Khlong San District

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Khlong San
คลองสาน
Khet
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Phra Prang at Wat Phichai Yat
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°43′49″N 100°30′35″E / 13.73028°N 100.50972°E / 13.73028; 100.50972Coordinates: 13°43′49″N 100°30′35″E / 13.73028°N 100.50972°E / 13.73028; 100.50972
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Khlong San
Khwaeng 4
Area
 • Total 6.051 km2 (2.336 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 75,765
 • Density 14,702.2/km2 (38,079/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10600
Geocode 1018

Khlong San (Thai: คลองสาน; IPA: [kʰlɔ̄ːŋ sǎːn]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, neighboring districts across the river are (from north clockwise) Phra Nakhon, Samphanthawong, Bang Rak, Sathon, and Bang Kho Laem. On the western side of the river, the only land neighbor is Thon Buri.

History[edit]

Maeklong Railway
Pak Khlong San
Wongwian Yai
Talat Phlu
Khlong Ton Sai
Chom Thong
Wat Sai
Wat Sing
Bang Bon
Khan Keha
Rang Sakae
Rang Pho
Sam Yaek
Phrom Daen
Thung Si Thong
Bang Nam Jued
Khok Khwai
Ban Khom
Khlong Chak
Mahachai
Tha Chin River
Ban Laem
Tha Chalom
Ban Chi Phakhao
Khlong Noklek
Bang Sikhot
Bang Krachao
Ban Bo
Bang Thorat
Ban Kalong
Ban Na Khwang
Ban Na Khok
Ked Mueang
Lad Yai
Bang Krabun
Maeklong

Khlong San was once called, in chronological order, Amphoe Bang Lamphu Lang (บางลำภูล่าง), Amphoe Buppharam (บุปผาราม), and Amphoe Khlong San (since 1916) when it was part of Thon Buri province. Its status was changed to King Amphoe in 1938 and back to Amphoe again in 1957 due to population changes. It became part of Bangkok after the merging of Thon Buri and Phra Nakhon provinces in 1971.

Khlong San was originally the terminus of the Maeklong Railway, but the line was cut back to Wongwian Yai in 1961 to ease traffic congestion.[1]

Interesting Places[edit]

Taksin Monument at the center of Wongwian Yai

Transportation[edit]

Administration[edit]

The district is sub-divided into 4 sub-districts (Kwaeng).

1. Somdet Chao Phraya  สมเด็จเจ้าพระยา
2. Khlong San คลองสาน
3. Bang Lamphu Lang บางลำภูล่าง
4. Khlong Ton Sai คลองต้นไทร

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pass, Mike. "Thai Steam Today & Yesteryear" (PDF). 2Bangkok. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 

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