Salaya, Thailand

Salaya (Thai: ศาลายา) is a tambon (sub-district) of Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province, central Thailand, to the west of Bangkok and part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. In 2017 it had a population of 9,784 people, Salaya contains six mubans (villages).

Phutthamonthon, a Buddhist park, Salaya Subdistrict


The word Salaya means 'medicine pavilion'. It got this name because in the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV), he ordered the digging of a khlong ('canal'), Khlong Maha Sawat through this area and building a salas ('Thai pavilion') on both banks of the khlong.

For Salaya is a pavilion that contains textbooks about traditional Thai medicine for educating the general public, including being a sanatorium as well.

Because it is close to Bangkok, Salaya has many important places such as Phutthamonthon, Utthayan Avenue, Mahidol University, Salaya railway station, Thai Film Archive, and the Naval Education Department.

A local prominent shopping center CentralPlaza Salaya, indeed, it is located in the area of Bang Toei in neighbouring district Sam Phran.


Central administrationEdit

Salaya is divided into six administrative villages:

No. Name Thai
01. Ban Wat Suwan บ้านวัดสุวรรณ
02. Ban Khlong Tali (Khlong Yong) บ้านคลองตาหลี (คลองโยง)
03. Ban Nong Khae บ้านหนองแค
04. Ban Tapin บ้านตาพิน
05. Ban Salaya บ้านศาลายา
06. Ban Phutthamonthon บ้านพุทธมณฑล

Local administrationEdit

The area of the tambon is shared by two local governments:

  • Thesaban tambon (subdistrict municipality) Salaya (เทศบาลตำบลศายาลา)
  • Subdistrict administrative organization (SAO) Salaya (องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลศาลายา)

See alsoEdit


  • "เล่าขานตำนาน ศาลายา ตอน 1" [Recount the legend of Salaya ep. 1]. (in Thai). 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  • "เซ็นทรัล ศาลายา แหล่งช้อปปิ้งใหม่ จ.นครปฐม เปิดแล้ว" [Central Salaya, a new shopping center, Nakhon Pathom province, opened]. (in Thai). 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2019-04-01.

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Coordinates: 13°48′09.2″N 100°19′15.1″E / 13.802556°N 100.320861°E / 13.802556; 100.320861