Bang_Phlat_district Latitude and Longitude:

13°47′38″N 100°30′18″E / 13.79389°N 100.50500°E / 13.79389; 100.50500
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Вang Phlat
Rama VIII Bridge (from Phra Nakhon side looking towards Bang Phlat)
Rama VIII Bridge (from Phra Nakhon side looking towards Bang Phlat)
Etymology: Lost place
Precious Phra Sak Kham, regatta Chao Phraya, beautiful and elegant Rama VIII.
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°47′38″N 100°30′18″E / 13.79389°N 100.50500°E / 13.79389; 100.50500
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang O
Khet established1987
 • Total11.360 km2 (4.386 sq mi)
 • Total92,325 [1]
 • Density8,127.20/km2 (21,049.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 ( ICT)
Postal code

Bang Phlat ( Thai: บางพลัด, pronounced [bāːŋ pʰlát]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Its neighboring districts, clockwise from the north, are Bang Kruai district, Bang Sue, Dusit, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok Noi, and Taling Chan.


Bang Phlat was one of the 25 districts created in 1915, when the inner districts of Bangkok were reorganized. [2] In 1938 the district was abolished and added to Bangkok Noi. [3]

Bang Phlat district was again set up in 1989 by taking four sub-districts from Bangkok Noi. [4] The west side of Borommaratchachonnani Road and Somdet Phra Pin Klao Road were moved back to Bangkok Noi in 1991, [5] creating the new Arun Amarin Sub-district.

Bang Phlat has a number of transliteration spellings that are visible across the district including: Bang Phlat, Bang Phlad, Bang Plat, Bang Plad. It is likely that this spelling will become unified as the new MRT station stop has been titled "Bang Phlat".

The term Bang Phlat meaning 'lost place'. It is thought that, in the past, the area was filled with waterways and overgrown. People travelling from other areas lost their way. [6]


The district is divided into four sub-districts ( khwaeng).

No. Name Thai Area
Bang Phlat บางพลัด
Bang O บางอ้อ
Bang Bamru บางบำหรุ
Bang Yi Khan บางยี่ขัน


The main road running through Bang Phlat is Charan Sanit Wong, a road that parallels the Chao Phraya to the west from Thon Buri up to the Rama VII bridge.

Bang Phlat has a mixture of light commercial, industrial and residential zones. There are a few medium commercial and residential areas which are growing as the area becomes more prosperous. There are two Express River Boat stations servicing Bang Phlat, Krung Thon Bridge to the south and Rama VII Bridge to the north.


  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017 (see page 2 for data of this district)". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. ( Search page)
  2. ^ ประกาศ ยกเลิกอำเภอชั้นใน ๗ อำเภอ และตั้งอำเภอชั้นในขึ้นใหม่ ๒๕ อำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 32 (ก): 335–348. 1915-10-31. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 8, 2011.
  3. ^ ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ยุบรวมอำเภอ และยุบอำเภอลงเป็นกิ่งอำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 55 (ง): 1840. 1938-08-29. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 8, 2011.
  4. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนแปลงพื้นที่เขตบางกอกน้อย และตั้งเขตบางพลัด (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 106 (208 ง ฉบับพิเศษ): 10. 1989-11-24. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2012.
  5. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนแปลงพื้นที่เขตบางกอกน้อยและเขตบางพลัด กรุงเทพมหานคร (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 108 (202 ก): 1095–1098. 1991-11-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2012.
  6. ^ ""บางพลัด" ไม่น้อยหน้า จัดเต็ม วาเลนไทน์มอบ "ผ้ายันต์ วิน วิน เจ้าคุณธงชัย" เสริมมงคลชีวิตคู่". Matichon (in Thai). 2017-02-14.

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