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What does "Buakhao" or "Buakhaw" stand for in Thai street names?

Question #144196. Asked by chabenao1.
Last updated May 23 2017.
Originally posted May 23 2017 10:49 AM.

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There are many different ways to spell the anglicised versions of Thai words; in this case Buakhao is actually two words, spelt 'Bua khao' or sometimes 'Bua khaw' (and no doubt sometimes another spelling). This means 'white lotus' or 'Water lily flower'. I can't find an authrative online source for that, except that it's part of the name of a Thai kickboxer and he does have a wiki page!


'Soi' is the Thai word for a street that runs off a main road.


Therefore Soi Bua Khao means "White Lotus Road".

May 23 2017, 3:58 PM
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