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; 100.50972
SeatKhlong San
 • Total6.051 km2 (2.336 sq mi)
 • Total73,263[1]
 • Density12,107.59/km2 (31,358.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code

History edit

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 were Khlong Wat Thong Thammachat, Khlong Wat Thong Nopphakhun, Khlong Lat Ya, all of which were canals that flow through the various orchards of the locals, the most famous fruit of Khlong San was 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]

Administration edit

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

No. Name Thai Area
Somdet Chao Phraya สมเด็จเจ้าพระยา
Khlong San คลองสาน
Bang Lamphu Lang บางลำภูล่าง
Khlong Ton Sai คลองต้นไทร

Places edit

Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM, the tallest building in Bangkok

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References edit

  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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