province, the northernmost province of Thailand. The area has an alpine-like landscape and climate, and is known for its hill tribe villages, tea plantations, and cherry blossoms. Santikhiri's early history centered on the Golden Triangle's opium trade, in which its distinctive population – the "lost army" of the Republic of China
China
Army's 93rd Division – became involved
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Ruak River
The Ruak River
Ruak River
(Thai: แม่น้ำรวก, RTGS: Maenam Ruak, pronounced [mɛ̂ː.náːm rûa̯k]; Lanna: ) is a right hand tributary of the Mekong. The mouth of the Ruak river is at the Thai- Burma
Burma
border opposite Laos, a spot known as the "Golden Triangle", a popular tourist destination.Contents1 Course 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksCourse[edit] The Ruak originates within the hills of the Daen Lao Range, Shan State (Burma), and becomes the boundary river between Thailand
Thailand
and Burma
Burma
at the confluence with the Mae Sai River
Mae Sai River
near the northernmost point of Thailand.[1] It then meanders eastwards until it empties into the Mekong
Mekong
River at Ban Sop Ruak, Tambon Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Province
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Old Chiang Rai Airport
Old Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Airport (IATA: N/A, ICAO: VTCR) is near the city of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
in Chia
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Mae Fah Luang International Airport
Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport
Chiang Rai International Airport
(Thai: ท่าอากาศยานแม่ฟ้าหลวง เชียงราย) (old name: Chiang Rai International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานเชียงราย)) (IATA: CEI, ICAO: VTCT) is in the city of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand.[1] The airport is about 8 km from the city center. Since 1998 it has been managed by the Airports of Thailand
Thailand
Public Company Limited (AOT). In 2013 the airport handled over 1,000,000 passengers and 7,000 passenger flights.[2] The airport has international flight facilities and serves 3 international routes to Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
, Kunming Changshui International Airport and Haikou Meilan International airport
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Mae Fah Luang University
Mae Fah Luang University, situated in the province of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
in northern Thailand, is named after Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother (Somdet Yah), the mother of the current king of Thailand. Mae Fah Luang was the name given to her by the local people in Chiang Rai.SrinagarindraIt is an autonomous public university that was established on September 25, 1998. All of its programmes are taught in English, with the exception of Thai Law and Nursing. It now has 11 schools namely, the School of Science, School of Liberal Arts, School of Management, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Agro-Industry, School of Information Technology, School of Cosmetic Science, School of Health Science, School of Nursing and School of Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine and in 2012 offers over 72 programmes such as: Biotechnology, Cosmetic Science, Engineering, Aviation Business Management, Agro-Industry, Medicine and many more
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Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
(Thai: เมืองเชียงราย, pronounced [mɯəŋ tɕʰiəŋ raːj]; Lanna: ᩮᨾᩥᩬᨦᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩁᩣ᩠ᨿ: Mueang Jiang Hai; Lao: Mueang Xieng Hai) is a city in Mueang Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
District, Chiang Rai Province. Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
is the northernmost large city in Thailand. It was established as a capital city in the reign of King Mangrai, in 1262 CE.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Demographics 5 Government 6 Buddhist temples 7 Tourist attractions 8 Education8.1 Colleges and universities 8.2 International Schools 8.3 High Schools 8.4 Primary Schools9 Hospitals 10 Transportation 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit]Sadue Mueang, omphalos of the cityThe city was founded by King Mangrai
Mangrai
in 1262[1]:208 and became the capital of the Mangrai
Mangrai
Dynasty
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Yang Hom
Yang Hom (Thai: ยางฮอม) is a tambon (subdistrict) of Khun Tan District, in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand
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Amphoe
An amphoe (sometimes also amphur, Thai: อำเภอ, pronounced [ʔām.pʰɤ̄ː]) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. Usually translated as "district". Amphoe make up the provinces, and are analogous to counties. The chief district officer is Nai Amphoe (นายอำเภอ). Amphoe are divided into tambons, or sub-districts. Altogether Thailand
Thailand
has 878 districts, not including the 50 districts of Bangkok
Bangkok
which are called khet (เขต) since the Bangkok administrative reform of 1972. The number of amphoe in provinces varies, from only three in the smallest provinces, up to the 50 urban districts of Bangkok. Also the sizes and population of amphoe differ greatly
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Ta, Chiang Rai
Ta (Thai: ต้า) is a village and tambon (subdistrict) of Khun Tan District, in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.[1] In 2005 it had a total population of 13,091 people. The tambon contains 20 villages. References[edit]^ Thaitambon.com, Accessed April 23, 2011 (in Thai)Coordinates: 19°49′N 100°14′E / 19.817°N 100.233°E / 19.817; 100.233This Chiang Rai Province
Chiang Rai Province
location article is a stub
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Population
In biology, a population is all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding.[1][2] The area that is used to define a sexual population is defined as the area where inter-breeding is potentially possible between any pair within the area, and where the probability of interbreeding is greater than the probability of cross-breeding with individuals from other areas.[3] In sociology, population refers to a collection of humans. Demography is a social science which entails the statistical study of human populations
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Thesaban Tambon
Thesaban
Thesaban
(Thai: เทศบาล, RTGS: thetsaban, pronounced [tʰêːt.sā.bāːn]) are the municipalities of Thailand. There are three levels of municipalities: city, town, and sub-district. Bangkok
Bangkok
and Pattaya
Pattaya
are special municipal entities not included in the thesaban system. The municipalities assume some of the responsibilities which are assigned to the districts (amphoe) or communes (tambon) for non-municipal (rural) areas
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