Bang Na บางนา

Area 18.789 km2 (7.254 sq mi)

 

Population 93,297

 

History

Bang Na was once a sub-district of Phra Khanong. It became a separate district on 6 March 1998.

Places

Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) is a major convention and exhibition center. Among its regularly hosted events is the annual Bangkok International Motor Show. During major exhibitions, trams are provided for transportation between BITEC and On Nut Bangkok Skytrain station.

 

Several temples are in the district: Wat Bang Na Nai (วัดบางนาใน), Wat Bang Na Nok (วัดบางนานอก), Wat Si Iam (วัดศรีเอี่ยม), and Wat Phong Phloi Witthayaram (วัดผ่องพลอยวิทยาราม).

 

CentralPlaza Bangna, formerly Central City Bangna, is one of the first shopping malls in Bang Na. Unlike most shopping centres in Thailand, it has a theme park and water theme park on upper floors.

 

Royal Dragon Restaurant or Mang Korn Lung (มังกรหลวง) formerly held the Guinness Book World's Records as the world's largest restaurant during 1992 to 2008. It is an outdoor seafood restaurant 1.6 hectares in size. Waiters roller-skate to serve food from the kitchen to the tables.

 

Transport

The Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain runs through the area along Sukhumvit Road. The extension into Bang Na, which is the one of largest highways in the world opened in August 2011 with three stations: Udom Suk, Bang Na, and Bearing. The Bang Na station is about 500 m from BITEC.

Sukhumvit Road and Bang Na-Trat Highway are two major highways linking Bangkok to eastern Thailand. On top of Bang Na-Trad Highway is the 55 km Buraphawithi Tollway reaching Chonburi Province. Suvarnabhumi Airport can be accessed from the south via Bang Na-Trad and Buraphawithi as an alternative to the Bangkok-Chonburi Highway (motorway) from the north.

 

Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre