Mo Mi

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Mo Mi
Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai and Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand
CoordinatesCoordinates: 13°44′25.55″N 100°30′44.03″E / 13.7404306°N 100.5122306°E / 13.7404306; 100.5122306
Roads at
Mittraphan (northeast)
Rama IV (southeast)
Charoen Krung (south–northwest)
Song Sawat (southwest)
TypeFive-way at-grade intersection

Mo Mi (Thai: หมอมี, pronounced [mɔ̌ː mīː]) is a road junction in the center of Bangkok's Chinatown located in Pom Prap sub-district, Pom Prap Sattru Phai district and Talat Noi sub-district, Samphanthawong district, Bangkok. Its five-way of Charoen Krung (toward Odeon Circle and Wat Traimit), Rama IV (toward Hua Lamphong), Song Sawat (toward Wat Samphanthawong and Sampheng with Song Wat road) and Mittraphan (toward July 22nd Circle) roads. It is considered to be the beginning of Rama IV, Mittraphan roads including the end of Song Sawat road. Chaloem Buri intersection is paralleled on the Yaowarat side. Its other names were Sam Yaek (สามแยก) and Sam Yaek Charoen Krung (สามแยกเจริญกรุง), which means three-way junction and three-way junction of Charoen Krung, because during the King Mongkut (Rama IV)'s reign, it was only three-way junction of Charoen Krung and Thanon Trong roads (later became Rama IV road).

Moreover, Charoen Krung road in this phase from the foot of Damrong Sathit bridge (Saphan Lek) as far as here, there is traffic management in one-way and also serves as a divider between two districts: Pom Prap Sattru Phai (left side) and Samphanthawong (right side).[1]

The area in the past as tambon (ตำบล; sub-district) under the administration of amphoe Samphanthawong, Phra Nakhon province (today's Bangkok) named "Tambon Sam Yaek". Later in the late year 1898 was a great fire since the people's houses are made of wood with thatched roofs and most of them are so crowded. The government has ordered a ban on the construction of wooden dwellings. Unless permission is granted by the officer from time to time.[2] In addition, at that time, there were also Sam Yaek Police Station, later to become Phlapphla Chai 2 Police Station site on Phlapphla Chai road.[3]

The name "Mo Mi" after Mo Mi or Mi Kasemsuvan, who specializes in herbal and medical chemistry especially snuff, at one time he had opened a pharmacy here.[4]

Currently, Mo Mi close to two prominent Chinese temples in Bangkok are Canton Shrine (Kwong Siew Foundation Hospital), Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (Wat Leng Noei Yi).


  1. ^ "แฟนพันธุ์แท้ 2003 : กรุงเทพมหานคร" [Fan Pan Tae 2003 : Bangkok]. Fan Pan Tae (in Thai). 2014-06-02.[failed verification]
  2. ^ Tanmahapran, Charoen (2017-02-19). "โรงภาพยนตร์ศาลาเฉลิมบุรี" [Sala Chaloem Buri]. Facebook (in Thai).
  3. ^ "ประวัติสถานีตำรวจนครบาลพลับพลาไชย ๒" [History of hlapphlachai 2 Police Station]. Phlapphlachai 2 Police Station (in Thai).
  4. ^ Sujchaya, Sudara (2016-06-08). "หมอชิต หมอมี หมอเหล็ง" [Mo Chit, Mo Mi, Mo Leng]. LEK-PRAPAI VIRIYAHPANT FOUNDATION (in Thai).