Bang Yai District
Amphoe Bang Yai ( Thai: อำเภอ บาง ให ญ ) is a district ( Amphoe ) of the province of Nonthaburi. The Nonthaburi province is located in the middle of Central Thailand.
The neighboring Amphoe are from clockwise from the north: Sai Noi, Bang Bua Thong, Mueang Nonthaburi, Bang Kruai and Phutthamonthon ( in the province of Nakhon Pathom ).
The Bang Yai Canal is the direct water route between Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom. In several Nirat seals Sunthorn Phu Nai Mi and Prince Nuam have the course and places described by the canal Ban Bu, Ban Khun Non, Bang Bamru, Bang Ramat, Bang Khwang Bang Kruai, Bang Oei Chang, Bang Khanun, Ban Khun Koeng, Bang Chin, Ban Nai Krai, Bang Ranok, Bang Khu Wiang and Bang Muang.
Bang Yai is the terminus of the newly planned subway line Bang Yai - Rat Burana ( purple line ).
In the first half of the 19th century was on the channel Bang Yai a customs office ( dan ) and a tax office. The channel led in winter a little water, so that the boats had to be towed. The price was 1/4 Baht per boat. The surrounding country was flat and treeless; there was little cultivated ground at rather marshy shore. At the end of the channel was at Lan Tak Fa another Customs House. Downstream there was only a Laotian village at Ban San Prathuan ( Ngiw Rai ) with a distillation.
The district Bang Yai was created in 1917 as sub-district ( King Amphoe ), by being separated from the districts of Bang Bua Thong and Bang Kruai. He received the 1921 full Amphoe status. The original name was Maenang Bang, and on 19 October 1930, he was renamed in Bang Yai, the original name of the district of Bang Kruai.
In Bang Yai Khlong Om opens into the Khlong Bangkok Noi ( Khlong = channel). Here merchants come to sunrise and sell their goods on the floating market, as was common earlier in Bangkok, traversed as numerous waterways of the city.
The district is divided into six subdistricts ( tambon), which in turn in 69 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.
There are some small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:
- Bang Muang ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บาง ม่วง ) consists of parts of Tambon Bang Muang, Bang Sao Thong Hin and Laen;
- Bang Yai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บางใหญ่ ) consists of parts of the tambon Bang Mae Nang, Bang Yai and Ban Mai,
- Sao Thong Hin ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล เสา ธง หิน ) consists of parts of tambon Sao Thong Hin,
- Bang Len ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บางเลน ) consists of other parts of the tambon Bang Muang,
- Ban Bang Muang ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล บ้าน บาง ม่วง ) consists of Tambon Bang Muang other parts of the.
There are also three " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations).