"Some Thai Real estate vocabulary you need to know before you buy one" Part One by AARE

Updated: Aug 17, 2021


“Rai”, “Ngaan”, “Talangwah” - You might have heard or read those words when you are surfing around in Thai real estate websites as those are three major land measurements used but what do they all mean?

and how to convert them to international standard measurements.


“ ไร่”, pronounced [râj] is a unit of area. How do you measure “Rai”? 1 rai equals to ; 1,600 square meters,

16 are , 0.16 hectares , 0.3954 acres , 4 ngaan , 400 talangwah. “ งาน”, pronounced [Ngân] another unit of area, “Ngaan” or “Ngan”. 1 ngaan equals to ; 400 square meters (20 m × 20 m), 100 sq.wah (talangwah), o.25 rai (Thai) “ ตารางวา”, pronounced [tārāŋ wā] sometimes transliterated as 'waa' or 'wah' is also a unit of area. “Talangwah” or “Tarangwah” or “Square Wah” 1 sq.wah equals to ; 4 square meters 0.0025 rai (Thai)


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