Prawet District

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Prawet
ประเวศ
Khet
Wells International School Wells International Kindergarten Bangna Campus
Wells International School Wells International Kindergarten Bangna Campus
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°43′1″N 100°41′40″E / 13.71694°N 100.69444°E / 13.71694; 100.69444Coordinates: 13°43′1″N 100°41′40″E / 13.71694°N 100.69444°E / 13.71694; 100.69444
Country  Thailand
Province Bangkok
Seat Prawet
Khwaeng 3
Khet established November 9, 1989
Area
 • Total 52.5 km2 (20.3 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 134,189
 • Density 2,556/km2 (6,620/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 10250
Dokmai, Mu 2-10 of Nong Bon: 10260
Geocode 1032

Prawet (Thai: ประเวศ; IPA: [prà.wêːt]) is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand, located in the southeast of the town. Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Bang Phli (Samut Prakan Province), Bang Na, Phra Khanong, Suan Luang, Bang Kapi, Saphan Sung and Lat Krabang (Bangkok).

Si Nakharin road, named after Srinagarindra, is the major road of the district. There are plenty of housing projects along this road. Prawet also plays an important part to control flood problem in eastern Bangkok with a vast lake in Rama IX Park.

History[edit]

Prawet was once part of Phra Khanong district. Prawet was elevated to become a separate district in 1989. Part of Prawet, especially the Suan Luang sub-district were curved out to establish Suan Luang district on 14 January 1994.

In October 2005 the plan to create the special administrative area Nakhon Suvarnabhumi around the new Bangkok airport became public. Prawet was supposed to be one of five districts to be included into this new area.

Administration[edit]

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

1. Prawet ประเวศ
2. Nong Bon หนองบอน
3. Dokmai ดอกไม้

Places[edit]

Inside Seacon Square

Rama IX Park (Suan Luang Rama IX, สวนหลวง ร. 9) is a large park built to commenmorate King Bhumibol's 60th birthday on 5 December 1987. It covers 0.8 km² of land, a large portion of which is the water reservoir named Traphang Kaeo (ตระพังแก้ว). The most distinctive building of the park is Ho Ratchamongkhon (หอรัชมงคล) which is a gallery showing the king's biography and his royal projects. It also has a botanical garden and grass fields for recreational sports.

Seacon Square is a large shopping malls located on Si Nakharin Road. Further south along the road are Tesco Lotus and Paradise Park (formerly Seri Center). The latter is a mall specialized in IT, furnitures, and kids schools offering activities such as music and sports.

Onnut Road is fast becoming an automotive hub. Manheim Auctions had validated this area by choosing to establish its Asian Pacific headquarters and auction site here. The Soni Group Of Companies has further accelerated the recovery of this region by establishing a large auto showroom and its corporate headquarters.

The great push to Prawet's recovery is its close proximity to the new Suvarnbhumi Airport.

Education[edit]

Pan-Asia International School is located in the district.[1] In addition Wells International School has its Wells International Kindergarten Bangna Campus in Prawet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School Location." Pan-Asia International School. Retrieved on 28 February 2013. "18 Chalermprakiat Rama 9 soi 67, Kwang Dokmai, Pravet District, Bangkok 10250 Thailand"
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Wells International School. Retrieved on 7 March 2013. "Wells International Kindergarten Bang Na Campus (Nursery – K3) 10 Srinakarin Soi 62, Nongban Pravate, Bangkok 10250"

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