Thailand50 - Land Measurements

Thai land measurements are fairly simple, even if at first it all looks somewhat confusing - being a combination of imperial and metric measurement systems.

On all title deeds here in Thailand all measurements are made using the Thai system and are also written in Thai, therefore it is beneficial for you to gain a little knowledge if you are thinking of buying property or land here.

Below you'll find a quick comparison between the two which hopefully will help you gain a better understanding.

  • Wah = 2 Metres
  • 1 Sq Wah is called a Talangwah = 4 Sqm
  • 100 Talangwah = 1 Ngan = 400 Sqm
  • 4 Ngan = 1 Rai = 1600 Sqm = 400 Talangwah

So, when you see measurements of say 2 Rai - 3 Ngan - 35 Talangwah or 2-3-35 this means: 3200 + 1200 +140 = 4500 Sqm

  • 1 Acre = 4047 Sqm = approx 2.53 Rai
  • 1 Hectare = 10000 Sqm = 6.25 Rai

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