Khlong San District

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

Khlong San
Skyscrapers on the Chao Phraya River, Khlong San
Skyscrapers on the Chao Phraya River, Khlong San
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
SeatKhlong San
 • Total6.87 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
 • Total73,263[1]
 • Density10,664.19/km2 (27,620.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code


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 Chuet
Khok Khwai
Ban Khom
Khlong Chak
Maha Chai
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

Khlong San is one of the oldest districts of Bangkok with a long history. Its name comes from the name of a khlong (คลอง; lit: canal) that runs through the area, "Khlong San" or "Khlong Prasan". Its starting from Chao Phraya River towards Khlong Somdet Chao Phraya Ong Noi at the front of Wat Phichai Yat connect with various canals such as Khlong Wat Thong Thammachat, Khlong Wat Thong Nopphakhun, Khlong Lat Ya, all of which are canals that flow through the various orchards of the locals, which is the most famous fruit of Khlong San is longkong (a type of langsat). But about 70–80 years ago, there were excavations in various canals to build a road such as Lat Ya, Prajadhipok, Khlong San Roads or now's Somdet Chao Phraya Road.[2]

Khlong San was called, in chronological order, Amphoe Bang Lamphu Lang (บางลำภูล่าง), Amphoe Buppharam (บุปผาราม), and Amphoe Khlong San (since 1916) when it was part of Thonburi 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 Thonburi 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.[3]


The district is divided into four sub-districts (khwaeng).

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


Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM, the tallest building in Bangkok



Notable peopleEdit


Iconsiam, one of the largest shopping mall near Chao Phraya river.


  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ ทีมข่าวกทม. (2014-04-07). "ย้อนรอย 103 ปี "คลองสาน"". Thai Rath (in Thai).
  3. ^ Pass, Mike. "Thai Steam Today & Yesteryear" (PDF). 2Bangkok. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013.

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