Phunphin (พุนพิน) is a district (Amphoe) in the province Surat Thani in the south of Thailand. The town Tha Kham as the central town of the district has 22,478 citizens in an area of 14.2 square kilometer.


Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Tha Chang, Mueang Surat Thani, Ban Na Doem, Khian Sa, Khiri Rat Nikhom and Vibhavadi. It also has a short coast to the Bandon Bay to the northeast.

The main rivers of the district are the Tapi and its tributary Phum Duang, which flows into the Tapi at the town of Tha Kham.


Phunphin is the transportation hub of the Surat Thani province. It has one railway intersection, 3 railway stations and 4 railstops. Surat Thani Railway Station in this district is the main passenger railway station of Surat Thani Province. At the Ban Thung Pho junction (kilometer 631) the southern railway branches to what was originally intended to connect the railway to Takua Thung district, Phang Nga, directly opposite of Phuket. After the completion of 31 km of the railroad till Khiri Ratthanikhom in 1956 construction was stopped due to budget problems.

Also located in Phunphin are the Airport of Surat Thani, the Inland Container Depot (ICD), and the Asian highway AH2 (Thai highway 41) as the main road to connect to the other provinces. Thai highway 401 connects Phunphin with the town Surat Thani.


The district was renamed from Tha Kham to Phunphin in 1939.


The district Phunphin is subdivided into 16 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 100 villages (muban). Tha Kham is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers parts of tambon Tha Kham. There are further 16 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.

1. Tha Kham ท่าข้าม 7 26,076
2. Tha Sathon ท่าสะท้อน 6 5,147
3. Lilet ลีเล็ด 8 3,992
4. Bang Maduea บางมะเดื่อ 7 4,487
5. Bang Duean บางเดือน 5 2,814
6. Tha Rong Chang ท่าโรงช้าง 5 5,161
7. Krut กรูด 9 4,731
8. Phunphin พุนพิน 3 2,231
9. Bang Ngon บางงอน 10 5,058
10. Si Wichai ศรีวิชัย 3 2,110
11. Nam Rop น้ำรอบ 7 2,297
12. Maluan มะลวน 9 7,611
13. Hua Toei หัวเตย 7 3,614
14. Nong Sai หนองไทร 5 4,042
15. Khao Hua Khwai เขาหัวควาย 4 3,914
16. Tapan ตะปาน 5 4,736



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