Bang Sue District

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Bang Sue
บางซื่อ
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°48′35″N 100°32′14″E / 13.80972°N 100.53722°E / 13.80972; 100.53722Coordinates: 13°48′35″N 100°32′14″E / 13.80972°N 100.53722°E / 13.80972; 100.53722
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Sue
Khwaeng 2
Area
 • Total 11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 180,598
 • Density 15,704/km2 (40,670/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10800
Geocode 1029

Bang Sue (Thai: บางซื่อ; IPA: [bāːŋ sɯ̂ː]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It borders Chatuchak to the east, Phaya Thai to the south east, Dusit to the south, Bang Phlat and Bang Kruai across the Chao Phraya to the west and Mueang Nonthaburi to the north.

Places[edit]

Rama VI Bridge was the first bridge to cross the Chao Phraya river. It was officially opened on 1 January 1923 and was named after King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). The 442 metre long and 10 metre wide road-rail bridge originally carried a single-track railway to the west and south of Thailand and a one-lane road. During World War II the bridge was heavily damaged by Allied bombing, since it was being used by the occupying Japanese. The reconstructed bridge was re-opened on 12 December 1953. In 1992, the road traffic was permanently diverted to the new Rama VII bridge slightly upstream as the SRT's upgrade works began to increase the capacity of the southern line by converting the road to another railway track.

Traffic[edit]

Bang Sue is currently the northern terminus of the Bangkok Metro.

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 2 sub-districts (Khwaeng).

1. Bang Sue บางซื่อ
2. Wong Sawang  วงศ์สว่าง

Trivia[edit]

metro station sign on the Blue Line of the Bangkok MRT

Photos of the subway station saying "To Bang Sue" are circulating on the internet. However, the joke only works when reading romanized Thai name with English pronunciation. In Thai it is pronounced  [bāːŋ sɯ̂ː].[1] Three separate subway lines are being planned or constructed which will connect Bang Sue to other districts in Bangkok.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ engrish.com
  2. ^ [1]

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