Phahonyothin Road

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Thai Highway-1.svg

Thailand Route 1
ทางหลวงแผ่นดินหมายเลข 1
ถนนพหลโยธิน
Thanon Phahonyothin
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Route information
Part of AH1 AH2
Length: 1,005 km (624 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Bangkok, Victory Monument
North end: Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai,
border to  Burma
Location
Provinces: Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Chainat, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Lampang, Phayao
Highway system

Highways in Thailand

Motorways

Phahonyothin Road (Thai: ถนนพหลโยธิน, Thanon Phahonyothin) or Thailand Route 1 is a major road in Bangkok and one of the four major highways in Thailand, which include Mittraphap Road (Route 2), Sukhumvit Road (Route 3), and Phetkasem Road (Route 4). It begins at Victory Monument in Bangkok and runs northward until the Burmese border, with a total length of 1,005 km (624 mi).

History[edit]

Mae Sai Pass

Phahonyothin Road was originally called Prachathipatai Road (Thai: ถนนประชาธิปไตย, Thanon Prachathipatai, literally "Democracy Road"), and reached just 22 km (14 mi) to Don Mueang. In 1938, Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram had the road extended from Don Mueang, through Bang Pa-In, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Lopburi, and Singburi, making it 162 km (101 mi) long. The newly lengthened road was renamed Phahonyothin Road, in honor of General Phraya Phahol Pholphayuhasena (formerly Phot Phahonyothin), the second Prime Minister of Thailand and one of the heads of the 1932 revolution.[1]

Route[edit]

Thai Highway-1.svg Phahonyothin Road
HWicon leer.svg HWicon leer.svg HWicon leer.svg Intersections
HWicon leer.svg HWicon 2mCor.svg HWicon leer.svg Ratchayothin
HWicon leer.svg HWicon 2mJLFsr.svg HWicon leer.svg Lam Luk Ka Road
HWicon leer.svg HWicon 2mJLFEW.svg HWicon leer.svg Kanchanaphisek Road (East)
HWicon leer.svg HWicon leer.svg HWicon 2mC2m.svg Route 32
HWicon leer.svg HWicon 2mJRT2s.svg HWicon leer.svg Mae Sot Intersection (Route 105)
HWicon leer.svg HWicon 2mJRTor.svg HWicon leer.svg Pho Khun Intersection
HWicon leer.svg HWicon 2mBDR.svg HWicon leer.svg Mae Sai Border (ThailandBurma)
BSicon WASSERq.svg HWicon 2mOVRV.svg BSicon WASSERq.svg Mae Sai River Bridge

In Bangkok, Phahonyothin Road originates in Ratchathewi district and crosses Phaya Thai, Chatuchak, Bang Khen, and Don Mueang districts before continuing into Pathum Thani Province, and on through Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Chainat, again through Nakhon Sawan, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Lampang, Phayao and finally Chiang Rai, ending in Mae Sai district, where it connects to Tachileik in Myanmar.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ อรณี แน่นหนา, 2002. นามนี้มีที่มา. ประพันธ์สาส์น: กรุงเทพฯ.
    Orani Naenna, 2002. Naam Ni Mi Thi Ma. Praphansarn: Bangkok. (Brief histories of 129 place names in Bangkok.)

Coordinates: 13°50′51″N 100°34′48″E / 13.8474°N 100.5800°E / 13.8474; 100.5800