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Bangkok Districts

Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with nightlife and fervor. Administratively, it is split up into 50 districts (เขต khet), which are further split into 154 sub districts (แขวง khwaeng), but these are more often used in official business and for addresses. Visitors will find the conceptual division below of the main areas more useful for getting around.

Wherever you stay in Bangkok have some Historic building, Temples, museum to see in your district (take look in each district pages under) but you need to see some essentials touristic attraction in our Top sights pages.

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Bangkok District map
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Rattanakosin

Rattanakosin Island is a historic area in the Phra Nakhon District in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bordered by the Chao Phraya and canals were dug to serve as moats for the originally fortified city centre.
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Thonburi

Thonburi is the west bank of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand.

After the sack of Ayutthaya in 1767, General Phraya Taksin made Thonburi the new capital of Siam for a chief period of time. Unlike Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin...
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Chinatown (Yaowarat)

Lying south of Dusit and Banglamphu, the Chinatown district is one of the oldest areas of Bangkok as Chinese merchants were originally moved to this area in the early 1780`s when Bangkok was founded.

One of the main streets of this...
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Silom & Sathorn

With Surawong Rd. (north) and Sathorn Rd. (south) running parallel to Silom Rd. this is Bangkok's business district where most ...
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Sukhumvit

So named for Sukhumvit Rd. that runs diagonally through its centre.

For our purposes we define Sukhumvit as the area from the railroad/expressway on the west, along New Phetburi Rd. on the north to Ekkamai Rd. (S...
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Pathumwan

Pathumwan is compoqed by 2 very famous shopper's paradise disctricts of Pratunam and Siam square (see map).
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Ratchadaphisek

Ratchadaphisek is the district centered around Ratchadaphisek Road, north of Sukhumvit in Bangkok (north-east of Bangkok). If you look at a map for the Metro subway system you will see that North/South portion follows Ratchadaphisek Road.

Ratchadaphisek Roa...
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Phahonyothin

The Phahonyothin area of Bangkok is centered around Phahonyothin road, starting from the Victory Monument, a major bus/Skytrain interchange. This district is situated in center-north of Bangkok.

Also spelled Phaholyothin, Paholyothin etc,...
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Around Bangkok

Around Bangkok are the provinces of Pathum Thani to the north, Nonthaburi to the northwest, Chachoengsao to the east, Samut Sakhon to the southwest, and Samut Prakan to the southeast.

Here you can see Floating mar...
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