Phra Khanong Destrict

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Phra Khanong
พระโขนง
Khet
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Phra Khanong Canal View frae Wat Maha But famous in the legend o Mae Nak.
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°42′8″N 100°36′6″E / 13.70222°N 100.60167°E / 13.70222; 100.60167Coordinates: 13°42′8″N 100°36′6″E / 13.70222°N 100.60167°E / 13.70222; 100.60167
Kintra  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Bang Chak
Khwaeng 1
Aurie
 • Total 13.986 km2 (5.400 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Tot 98,957
 • Density 7,075/km2 (18,320/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10260
Mu 2-6 of Bang Chak: 10250
Geocode 1009

Phra Khanong (Thai: พระโขนง; IPA: [pʰráʔ kʰà.nǒːŋ]) is ane o the 50 destricts (Khet) o Bangkok, Thailand. Its neebour, clockwise frae north, are Suan Luang, Prawet, an Bang Na Destricts o Bangkok, Phra Pradaeng Destrict o Samut Prakan Province (athort Chao Phraya River), Khlong Toei an Watthana o Bangkok.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Phra Khanong wis a amphoe o Nakhon Khuean Khan back in 1902. Nakhon Khuean Khan wis renamit tae Phra Pradaeng in 1914. In 1927 Phra Khanong wis transferred frae the then Phra Pradaeng province tae Bangkok. It wis ance vera big but it haes syne been split intae several smaw destricts. The destricts Khlong Toei, Watthana, Suan Luang, Prawet an Bang Na wur aw ance pairt o Phra Khanong. Khlong Toei (later split oot Watthana) an Prawet (later separate oot Suan Luang) destricts wur carvit oot o Phra Khanong in 1989. Bang Na wis the last destrict tae left Phra Khanong in 1998.

Even tho the admeenistration haes been chyngit, mony surroondin auries are still aften referred tae as Phra Khanong. The Phra Khanong station o Bangkok Skytrain, opened in 1999, is actually ootside the Phra Khanong destrict an locatit insteid in the Phra Khanong Nuea sub-destrict o Watthana destrict.

The wird Khanong oreeginates frae Khmer leid an means eyebrou but it wis speculatit that it mey be frae Khanon (ขนอน) meanin customhoose. The aurie haes been a important gatewey frae the sea for a vera lang time an the history o Phra Pradaeng datit back tae ower 1,000 years ago when the aurie wis still ruled bi Khmer Empire.

The shrine dedicatit tae Mae Nak Phra Khanong at Wat Mahabut wis situatit in the Phra Khanong destrict till a 1997 boondar chynge placit it in neebourin Suan Luang destrict.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict haes anerly ane sub-destrict (Kwaeng).

1. Bang Chak  บางจาก

Places[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wat Thammamongkhon (วัดธรรมมงคล) is a laundmerk in Phra Khanong. The temple haes the tawest chedi o its kynd in Thailand namit Phra Wiriya Mongkhon Maha Chedi (พระวิริยะมงคลมหาเจดีย์). It is a square chedi biggit tae the style o Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Indie. On the tap is decoratit wi 17 kg o gowd an 1,063 diamonds. It hooses lairge jade Buddha an Kuan Yin images an aw.

Wat Wachiratham Sathit (วัดวชิรธรรมสาธิต), formally cried Wat Thung (วัดทุ่ง), is a important temple tae the local commonty. Events are held during Songkran festival in Apryle.

Piyarom Sports Club is a lairge sport facility for baith indoor an ootdoor sports. Tennis, badminton, squash, bowlin, soummin are amang the activities.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The BTS Skytrain route extension haes been completit, wi 2 new stations in Phra Khanong destrict: Bang Chak an Punnawithi. It opened for public service in August 2011.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Anglo Singapore International School haes its Campus 64 in the destrict.[1] Wells International School operates its On Nut Campus, wi primar an seicontar clesses, in Phra Khanong Destrict.[2]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Contact Information" (Archive). Anglo Singapore International School Campus 64. Retrieved on May 27, 2014. "Anglo Singapore International School – Campus 64 Sukhumvit 64, Bangchak, Prakanong, Bangkok 10260, Thailand"
  2. "Contact Us." Wells International School. Retrieved on 7 March 2013. "Wells International School On Nut Campus (G1 – G12) 2209 Sukhumvit Road, Bangchak Prakhanong, Bangkok 10260"