Bang Sue District

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Bang Sue
บางซื่อ
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°48′35″N 100°32′14″E / 13.80972°N 100.53722°E / 13.80972; 100.53722Coordinates: 13°48′35″N 100°32′14″E / 13.80972°N 100.53722°E / 13.80972; 100.53722
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Sue
Khwaeng 2
Area
 • Total 11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 180,598
 • Density 15,704/km2 (40,670/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10800
Geocode 1029

Bang Sue (Thai: บางซื่อ; IPA: [bāːŋ sɯ̂ː]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbor, clockwise from east, are Chatuchak, Dusit and Bang Phlat, and Bang Kruai and Mueang Nonthaburi (both Nonthaburi Province).


Places[edit]

Rama VI Bridge was the first bridge to cross the Chao Phraya river. It was officially opened on January 1, 1923 and was named after King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). The 442 meter long and 10 meter wide bridge originally had two lanes, one for the railroad and one for cars. During World War II the bridge was heavily damaged by Allied bombing, since it was being used by the occupying Japanese. The reconstructed bridge was re-opened on December 12, 1953. In 1992, the car lane was closed and traffic shifted to the new Rama VII bridge nearby. The bridge is now railway only.

Traffic[edit]

Bang Sue is currently the endpoint of the Bangkok Metro.

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 2 sub-districts (Khwaeng).

1. Bang Sue บางซื่อ
2. Wong Sawang  วงศ์สว่าง

Trivia[edit]

metro station sign on the Blue Line of the Bangkok MRT

Photos of the subway station saying "To Bang Sue" are circulating on the internet. However, the joke only works when reading romanized Thai name with English pronunciation. In Thai it is pronounced  [bāːŋ sɯ̂ː].[1] Three separate subway lines are being planned or constructed which will connect Bang Sue to other districts in Bangkok.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ engrish.com
  2. ^ [1]

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