Huai Khwang District
Street near Huai Khwang Station at night
Khet location in Bangkok
|• Total||15.033 km2 (5.804 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,422.40/km2 (14,044.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
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.
The district is divided into three sub-districts (khwaeng).
- Huai Khwang ห้วยขวาง
- Bang Kapi บางกะปิ
- Sam Sen Nok สามเสนนอก
- Thailand Cultural Centre (ศูนย์วัฒนธรรมแห่งประเทศไทย), a venue consisting of two auditoriums and one outdoor stage, used for live performances throughout the year. It was built with a grant from Japan, and opened on 9 October 1987. It can be reached via MRT's Thailand Cultural Centre Station.
- Ratchada Grand Theatre, the site of the Siam Niramit show.
- Royal City Avenue (RCA), a nightlife area.
- CentralPlaza Grand Rama IX
- Ganesh Shrine, a shrine of Ganesha at the corner of Huai Khwang near the Huai Khwang MRT Station, where many worship (it is just over the border in Din Daeng District).
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).
- KIS International School, Thai-Japanese Association School and Modulo Language School are in Huai Khwang District.
- Triamudomsuksapattanakarn Ratchada School
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- "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"
- "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"
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- "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"
- "Thai-Japanese Association School." Bangkok Post. Retrieved on 28 February 2013.
- "Contact info" Modulo Language School. "Central Rama 9, unit 1202. 9/9 Ratchadaphisek Rd., Huai-Khwang, Bangkok, 10310"