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Phasi Charoen

Phasi Charoen (ภาษีเจริญ) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Taling Chan, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok Yai, Thon Buri, Chom Thong, Bang Bon, and Bang Khae.

History

The name of the district come from a canal, named Khlong Phasi Charoen (คลองภาษีเจริญ) linking Tha Chin River to Khlong Bangkok Yai. The canal project was initiated by Phra Phasi Sombat Boriboon (พระภาษีสมบัติบริบูรณ์), who later became Phraya Phison Sombat Boriboon (พระยาพิสณฑ์สมบัติบริบูรณ์). Originally Phasi Charoen proposed to fund the project in exchange for the right to collect toll for the passage. It was approved by King Mongkut, however, with the fund given via tax deduction from the amount Phra Phasi Sombat Boriboon had to collect, thus making the canal toll-free. The construction began in 1866 and completed in 1872 and the canal was named after the man who had overseen the project.

The district was established as Amphoe Phasi Charoen in 1899. It became Khet Phasi Charoen in 1972.

Places

  • Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen (วัดปากน้ำภาษีเจริญ)
  • Wat Uppasorn Sawan (วัดอัปสรสวรรค์)
  • Wat Nang Chi Wora Wihan (วัดนางชีวรวิหาร)
  • Wat Nuan Noradit Wora Wihan (วัดนวลนรดิศวรวิหาร)
  • Wat Nimma Noradi (วัดนิมมานรดี)
  • Wat Thong Sala Ngarm (วัดทองศาลางาม)
  • Wat Khuha Sawan (วัดคูหาสวรรค์)

Festivals

  • Chak Phra at Wat Nang Chi and Wat Kai Tier (งานชักพระวัดนางชี-วัดไก่เตี้ย) is held annually on the 16th day of the 12th lunar month. Boats decorated with flowers and carrying Buddha relics travel along khlongs from Wat Nang Chi to Wat Kai Tier and back.

Shopping

  • Future Park Bang Khae

Administration

The district is sub-divided into seven sub-districts (Kwaeng).

1. Bang Wa บางหว้า
2. Bang Duan บางด้วน
3. Bang Chak บางจาก
4. Bang Waek บางแวก
5. Khlong Khwang คลองขวาง
6. Pak Khlong Phasi Charoen  ปากคลองภาษีเจริญ
7. Khuhasawan คูหาสวรรค์

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