Ram Buttri Road

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Ram Buttri Road at day
Food truck on Ram Buttri Road at night

Ram Buttri Road or Soi Ram Buttri (Thai: ถนนรามบุตรี, ซอยรามบุตรี, also written as Rambuttri), is a small road, or soi (ซอย; alley), in Bangkok, Thailand. It is situated near Khaosan Road in the Bang Lamphu neighborhood in the Phra Nakhon district. The road mainly consists of two parts. The first part connects Sip Sam Hang Road with the Chakrabongse Road. The second part runs from the Chakrabongse Road, beside Wat Chana Songkhram, to the Chao Fa Road, which is at the foot of the Pra Pin-Klao Bridge opposite of the National Theater.

The name, Ram Buttri, translates as 'daughter of Rama'. It refers to Mom Chao Ying Pao Suriyakul, who was the daughter of Prince Rama Isares. She donated money to build a bridge dedicated to her father, which crossed Khlong Bang Lamphu (Bang Lamphu canal), also known as Khlong Ban Khaek (Ban Khaek canal).[1] Thus the bridge was named "Saphan Ram Buttri", and the canal was called Khlong Ram Buttri. The official opening ceremony was held on August 13, 1910, presided over by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Later, the canal was turned into a road, and the bridge was demolished, but its name remained.[2]

Today, Ram Buttri Road is home to hostels, guest houses, boutique hotels, bars, Thai massage services, 24 hour restaurants, and many street food stalls, which are well known among tourists. The Songkran festival usually takes place from April 13th to April 15th every year and makes the Khaosan Road one of the busiest places in Bangkok.[3] [4]

Transportation[edit]

  • BMTA bus: route A4, 2, 3, 6, 15, 30, 32, 33, 43, 53, 56, 64, 65, 68, 127, 516, 524

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pramoj, M.R. Seni (2005). ชีวลิขิต [Biographer] (in Thai). Bangkok: M.R. Seni Pramoj Foundation: Democratic Party. p. 23. ISBN 9749353501.
  2. ^ ปราณี กล่ำส้ม. ย่านเก่าในกรุงเทพฯ [เล่ม ๑]. พิมพ์ครั้งที่ 2. กรุงเทพฯ:เมืองโบราณ. 2549, หน้า 97-99 Thai: ภาษาไทย
  3. ^ "สงกรานต์ ถ.ข้าวสารเริ่มแล้ว!! นักท่องเที่ยวเกาหลี จีน ตะวันตก เล่นปืนฉีดน้ำท่ามกลางแดดร้อนระอุ" [Songkran, Khaosan Rd. Started !! Korean, Westerner, Chinese tourists, playing water spray guns among the dog days]. Matichon (in Thai). 2016-04-12.
  4. ^ วีรวภูษิต, ภาณุพันธ์ (2017-04-27). "เลี้ยวเข้าซอยรามบุตรีสุดคึกคัก แล้วใจเต้นตึกตักกับ 5 สถานที่สุดเก๋า" [Turn into the lively Soi Rambuttri and then heart skips a beat with the 5 cool places]. a day magazine (in Thai).

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Coordinates: 13°45′36″N 100°29′49″E / 13.76000°N 100.49694°E / 13.76000; 100.49694