Rong Mueang

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Rong Mueang (Thai: รองเมือง, pronounced [rɔ̄ːŋ mɯ̄a̯ŋ]) is a khwaeng (subdistrict) of Pathum Wan district, downtown Bangkok.

Rong Mueang
รองเมือง
Aerial view of Hua Lamphong railway station in evening, the road on the right and parallel to the station is Rong Mueang road.
Aerial view of Hua Lamphong railway station in evening, the road on the right and parallel to the station is Rong Mueang road.
Location in Pathum Wan district
CountryThailand
ProvinceBangkok
KhetPathum Wan
Area
 • Total1.300 km2 (0.502 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total17,181
 • Density13,205.99/km2 (34,203.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
10330
TIS 1099100701

HistoryEdit

The district takes its name from Rong Mueang Road, a short route that runs through the area. The road runs parallel to the Bangkok railway station side to end at Rama I Road on the Kasat Suek bridge, a distance of about 900 metres (2,952 ft).

This road was named in honour of Phraya Indra Dhibodee Siharat Rong Mueang (M.R. Lop Suthat), a nobleman during the King Rama V's reign. He was one of the nobles of those days who helped build many roads in Bang Rak District for real estate investment such as Si Phraya, Decho, and Surawong. Construction began in 1902 and continued until the opening ceremony on 29 March 1904.[2]

GeographyEdit

Rong Mueang has an area of approximately 1.423 km2 (0.549 mi2). Neighbouring subdistricts are (from the north clockwise): Si Yaek Maha Nak in Dusit District, Thanon Phetchaburi in Ratchathewi District, Wang Mai in its district, Maha Phruettharam in Bang Rak District, Pom Prap, Wat Thep Sirin, and Khlong Maha Nak in Pom Prap Sattru Phai District.[3]

The area is an amalgam of at least four communities: Trok Salak Hin, Wat Duang Khae, Flat Rot Fai, and Charat Mueang. Between them, they boast seven interesting landmarks.[4]

Rong Mueang is home to many restaurants,[4] some of them was chosen to be Bib Gourmand from Michelin Guide.[5]

PlacesEdit

Important placesEdit

 
Main hall of Wat Boromniwat
 
Wat Duang Khae's main hall
 
Nopphawong Bridge

TransportEdit

Rong Mueang is served by the Hua Lamphong MRT station, Bamrung Mueang Road, Rama IV Road and Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem boat service.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Administrative Strategy Division, Strategy and Evaluation Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (2021). สถิติกรุงเทพมหานครประจำปี 2563 [Bangkok Statistics 2020] (PDF) (in Thai). Retrieved 27 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Kanthika Sriudom, 2006. "King Chulalongkorn’s Blessings for Modern Bangkok". Journal of Muang Boran 32(1) (January–March 2006): 36–49.
  3. ^ a b "ข้อมูลแขวงรองเมือง เขตปทุมวัน กรุงเทพมหานคร" [Information of Rong Mueang subdistrict, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok]. ThaiTambon (in Thai).
  4. ^ a b pimchanok (2016-02-01). "เช็คอิน "7 รองเมือง" ชมถิ่นวิถีสุข" [Check in "7 Rong Mueang" watch the places of happiness]. Thaihealth (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  5. ^ Hsiao, Tina (2019-06-06). "Jay Oh: Enjoy Late Night Comfort Food with Good Friends". Michelin Guilde. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

Coordinates: 13°44′41.8″N 100°31′19.9″E / 13.744944°N 100.522194°E / 13.744944; 100.522194