Huai Khwang District

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Huai Khwang

Street near Huai Khwang Station at night
Street near Huai Khwang Station at night
Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°46′36″N 100°34′46″E / 13.77667°N 100.57944°E / 13.77667; 100.57944Coordinates: 13°46′36″N 100°34′46″E / 13.77667°N 100.57944°E / 13.77667; 100.57944
SeatHuai Khwang
 • Total15.033 km2 (5.804 sq mi)
 • Total81,515[1]
 • Density5,422.40/km2 (14,044.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code

Huai Khwang (Thai: ห้วยขวาง, pronounced [hûa̯j kʰwǎːŋ]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. It is east of the city centre. Neighbouring districts are Chatuchak, Wang Thonglang, Bang Kapi, Suan Luang, Watthana, Ratchathewi, and Din Daeng.


Huai Khwang District was established in an area formerly part of Phaya Thai in 1973. Adjustments to the district were made in 1978, adjusting boundaries with neighboring districts Phaya Thai and Bang Kapi, and again in 1993, creating the new Din Daeng District.

The name "Huai Khwang" meaning 'creek barricade' (huai means 'creek' and khwang means 'barricade'). Because the terrain here in the past consisted of wetlands and creeks, waterways were the main means of transport.[2]

Today, the district has attracted a new generation of Chinese, leading it to be called "New Chinatown", as distinct from Bangkok's traditional Chinatown, Yaowarat, in Samphanthawong District.[2]


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

  1. Huai Khwang ห้วยขวาง
  2. Bang Kapi บางกะปิ
  3. Sam Sen Nok สามเสนนอก



Entrance to Huai Khwang Station

The MRT passes along the west side of Huai Khwang, providing six stations: Phetchaburi, Phra Ram 9, Thailand Cultural Centre, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan and Ratchadaphisek.

The Huai Khwang Metro Station is at the intersection of Ratchadaphisek Road with Prachasongkroa and Pracharat Bamphen Roads. From this station, several entertainment complexes are within walking distance, including some belonging to the famous Davis Group of massage parlours.

The main depot of the Metro is in Huai Khwang District, covering an area of 0.48 square kilometres (120 acres).


Nok Mini (formerly SGA Airlines) has its headquarters in the district.[3]

Thai Sky Airlines formerly had its head office in Room 708 of the 7th floor of the Le Concorde Tower in Huai Khwang District.[4][5]



  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ a b c "ห้วยขวาง - The New China Town". Realist (in Thai).
  3. ^ "Contact Nok Mini." Nok Mini. Retrieved on 27 February 2013. "Headquarter Office: Siam General Aviation Co., Ltd. 19/6 Royal City Avenue Block A Rama 9 Road Kwang Bangkapi Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10310 THAILAND"
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Thai Sky Airlines. 17 January 2007. Retrieved on 7 April 2013. "Head Office 7th Floor., Room 708, Leconcode Tower [sic] 202 Ratchadapisek RD., Huay Kwang,Bangkok 10320"
  5. ^ "Index_1.jpg." and "Index_9.jpg." and "Index_3.jpg." Thai Sky Airlines. 15 July 2007. Retrieved on 7 April 2013. "7th Floor, Room 708, Le Concorde Tower, 202 Ratchadapisek RD., Huay Hwang, Bangkok 10320"
  6. ^ "Contact Us." KIS International School. Retrieved on 6 March 2013. "KIS International School, 999/124 Kesinee Ville Pracha-Utit Road, Huay-Kwang Bangkok 10320, Thailand"
  7. ^ "Thai-Japanese Association School." Bangkok Post. Retrieved on 28 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Contact info" Modulo Language School. "Central Rama 9, unit 1202. 9/9 Ratchadaphisek Rd., Huai-Khwang, Bangkok, 10310"

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