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Bangkok Noi (Thai: บางกอกน้อย, pronounced [bāːŋkɔ̀ːk nɔ́ːj]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Bang Phlat, Phra Nakhon (across Chao Phraya River), Bangkok Yai, Phasi Charoen, and Taling Chan.





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Etymology

On many old European maps, the river is named Menam or Mae Nam (Thai: แม่น้ำ), Thai for "river". James McCarthyF.R.G.S., who served as Director-General of the Siamese Government Surveys prior to establishment of the Royal Survey Department, wrote in his account, "Me Nam is a generic term, me signifying "mother" and Nam "water," and the epithet Chao P'ia signifies that it is the chief river in the kingdom of Siam."

H. Warington Smyth, who served as Director of the Department of Mines in Siam from 1891 to 1896, refers to it in his book first published in 1898 as "the Me Nam Chao Phraya".

In the English-language media in Thailand, the name Chao Phraya River is often translated as river of Kings





Geography

The Chao Phraya begins at the confluence of the Ping and Nan rivers at Nakhon Sawan (also called Pak Nam Pho) in Nakhon Sawan Province. After this it flows south for 372 kilometres (231 mi) from the central plains to Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand. In Chai Nat, the river then splits into the main course and the Tha Chin River, which then flows parallel to the main river and exits in the Gulf of Thailand about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Bangkok in Samut Sakhon. In the low alluvial plain which begins below the Chainat Dam, there are many small canals (khlong) which split off from the main river. The khlongs are used for the irrigation of the region's rice paddies.

The rough coordinates of the river are 13 N, 100 E. This area has a wet monsoon climate, with over 1,400 millimetres (55 in) of rainfall per year. Temperatures range from 24 to 33 °C (75 to 91 °F) in Bangkok.


River engineering[edit]


The original course of the river and its shortcut canals

The lower Chao Phraya underwent several man-made modifications during the Ayutthaya period. Several shortcut canals were constructed to bypass large loops in the river, shortening the trip from the capital city to the sea. The course of the river has since changed to follow many of these canals.
In 1538, Thailand's first river engineering of a 3 km (2 mi) long canal was dug at the order of King Chairachathirat. It was called "khlong lat", today known as Khlong Bangkok Noi. It shortened the route by 13–14 km for ships from the Gulf of Siam to the then-capital city, Ayutthaya.
In 1542, a two kilometer-long canal, "khlong lat Bangkok", was completed. Today it's called Khlong Bangkok Yai. It is said to have shortened the river route by 14 km (9 mi).
In 1608, a seven kilometer-long "Khlong Bang Phrao" canal was completed and has shortened the Chao Phraya's original route by 18 km (11 mi).
In 1636, the "khlong lat mueang Nonthaburi" was completed.
In 1722, the two kilometre long "khlong lat Kret Noi" shortened the Chao Phraya by 7 km (4 mi). This route was from the island of Ko Kret.





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PhayaThai / Ratchathewi N 2kms of Siam, Suburbia & Highest rooftop view 84 flr Medium Medium: backstage of the city price lower Medium 
Sukhumvit E 3km of Siam, "Farangville" Hotels, Bars, Nightlife Medium: retail High: brand labels  High: Westernised 
Rattanakosin W 4.5 km of Siam. Historical area, home Grand Palace High: historical Low: mainly markets Low: nearby crazy Khaosan 
Talad Noi WS 3.5km from Siam - > Heritage zone Chinatown, walking tours chill zone High: quiet friendly  Low : cultural not tourism Nil: quiet not far to buzz places 
Siam Centre centre of town - retail High: retail  High: mainly brand label Medium: 5 star venues 
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Chinatown W 3km of Siam, Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets High: historical Medium: mainly makets Low: River Icons or nearby crazy Khaoson 
Thonburi SW 5.3km of Siam, old capital mostly undeveloped High:  Low: mainly water markets (Talad Nam) Low 
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