Thung Khru District

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Thung Khru
ทุ่งครุ
Khet
KMUTT main gate
KMUTT main gate
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Thung Khru
Khwaeng 2
Khet established March 6, 1998
Area
 • Total 30.741 km2 (11.869 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 104,827
 • Density 3,410/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10140
Geocode 1049

Thung Khru (Thai: ทุ่งครุ; IPA: [tʰûŋ kʰrúʔ]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by (clockwise from north) Rat Burana district of Bangkok, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng and Amphoe Phra Samut Chedi of Samut Prakan Province, Bang Khun Thian and Chom Thong of Bangkok. Khet Thung Khru is a second-order administrative division and is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Thung Khru is filled with multiple temples, parks and areas to experience culture. The district was established as Rat Burana. It became Khet Thung Khru in 1998. It was then moved back to Thonburi province until Thonburi and Bangkok were merged. Thung Khru is means “the plain in the larger area.” Thung is a Thai word which means flat land while khru has several meanings. It is speculated that khru here stands for a kind of utensil woven and coated for water transport, hence an indication that the area was once famous for the handicraft. Thung Khru have two sub-districts (Kwaeng) is namely Bang Mod and Thung Khru. Although Buddhist temples in Thung Khru are not remarkable, with possibly exception of Wat Thung Khru, Wat Buddhabucha and Wat Bang Mod, various places of worship representing other religions are well represented.

History[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Thung Khru, Rat Burana, Yan Nawa, Khlong Toei, Phra Khanong and Bang Na (all Bangkok), and the districts Mueang Samut Prakan and Phra Samut Chedi of Samut Prakan. It is located a big bend on the Chao Phraya river.

Administration[edit]

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

1. Bang Mot บางมด
2. Thung Khru  ทุ่งครุ

Places[edit]

Thung kru Plaza Islamic College Thailand

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