Bang Khen District
Khet location in Bangkok
|• Total||42.123 km2 (16.264 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,203/km2 (10,890/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
except Mu 8-10 of Tha Raeng: 10230
Bang Khen (Thai: บางเขน; IPA: [bāːŋ kʰěːn]) is one of the 50 districts (Khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is bounded by other Bangkok districts (from north clockwise): Sai Mai, Khlong Sam Wa, Khan Na Yao, Bueng Kum, Lat Phrao, Chatuchak, Lak Si, and Don Mueang.
In 1972, the provinces of Thon Buri and Phra Nakhon were combined and called jointly Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. Administrative units within the capital were renamed as district (khet) and sub-district (khwaeng), replacing amphoe and tambon, respectively. Bang Khen thus became a district of the newly combined province. At that time it had 8 sub-districts.
Bang Khen was once a very large district, but has been greatly reduced in size after several modifications to the district boundaries.
In 1997, a northern portion of Bang Khen was split off to create Sai Mai district, but in the same reorganization Bang Khen received Moo 8-10 of Chorakhe Bua sub-district from Lat Phrao district.
Nearby areas of interest
- Wat Phra Si Mahathut Wora Malha Wiharn (Temple of Holy Relics, วัดพระศรีมหาธาตุวรมหาวิหาร)
- Constitutional Protection Monument (อนุสาวรีย์พิทักษ์รัฐธรรมนูญ) at Lak Si Circle (วงเวียนหลักสี่)
- Sathira Dhammasathan (เสถียรธรรมสถาน) Buddhist Retreat Center
- Ying Charoen Market (ตลาดยิ่งเจริญ) or Saphan Mai Market (ตลาดสะพานใหม่)
- The original name of Saphan Mai is Saphan Sukoranakhaseni (สะพานสุกรนาคเสนีย์).
- Big C Saphan Mai branch, (Khwaeng Anusawari) in Phahon Yothin Road
- Big C Extra Ram Inthra branch, (Khwaeng Anusawari) in Ram Inthra Road
- Central Plaza Ramindra, (Khwaeng Anusawari) in Ram Inthra Road
- Foodland Ram Inthra branch, (Khwaeng Tha Raeng) in Ram Inthra Road
- Tesco Lotus Laksi branch, (Khwaeng Anusawari) in Phahon Yothin Road
Education Nearby areas
- Phranakhon Rajabhat University, (Khwaeng Anusawari) in Chaeng Wattana Road
- Rattanakosin Somphot Bangkhen School, (Khwaeng Tha Raeng) in Ram Inthra Road
- Bangkhen District Non-formal and informal Education, (Khwaeng Anusawari) in Lat Phakao Road
Government and infrastructure
The district is sub-divided into two sub-districts (Khwaeng).
The District Council for Bang Khen has eight members, who serve four-year terms. Elections were last held on April 30, 2006. The results were:
- Thai Rak Thai Party - 8 seats
- BMA website with the touristical landmarks of Bang Khen
- Bang Khen district office (Thai only)
- Map of Bang Khen District