Khlong Toei Destrict

Frae Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Khlong Toei
คลองเตย
Khet
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°42′29″N 100°35′2″E / 13.70806°N 100.58389°E / 13.70806; 100.58389Coordinates: 13°42′29″N 100°35′2″E / 13.70806°N 100.58389°E / 13.70806; 100.58389
Kintra  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Khlong Toei
Khwaeng 3
Khet established 9 November 1989
Aurie
 • Total 13.0 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Tot 159,527
 • Density 12,271.3/km2 (31,783/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10110
except pairts o Phra Khanong: 10260
Geocode 1033

Khlong Toei (an aw Klong Toey, Thai: คลองเตย; IPA: [kʰlɔ̄ːŋ tɤ̄ːj]) is a destrict in central Bangkok, lang kent for its slum. It is bordered bi the Chao Phraya River an conteens major port facilities. It is the location o a major mercat an aw, tho no ane o tourist importance.

Neebourin destricts are (clockwise frae the north): Watthana, Phra Khanong, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng o Samut Prakan Province (athort the Chao Phraya), Yan Nawa, Sathon, an Pathum Wan.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cranes o Khlong Toei harbour

The destrict wis ance pairt o Phra Khanong, but on 9 November 1989 it wis separatit intae a new destrict. Oreeginally Khlong Toei consistit o 6 sub-destricts, three o which hae syne left tae shape the new Watthana destrict (annooncit on 14 October 1997, effective frae 6 Mairch 1998).

The aurie haes a history datin back tae the nint hunderyear as a port tae ceeties upstream alang the Chao Phraya River, such as Pak Nam Phra Pradaeng (Thai: เมืองปากน้ำพระประแดง) (as opposed tae the current Amphoe Phra Pradaeng) built durin the Keeng Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke period. Khlong Thanon Trong (Thai: คลองถนนตรง) wis a khlong (canal) an a parallel road built bi Keeng Mongkut aroond 1857. Later, it became kent as Khlong Toei an Khlong Hua Lamphong for different sections o the canal. Khlong Toei means the canal o pandan, as the plant grew alang the soothren bank o the canal. The road wis renamit tae Rama IV Road bi Keeng Vajiravudh in 1919. In 1947, a lairge portion of Khlong Toei canal wis filled up tae expand the Rama IV Road surface.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

Destrict map

The destrict is sub-dividit intae 3 sub-destricts (Khwaeng). Frae wast tae east, these are:

1. Khlong Toei คลองเตย  frae the railwey tae Sukhumvit Soi 22
2. Khlong Tan คลองตัน frae Sukhumvit Soi 22 ae Soi 36
3. Phra Khanong  พระโขนง frae Sukhumvit 36 to 52

Note that Khlong Toei is a baith the name o a subdestrict an the destrict in which it lees. Phra Khanong is baith a subdestrict o Khlong Toei an a destrict on its awn, wi anerly subdestrict Bang Chak. Furthermair, aw three subdestricts leetit abuin hae coonterpairts wi addeetion "Nuea" (North) in Watthana destrict.

Port[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Khlong Toei Port, kent as Bangkok Port an aw, wis Thailand's anerly major port for sea transportation o cargo. The construction began in 1938 an feenished efter the end o Warld War II. The port is locatit on the Chao Phraya River, no far frae the Gulf o Thailand. Due tae its limitit capacity an traffec problems caused bi semi-trailer trucks, hintle o its shippin operation haes muivit tae Laem Chabang Port in Chonburi Province syne it wis opened in Julie 1981.

Places[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Emporium
Benjasiri Park
Klong Toey Mercat

Attractions include:

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Sacred Heart Convent School is in Khlong Toei Destrict.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Home Sacred Heart Convent School. Retrieved on 6 March 2013.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]