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||ICT (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 on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok bisected by the Bang Na-Chonburi Expressway. It 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.
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 on the banks of the canal throw lotus flowers onto the boat, as donating lotus flowers to Buddha is merit-making.
The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 83 villages (muban). Bang Phli itself is also a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Bang Phli Yai, Bang Pla, and Bang Chao Long. There are another six tambon administrative organizations (TAO) in the disitrict.
|1.||Bang Phli Yai||บางพลีใหญ่||23||72,797|
The missing geocodes in the table are now the Amphoe Bang Sao Thong.
- American School of Bangkok Bangna Campus
- Thai-Chinese International School is in Bang Phli Yai
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