Bang Pla Ma District

Bang Pla Ma (Thai: บางปลาม้า, pronounced [bāːŋ plāː máː]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Suphan Buri Province, central Thailand.

Bang Pla Ma

บางปลาม้า
Amphoe location in Suphan Buri Province
Amphoe location in Suphan Buri Province
Coordinates: 14°24′8″N 100°9′16″E / 14.40222°N 100.15444°E / 14.40222; 100.15444Coordinates: 14°24′8″N 100°9′16″E / 14.40222°N 100.15444°E / 14.40222; 100.15444
Country Thailand
ProvinceSuphan Buri
Area
 • Total481.3 km2 (185.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total79,286
 • Density180.7/km2 (468/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code72150
Geocode7204

HistoryEdit

The district was established in 1897 by the governor Phra Samutkhananurak (พระสมุทรคณานุรักษ์).

The name Pla Ma is the Thai name of the fish species Boesemania microlepis, which is found a lot in the area of the district.

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Phak Hai and Bang Sai of Ayutthaya Province, Song Phi Nong, U Thong and Mueang Suphan Buri of Suphan Buri Province.

The main water resource of the district is the Tha Chin river or Suphan river.

AdministrationEdit

Central administrationEdit

The district Bang Pla Ma is subdivided into 14 subdistrict (tambon), which are further subdivided into 127 administrative villages (muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[1]
01. Khok Khram โคกคราม 12 7,303
02. Bang Pla Ma บางปลาม้า 12 9,000
03. Takha ตะค่า 09 5,727
04. Bang Yai บางใหญ่ 08 4,549
05. Kritsana กฤษณา 07 3,952
06. Sali สาลี 08 7,152
07. Phai Kong Din ไผ่กองดิน 08 6,754
08. Ongkharak องครักษ์ 07 5,378
09. Chorakhe Yai จรเข้ใหญ่ 09 4,815
10. Ban Laem บ้านแหลม 05 4,473
11. Makham Lom มะขามล้ม 14 5,004
12. Wang Nam Yen วังน้ำเย็น 07 4,109
13. Wat Bot วัดโบสถ์ 11 4,909
14. Wat Dao วัดดาว 10 6,161

Local administrationEdit

There are 7 subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Ban Laem Phatthana (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบ้านแหลมพัฒนา) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Ban Laem.
  • Khok Khram (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลโคกคราม) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Khok Khram.
  • Bang Pla Ma (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางปลาม้า) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Bang Pla Ma.
  • Ban Laem (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบ้านแหลม) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Ban Laem.
  • Phai Kong Din (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลไผ่กองดิน) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Phai Kong Din.
  • Ton Kram (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลต้นคราม) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Khok Khram.
  • Takha (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลตะค่า) consisting of the complete subdistrict Takha.

There are 11 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Bang Pla Ma (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบางปลาม้า) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Bang Pla Ma.
  • Bang Yai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบางใหญ่) consisting of the complete subdistrict Bang Yai.
  • Kritsana (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลกฤษณา) consisting of the complete subdistrict Kritsana.
  • Sali (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสาลี) consisting of the complete subdistrict Sali.
  • Phai Kong Din (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลไผ่กองดิน) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Phai Kong Din.
  • Ongkharak (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลองครักษ์) consisting of the complete subdistrict Ongkharak.
  • Chorakhe Yai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลจรเข้ใหญ่) consisting of the complete subdistrict Chorakhe Yai.
  • Makham Lom (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลมะขามล้ม) consisting of the complete subdistrict Makham Lom.
  • Wang Nam Yen (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลวังน้ำเย็น) consisting of the complete subdistrict Wang Nam Yen.
  • Wat Bot (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลวัดโบสถ์) consisting of the complete subdistrict Wat Bot.
  • Wat Dao (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลวัดดาว) consisting of the complete subdistrict Wat Dao.

Kao Hong marketEdit

Kao Hong market is an old market and community feels like a time machine with an atmosphere of at least one hundred years old, similar to Sam Chuk market of Sam Chuk District. Kao Hong market is a two-storey old wooden market by the Tha Chin river where people in the community continue to live their traditional ways of life as simple as in the past. Its name meaning "nine-room house" or "nine-shophouses" which is an ancient Thai wooden house with a long history opposite the market. Its founded by Chinese merchant named Hong or Boonrod Liangwanich in 1934, who survived the robbery at his bustling raft shop-cum-house but his wife was killed. He therefore founded the bandit watch tower in the middle of the market, considered as the only tower for the bandits of the province and the country. It is as tall as a six-story building (including the deck) and is considered a highlight and a landmark of this market. This market is divided into three zones according to its direction, namely Talat Lang (lower market), Talat Klang (middle market), and Talat Bon (upper market). In the past, it used to be a waterfront Thai Chinese community similar to floating market since King Rama V's reign. There was a pier with water buses running from here along the river until reaching Bangkok. Nowadays there are only few household of local food and traditional Chinese sweet shops. With its old and classic, therefore making it a location for filming many movies and TV dramas. This market is open every day but will be lively on Saturdays and Sundays with public holidays only. [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2013" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  2. ^ Pracha Chuen, Nachart (2018-01-01). "คอลัมน์ รู้ไปโม้ด : ตลาดเก้าห้อง" [Column Ru Pai Mod : Kho Hong Market]. Khaosod (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-09-09.