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Offline Johnnie F.

Rename of Muban in Nakhon Ratchasima
« on: January 19, 2010, 10:14:39 PM »
Rename of Muban in Nakhon Ratchasima

Published in the Royal Gazette last Thursday was the rename of one administrative village (Muban) in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Village 1 of Tum subdistrict, Pak Thong Chai district was renamed from Ban Non Tak Daet (บ้านโนนตากแดด) to Ban Khlong Wat (บ้านคลองวัด).

As the rationale for the name change, the history of the village is quoted. Phra Thammawonnayok (พระธรรมวรนายก), chief monk of Nakhon Ratchasima province, established the temple in the village. The place was already named Khlong Wat (canal at temple) due to an ancient temple there at that time. The canal Khlong Lai (คลองไหล) passes next to the temple and is like a blood vessel for village till today. The old name had no special relation with the village and was not considered auspicious, and the new name is in fact the traditional name used by the villagers.

The name change was approved on November 10 2009 in meeting 3/2552 of the committee on name changes of province, district, subdistrict and villages (คณะกรรมการพิจารณาเรื่องการขอเปลี่ยนแปลงชื่อจังหวัด อำเภอ และตำบล หมู่บ้าน).

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Hope the guys in Pak Thong Chai don't get confused over this... ;D
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Re: Rename of Muban in Nakhon Ratchasima
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 10:42:14 PM »
Why is Korat called Nakhon Ratchasima? When will they decide to stick to one name, preferably Korat as it is shorter and easier to spell :)
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Rename of Muban in Nakhon Ratchasima
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 06:16:30 AM »
There were many names before. Archeologists say King Narai who reigned over the Kingdom Ayutthaya from 1656 - 1688 moved the City pillar (Lak Muang) for the gods Phra Seua Muang, Phra Song Muang and Phra Lak Muang 30 km east of the prehistoric settlements Mueang Sema and Mueang Khorakha Pura and called the new town Nakhon Ratchasima. There are some remains of the old city Sema (in Sung Noen district). But people who went there told me it's not worth a visit:










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