How is Land Measured in Thailand

By | May 14, 2013

How is Land Measured in ThailandIf you are looking at buying property in Ubon then consider the measurements in Thailand first. When most foreigners decide to buy property in Thailand mainly out in Issan they tend to want to buy land for their Thai wife or a house in the village to live near the family of their wife. English is not common out in the ‘sticks’ and land measurements can be a total nightmare, however below is a table which will show you how the land measurements in the West compare to the land measurements in Thailand.

Note that before you buy any land in Thailand in the name of your wife to speak to a lawyer first as foreigners may not own land in their name. Speak to a lawyer about setting up a usufruct for you in your name in the event you wife dies or you end in divorce. This ensure that you do not have a total loss of investment when things do go wrong. You also need to ensure that the title deed is correct as explain here and above all that there are no debts or servitude’s registered against the land. Speak to a lawyer about doing a due diligence on the property or you might end in a property scam which is not uncommon in Thailand. See what can go wrong here.

sq. Wah
sq. ft.
sq. m.
Ngan
Rai
Acre(s)
Hectare(s)
1 43 4
100 4,305 400 1 0.25 0.10 0.04
400 17,222 1,600 4 1 0.40 0.16
800 34,444 3,200 8 2 0.80 0.32
1,200 51,667 4,800 12 3 1.20 0.48
1,600 68,888 6,400 16 4 1.60 0.64
2,000 86,111 8,000 20 5 2.00 0.80
2,400 103,333 9,600 24 6 2.40 0.96
2,800 120,555 11,200 28 7 2.80 1.12
3,200 137,777 12,800 32 8 3.20 1.28
3,600 155,000 14,400 36 9 3.60 1.44
4,000 172,222 16,000 40 10 4.00 1.60
32,000 80 20 8 3.20
48,000 120 30 12 4.80
64,000 160 40 16 6.40
80,000 200 50 20 8.00
96,000 240 60 24 9.60
112,000 280 70 28 11.20
128,000 320 80 32 12.80
144,000 360 90 36 14.40