Bang Phli District
Amphoe location in Samut Prakan Province
|Seat||Bang Phli Yai|
|• Total||260.0 km2 (100.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||817.4/km2 (2,117/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Bang Phli (Thai: บางพลี; IPA: [bāːŋ pʰlīː]) is a district (amphoe) of Samut Prakan Province in Thailand. It is home to Suvarnabhumi Airport (also called (New) Bangkok International Airport), which opened on 28 September 2006 as Thailand's primary airport. The district was part of the once-proposed Nakhon Suvarnabhumi Province.
Bang Phli District is home to a number of manufacturing companies including Plan Toys; Lingerie company, Triumph International; auto parts maker, Yarnphan; Surf Technicians Inc.; windsurfing equipment design company, Natural Corporation; chemical manufacturer, Hanwha Chemical alkali soluble resin (ASR) and emulsion plant; furniture manufacturer, Rockworth; and a Nivea cosmetics production plant. It is located on the outskirts of Bangkok on the Bangna-Trad road near Lake Taco. The area is also home to Thai fitness and Muay Thai camps. The first IKEA store in Thailand opened at 'Mega Bangna' on the Bang Na-Bang Pakong Highway in Bang Kaeo in late 2011.
Bang Phli is famous for the annual Lotus Flower (Rap Bua) festival, which takes place on the last day of vassa on the fourteenth day of the waxing moon in the eleventh lunar month, usually the full moon in October. A boat carrying a replica of the Luang Poh To Buddha statue from the temple Wat Bang Pli is moved along the main canal of the district. The people at the banks of the canal throw lotus flowers onto the boat, as donating lotus flowers to Buddha is merit-making.
The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 83 villages (muban). Bang Phli itself is also a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Bang Phli Yai, Bang Pla and Bang Chao Long. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|1.||Bang Phli Yai||บางพลีใหญ่||23||72,797|
The missing geocodes in the table are now the Amphoe Bang Sao Thong.
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