Thon Buri District

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Thon Buri
ธนบุรี
Khet
Wat Kanlaya as seen from the river
Wat Kanlaya as seen from the river
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°43′30″N 100°29′9″E / 13.72500°N 100.48583°E / 13.72500; 100.48583Coordinates: 13°43′30″N 100°29′9″E / 13.72500°N 100.48583°E / 13.72500; 100.48583
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Yi Ruea
Khwaeng 7
Area
 • Total 8.551 km2 (3.302 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 175,768
 • Density 20,555/km2 (53,240/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10600
Geocode 1015

Thon Buri (Thai: ธนบุรี; IPA: [tʰōn būrīː]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, it was once part of Thon Buri province. Neighbor districts are (from north clockwise) Bangkok Yai, Phra Nakhon (across Chao Phraya River), Khlong San, Bang Kho Laem (across Chao Phraya), Rat Burana, Chom Thong, and Phasi Charoen.

History[edit]

The district used to be called Amphoe Ratchakhrue (ราชคฤห์) due to a nearby wat of the same name. It was renamed Amphoe Bang Yi Ruea on 11 July 1916 (due to the location of the new amphoe office), and finally to Thon Buri on 17 April 1939.[1] The district then was belong to Thon Buri province. In December 1971 the province was merged with Bangkok to form the present day Bangkok Metropolitan.

Santa Cruz Church

Places[edit]

  • Taksin Monument and Wong Wian Yai (วงเวียนใหญ่) (technically the monument lies on Khlong San side of boundary between Thon Buri and Khlong San districts)
  • Santa Cruz Church
  • Wat Kanlaya
  • Wat Intharam
  • Wat Bang Yi Ruea

Shopping[edit]

Transportation[edit]

  • Wong Wian Yai is a major bus hub on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is working on extending the Bangkok Skytrain to Wong Wian Yai from Saphan Taksin station.

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 7 sub-districts (Kwaeng).

1. Wat Kanlaya วัดกัลยาณ์
2. Hiran Ruchi หิรัญรูจี
3. Bang Yi Ruea  บางยี่เรือ
4. Bukkhalo บุคคโล
5. Talat Phlu ตลาดพลู
6. Dao Khanong ดาวคะนอง
7. Samre สำเหร่

References[edit]

  1. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒" (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939. 

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