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Thailand Information - Measurement

Metric system is standard usually using for dimensions and weight. Land measurement is often using the traditional Thai system.

Measurement of Land (Traditional Thai system)

1 rai = 4 ngan (1600 square metres)
1 ngan = 100 taraang wah (400 square metres)
1 tarang wah = 4 square metres
1 acre = approx. 2.5 rai
1 hectare = approx. 6.25 rai

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Lenght Measurement (Traditional Thai system)

1 neiu = 1 inch (approx. 2 cm.)
1 kheup = 12 neiu (25 cm.)
1 sork = 2 kheup (50 cm.)
1 wah = 4 sork (2 m.)
1 sen = 20 wah (40 m.)
1 yoht = 400 sen (16 km.)

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Weight Measurement (Traditional Thai system)

1 baht = 15 g.
1 tamleung = 4 baht (60 g.)
1 chang = 20 tamleung (1.2 kg.)
1 harp = 50 chang (60 kg.)

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Metric Conversion Formula

Length

To Convert Multiply by
inches to centimetres 2.54
inches to metres 0.0254
feet to centimetres 30.48
feet to metres 0.3048
yards to metres 0.9144
miles to kilometres 1.609344
miles (nautical) to kilometres 1.852

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Area

To Convert Multiply by
square inches to square centimetres 6.4516
square inches to square metres 0.00064516
square feet to square centimetres 929.0304
square feet to square metres 0.09290304
square yards to square metres 0.83612736
square miles to square kilometres 2.58998811
acres to square metres 4046.8564
acres to hectares 0.40468564

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Volume & Capacity

To Convert Multiply by
cubic inches to cubic centimetres 16.387064
cubic inches to litres 0.016387064
cubic feet to litres 28.316847
cubic feet to cubic metres 0.028316847
cubic yards to cubic metres 0.7645549
uk gallons to litres 4.54609
uk gallons to cubic metres 0.00454609
uk fluid ounces to cubic centimetres 28.413063

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Weight

To Convert Multiply by
ounces to grams 28.349523
ounces to kilograms 0.028349523
British tons to kilograms 1016.0469
British tons to metric tons 1.0160469
US tons to kilograms 907.18473
US tons to metric tons 0.9071847

A British ton is 2240 lbs. A US ton is 2000 lbs.

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Temperature

To Convert  
degree celsius to degree fahrenheit multiply by 1.8 and add 32
degree fahrenheit to degree celsius subtract 32 and divide by 1.8

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