Wat Kanlaya Subdistrict
Wat Kanlaya (Thai: วัดกัลยาณ์, pronounced [wát kān.lā.jāː]) is a khwaeng (sub-district) of Thon Buri District, Bangkok's Thonburi side, regarded as the northeast area of the district adjacent to the Chao Phraya River's west side.
|• Density||11,391.08/km2 (29,502.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
History and presentlyEdit
Its name after Wat Kanlayanamit, a prominent local Thai Buddhist temple rim Chao Phraya River. The area is considered to be one of the most important areas in Bangkok's history. In the early Ayutthaya period before canalizing Chao Phraya River caused the canals Khlong Bangkok Yai and Khlong Bangkok Noi, this area was home to people on the wooden houseboats.
In the Thonburi period, people were evacuated from Ayutthaya to settle here following its fall in 1767. It's not just Siamese, also includes people of different races such as Vietnamese, Mon, Chinese, Portuguese and Muslims as well. The King Taksin granted a plot of land to all of them divided into proportions according to each religion.
Thus making this area a mix of people of various races and religions. In terms of religion, it consists of three religions and four sects, including Theravāda of Buddhism, Chinese Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, and Sunni Islam. Therefore resulting in many outstanding places of worship in the area also neighboring until the present viz Wat Kanlayanamit, Wat Prayoonwongsawat, Santa Cruz Church, Bang Luang Mosque, Kuan An Keng Shrine, Wat Buppharam Worawihan.
Wat Kanlaya has an area of 0.785 km2 (about 0.303 mi2).
Places neighboring this sub-district include (from the north clockwise): Chao Phraya River, Prajadhipok Road, Itsaraphap Road, and Khlong Bangkok Yai.
In 2018 it had a total population of 9,307 people (4,463 men, 4,847 women).
- Wat Kanlayanamit
- Wat Prayoonwongsawat
- Santa Cruz Church
- Bang Luang Mosque
- Kuan An Keng Shrine
- Wat Buppharam Worawihan
- Kudi Chin Community
- Windsor House
- Phatthayakosol House
- Khlong Somdet Chao Phraya
- Khlong Kudi Chin
- City Law Enforcement Department Headquarters
- Buppharam Metropolitan Police Station
- Big C Supercenter Itsaraphap
The sub-district consists of 11 educational institutions
- Dhonburi Rajabhat University
- Suksanari School
- Wat Kanlayanamit School
- Wat Prayoonwongsawat School
- Santa Cruz Convent School
- Santa Cruz Suksa School
- Sangaroonthonburi Kindergarten & Nursery
- Santa Cruz Kindergarten