Bang Khen District
Bang Khen is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts: Sai Mai, Khlong Sam Wa, Khan Na Yao, Bueng Kum, Lat Phrao, Lak Si, Don Mueang. Bang Khen was established as an amphoe of Phra Nakhon Province in 1897; the district occupied. Farms dominated its landscape. In October 1933, the district was a battleground in the "Boworadet rebellion" contested by the army of Prince Boworadet and government troops. In 1972, Thonburi and Phra Nakhon Provinces were called Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. Administrative units within the capital were renamed "districts" and "sub-district", replacing "amphoe" and "tambon" respectively. Bang Khen became a district in the newly combined province. At that time it had eight sub-districts. Bang Khen was once a large district, but has been reduced in size after several modifications to district boundaries. In 1989, western and southwestern portions were split off to create Don Mueang District and Chatuchak District respectively. In 1997, a northern portion of Bang Khen was split off to create Sai Mai District, but in the same reorganization Bang Khen received Moo 8-10 of Chorakhe Bua Sub-district from Lat Phrao District.
As of 2018 the Thai Army's 11th Infantry Division occupies 3,000 rai of land in Bang Khen. Wat Phra Si Mahathat Wora Maha Wiharn Temple of Holy Relics Constitution Defense Monument at Lak Si Circle Sathira Dhammasathan Buddhist Retreat Center Ying Charoen Market or Saphan Mai Market; the original name of Saphan Mai was Saphan Sukoranakhaseni Lumphini Boxing Stadium Muay Thai arena moved from Pathum Wan in 2014 Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Rattanakosin Somphot Bangkhen School, Bangkhen District non-formal and informal Education, Krirk University The district is divided into two sub-districts: Anusawari and Tha Raeng. The Bang Khen district council has eight members. Elections were last held on 30 April 2006; the Thai Rak Thai Party won all eight seats. BMA website with the tourist landmarks of Bang Khen Bang Khen district office Map of Bang Khen District
Suvarnabhumi Airport known unofficially as Bangkok Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other older one is Don Mueang International Airport. Suvarnabhumi covers an area of 3,240 ha, making it one of the biggest international airports in Southeast Asia and a regional hub for aviation. Suvarnabhumi was opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September 2006; the airport is the main hub for Thai Airways International, Thai Smile Airways, Bangkok Airways. It serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers; the airport is on what had been known as Nong Nguhao in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, about 25 kilometres east of downtown Bangkok. The terminal building was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy / Jahn Architects, it was constructed by ITO JV. The airport had the world's tallest free-standing control tower from 2006 to 2014, the world's fourth largest single-building airport terminal.
Suvarnabhumi is the 21st busiest airport in the world, eleventh busiest airport in Asia, the busiest in the country, having handled 60 million passengers in 2017, is a major air cargo hub, with a total of 95 airlines. On social networks, Suvarnabhumi was the world's most popular site for taking Instagram photographs in 2012; the airport inherited the airport code, BKK, from Don Mueang after the previous airport ceased international commercial flights. The modern Motorway 7 connects the airport and the industrial eastern seaboard of Thailand, where most export manufacturing takes place; the name Suvarnabhumi is Sanskrit for "Land of Gold". The name was chosen by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej which the name Bhūmi was being part of the monarch's profile and as it named after him and refers to the Hindu-Buddhist golden kingdom, theorised to have been located to the east of the Ganges somewhere in Southeast Asia. In Thailand, government proclamations and national museums insist that Suvarnabhumi was somewhere in the coast of central plain, near the ancient city of U Thong, which might be the origin of the Indianised Dvaravati culture.
Although the claims have not been substantiated by any historical records, the Thai government named the new Bangkok airport Suvarnabhumi Airport, in celebration of this tradition. The need for the new airport was recognized in 1973 when 8,000 acres of land was purchased 40 kilometres east of Bangkok; the site, known as Cobra Swamp, was drained and named Suvarnabhumi, meaning "realm of gold". On 14 October 1973, student-led protests led to the overthrow of the military government of Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn and the project was shelved. After a series of ups and downs, the "New Bangkok International Airport" company was formed in 1996. Due to political and economic instabilities, notably the Asian financial crisis of 1997, construction did not begin until six years in January 2002 by the government of Thaksin Shinawatra; the airport was due to open in late 2005, but a series of budget overruns, construction flaws, allegations of corruption plagued the project. A further delay was caused by the discovery.
Superstitious construction workers claimed to have seen ghosts there. On 23 September 2005, the Thai airports authority held a ceremony where 99 Buddhist monks chanted to appease the spirits. Full tests of the airport took place on 3 and 29 July 2006. Six airlines—Thai Airways International, Nok Air, Thai Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, PBair, One-Two-GO—used the airport as a base for twenty domestic flights; the first international test flights were conducted on 1 September 2006. Two Thai Airways aircraft, a Boeing 747-400 and an Airbus A300-600 departed the airport at 09:19 to Singapore and Hong Kong. At 15:50 the same aircraft flew back and made simultaneous touchdowns on runways 19L and 19R; these test flights demonstrated the readiness of the airport to handle traffic. On 15 September 2006, the airport started limited daily operations with Jetstar Asia Airways operating three Singapore to Bangkok flights. Bangkok Airways moved to the airport on 21 September. AirAsia and Thai AirAsia followed on 25 September and on 26 September Nok Air moved to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
During this initial phase, as well as in the previous tests, the airport used the temporary IATA code NBK. Suvarnabhumi opened at 03:00 on 28 September 2006, taking over all flights from Don Mueang; the first flight to arrive was a Lufthansa Cargo flight LH8442 from Mumbai at 03:05. The first commercial arrival was Japan Airlines at 03:30; the first passenger arrival was Aerosvit flight VV171 from Kiev at 04:30, the first cargo departure was Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-984 to Riyadh at 05:00. Aerosvit had the first passenger departure around 05:30. Difficulties were reported in the first few days of the airport's operation. On the first day alone, sluggish luggage handling was common—the first passenger arrival by Aerosvit took an hour for the luggage to start coming out, some flights did not have their luggage coming out after four hours. Flights were delayed, there were failures with the check-in system. Subsequent problems included the failure of the cargo computer system, the departure boards displaying
Suan Luang District
Suan Luang is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts: Bang Kapi, Saphan Sung, Phra Khanong, Watthana. Suan Luang was a sub-district of Phra Khanong district; when Phra Khanong district was split into smaller districts on 9 November 1989, Suan Luang became part of the new Prawet district. On 14 January 1994 Suan Luang was elevated to a district, merging the area once belong to Suan Luang sub-district with additional land from Prawet and Khlong Toei; the combined area is still called Suan Luang sub-district, it is the only sub-district within Suan Luang district. The district has three sub-districts. Wat Maha But is well known for its Mae Nak shrine. Numerous works of fiction and films including Nang Nak were influenced by Mae Nak. St. Mark's International School Bangkok is in the district. Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School Suan Luang district office Planning Department maps of Suan Luang District
Nong Chok District
Nong Chok is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other districts: Amphoe Lam Luk Ka of Pathum Thani Province, Amphoe Bang Nam Priao and Amphoe Mueang Chachoengsao of Chachoengsao Province, Lat Krabang, Min Buri and Khlong Sam Wa of Bangkok, it is the least populated district of Bangkok. The district was established as an amphoe in 1897 during the reign of King Chulalongkorn; the original settlers were Muslims relocated from southern Thailand. In 1902, it became an amphoe of the newly setup Min Buri Province. Due to economic hardship during 1930-31, Min Buri Province was disbanded in 1931 and Nong Chok was transferred to Chachoengsao Province; however the administration was moved under Bangkok the next year due to inconveniece of travel between Nong Chok and Chachoengsao. Today about 75 % of the population are Muslims; the name Nong Chok means water lettuce swamp. Agriculture remains the most important part of Nong Chok economy. Rice, vegetables and livestocks are main products.
It is famous for its birdcages. Lots of canals were dug for transportation. Bangkok Arena Mahanakorn University of Technology Nong Chok National Football Center The district is sub-divided into eight sub-districts. Krathum Rai Nong Chok Khlong Sip Khlong Sip Song Khok Faet Khu Fang Nuea Lam Phak Chi Lam Toiting International schools include: Korean International School of Bangkok BMA website with the tourist landmarks of Nong Chok Nong Chok district office
Phra Khanong District
Phra Khanong is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighbor, clockwise from north, are Suan Luang and Bang Na districts of Bangkok, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng of Samut Prakan Province, Khlong Toei and Watthana of Bangkok. Phra Khanong was an amphoe of Nakhon Khuean Khan back in 1902. Nakhon Khuean Khan was renamed to Phra Pradaeng in 1914. In 1927 Phra Khanong was transferred from the Phra Pradaeng province to Bangkok, it was once big but it has since been split into several small districts. The districts Khlong Toei, Suan Luang and Bang Na were all once part of Phra Khanong. Khlong Toei and Prawet districts were carved out of Phra Khanong in 1989. Bang Na was the last district to leave Phra Khanong in 1998. Though the administration has been changed, many surrounding areas are still referred to as Phra Khanong; the Phra Khanong station of Bangkok Skytrain, opened in 1999, is outside the Phra Khanong district and located instead in the Phra Khanong Nuea sub-district of Watthana district.
The word Khanong originates from Khmer language and means eyebrow but it was speculated that it may be from Khanon meaning customhouse. The area has been important gateway from the sea for long time and the history of Phra Pradaeng dated back to over 1,000 years ago when the area was still ruled by Khmer empire; the shrine dedicated to Mae Nak Phra Khanong at Wat Mahabut was situated in the Phra Khanong district until a 1997 boundary change placed it in neighboring Suan Luang district - much to the consternation of the people of Phra Khanong. The district has two sub-districts. Wat Thammamongkhon is a landmark in Phra Khanong; the temple has the tallest chedi of its kind in Thailand named Phra Wiriya Mongkhon Maha Chedi. It is a square chedi built to the style of Mahabodhi Temple in India. On the top is decorated with 17 kg of gold and 1,063 diamonds, it houses large jade Buddha and Kuan Yin images. Wat Wachiratham Sathit, formally called Wat Thung, is an important temple to the local community.
Events are held during Songkran festival in April. A BTS Skytrain route extension, completed in August 2011, has 2 stations in Phra Khanong district: Bang Chak and Punnawithi; the Anglo Singapore International School has its Campus 64 in the district. Wells International School operates its On Nut Campus, with primary and secondary classes, in Phra Khanong District. Official website of the district BMA website with the tourist landmarks of Phra Khanong BTS route extension plan
Bang Kho Laem District
Bang Kho Laem is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by Sathon, Yan Nawa, across the Chao Phraya River, Rat Burana, Thon Buri and Khlong San districts. Bang Kho Laem was a part of amphoe Ban Thawai in Phra Pradaeng Province. Ban Thawai was reassigned to Phra Nakhon Province, renamed amphoe Yan Nawa; when Phra Nakhon and Thon Buri were combined into a single province in 1972, the names of administrative units in the newly combined capital were changed from amphoe and tambon to district and sub-district. Thus, amphoe Yan Nawa became khet Yan Nawa. Due to population increases, on 18 April 1989, Yan Nawa Branch 2 was established as a second administrative unit within the Yan Nawa District, overseeing three sub-districts: Bang Kho Laem, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Khlo, it became a separate district on 9 November 1989, called Bang Kho Laem. The district is divided into three sub-districts. Important streets in the district include: Rama III Road Charoen Krung Road Charoen Rat Road Ratchadaphisek Road Mahaisawan Road Chan Road Sathu Pradit Road Si Rat Express WaySecondary streets in the district include: Sut Prasoet Road Chalaem Nimit Road Charoen Krung 85 and Sut Prasoet 9 Charoen Krung 107, Charoen Rat 7, Charoen Rat 10 Charoen Rat 5, Charoen Rat 5 Yaek 4, Charoen Rat 7 Yaek 7, Charoen Rat 8 Chan 43 Sathu Pradit 12 Charoen Rat 7 Yaek 35 Asiatique is a famous open-air night shopping mall in Bangkok.
Shrewsbury International School is in the district. BMA website with tourist landmarks of Bang Kho Laem Bang Kho Laem district office
Saphan Sung District
Saphan Sung is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the eastern part of the capital, it is bounded by other Bangkok districts: Khan Na Yao, Min Buri, Lat Krabang, Suan Luang, Bang Kapi, Bueng Kum. Most part of Saphan Sung district are low density residential area. Saphan Sung was separated from Bueng Kum on 14 October 1997 announcement, effective 21 November 1997, together with Khan Na Yao. Saphan Sung means tall bridge referring to the shape of bridge built over khlongs back when boats were a main mode of transportation; the district has three sub-districts. Wat Lat Bua Khao Triam Udom Suksa Nomklao School Saphan Sung Discovery Learning Library Saphan Sung Youth Centre Pra-Ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako Foundation The District Council for Saphan Sung has seven members, who each serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on April 30, 2006; the results were as follows: Democrat Party - 7 seats Planning Department maps of Saphan Sung District