Bay of Bangkok

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NASA picture of the Bay of Bangkok

The Bay of Bangkok (Thai: อ่าวกรุงเทพ, rtgsAo Krung Thep, Thai pronunciation: [ʔàːw kruŋ tʰêːp]), also known as the Bight of Bangkok, is the northernmost part of the Gulf of Thailand, roughly extending from Hua Hin to the west and Sattahip to the east. Three of the major rivers of central Thailand empty into the bay - the Chao Phraya and its distributary Tha Chin, the Mae Klong and the Bang Pa Kong River.

There are some islands off the eastern shores of the bay, like Ko Sichang, Ko Lan and Ko Phai.[1]


  1. ^ Hydrographic Service of the Royal Thai Navy, Chart 142

Coordinates: 13°04′N 100°30′E / 13.067°N 100.500°E / 13.067; 100.500