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    Need Help With An Address In Sakon Nakhon

    Hello. I'm new to the site. I want to see if anyone can help me "decipher" an address.

    It was given to me as the following (I will delete the actual number):

    ban Pakho Tombontaraa aomper mong gungvat sakon nakhon 47230

    Is this a misspelling? Did the address get corrupted in a translation somehow?

    I did look up what appears to be the zip code (47230) but came up with Pon Nakaew.

    I'm not familiar with Thai addresses, so I'm afraid if I send the letter addressed this way, it'll never reach it's destination.

    Any advice or "good guesses" would be most appreciated. Thanks!



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    Ban Pakho would be the town. Tambon Tara is a district, Aphur Muang is the main area of a province, the provential capital, gungvat, I dont have a clue, Sakorn Nakorn is the province.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    gungvat, I dont have a clue
    Could be Chumwat meaning province

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    I would hazard that you should write the address like this

    Ban Pakho
    Tambon Taraa
    Amphur Muang
    Chumwat Sakon Nakhon 47000

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    Could be changwat is how I would have spelled it. But sure as heck thats what it has to be.

    But it should have some numbers plus something that is either Mu or Moo and a digit.

    Like 345/34 Mu 4

    Name

    Numbers and Mu

    Then the rest of the address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    gungvat, I dont have a clue, Sakorn Nakorn is the province.
    It's Jangwat, Province. Jangwat Sakorn Nakorn. The spelling in the address is atrocious



    Quote Originally Posted by reispr01
    if I send the letter addressed this way, it'll never reach it's destination.
    It won't.

    Try This, I don't know how to spell Baan Pakho but I've changed other names into a form the Thai Post office will understand.

    Baan Pakho
    Tambol Tha Rae
    Amphur Muang
    Sakon Nakhon
    47230
    Last edited by DrB0b; 06-01-2011 at 01:34 PM.
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    Bob dont you think it needs a name or address? Nice job on that though. Concise.

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    DrB0b's spelling looks better than mine

    Post code for Amphur Muang should be 47000

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    Google prefers this.
    Baan Pak Tho Tambon Tharae

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    But it should have some numbers plus something that is either Mu or Moo and a digit.
    Quote Originally Posted by reispr01
    It was given to me as the following (I will delete the actual number):
    ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Bob dont you think it needs a name or address? Nice job on that though. Concise.
    OP said he left them out deliberately.

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    Can't the person you need to mail give you the address in Thai? Print it out and stick it on your mail, put the English address on too and you're covered inside and outside Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Print it out and stick it on your mail
    Or if you get it email, cut and paste here.

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    Postal code identifies
    Amphoe Phon Na Kaeo

    45 KM from The provincial capitol Sakon Nakhon

    wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphoe_Phon_Na_Kaeo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luanghans
    Postal code identifies Amphoe Phon Na Kaeo
    If the postal code is correct then all the above are suspect.

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    Well take foot out of mouth ao! Learn to read as well. It will make it there now. Cheers.

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    YOU GUYS ARE ALL GREAT! Gave me a chuckle, too. Thanks for the help!

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    amphoe (district): Phon Na Kaeo
    tambon (Subdistrict): Tha Rae
    Ban (Village/Town): Ban Phon Population 6,378
    gungvat == took a minute fo figure that one+
    Changwat (Province) Sakon Nakhon
    Last edited by Luanghans; 06-01-2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    ^Well done one and all! Would have loved to see AO, Bob, DD, Thetyim and Norton sat round a pub table discussing the address. Sure it would have been debated for over an hour!
    Pats on back all round guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    I would hazard that you should write the address like this

    Ban Pakho
    Tambon Taraa
    Amphur Muang
    Chumwat Sakon Nakhon 47000
    I thought it was jungwat....not to be a spelling Nazi since it is Thai

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    I thought it was jungwat
    Yes sorry, I got my hand up for that one.
    Jungwat is province, chumwat is cycle.

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    Not being Hitler's (Chitown's) 2nd in command but I'm with him.

    จังหวัด = จ(j) ั(u) ง(ng) ห(not pronounced) ว(w) ั(u) ต(t) = jungwut/jungwat.

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    (number), Moo (number)
    Baan Pakho
    Tambon Tha Rae
    Meuang Sakon Nakhon
    Sakon Nakhon
    Thailand, 47230

    Coincidentally there is a Catholic Diocese in same Tambon. You wouldn't be a priest would ya?

    http://www.genesis.in.th/
    Last edited by Norton; 06-01-2011 at 06:13 PM.

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    the point is we have a happy mailer and a bunch of guys that helped. I am sure the OP is quite happy indeed, and he got a real taste of TD which he seemed to enjoy. Cheers all around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    ^Well done one and all! Would have loved to see AO, Bob, DD, Thetyim and Norton sat round a pub table discussing the address. Sure it would have been debated for over an hour! Pats on back all round guys.
    I would love to share a beer with all involved in this thread. It was damn fun.

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