Yan Nawa District

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Yan Nawa

Khet location in Bangkok
Khet location in Bangkok
Coordinates: 13°41′49″N 100°32′35″E / 13.69694°N 100.54306°E / 13.69694; 100.54306Coordinates: 13°41′49″N 100°32′35″E / 13.69694°N 100.54306°E / 13.69694; 100.54306
SeatChong Nonsi
 • Total16.662 km2 (6.433 sq mi)
 • Total78,797[1]
 • Density4,729.14/km2 (12,248.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code

Yan Nawa or Yannawa (Thai: ยานนาวา, pronounced [jāːn nāːwāː]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by (clockwise from west to northeast) Rat Burana (across Chao Phraya River), Bang Kho Laem, Sathon and Khlong Toei Districts of Bangkok while its remaining neighbor from east to south is Amphoe Phra Pradaeng of Samut Prakan Province.


Yan Nawa, in the past, was called Ban Thawai (Tavoy village, บ้านทะวาย) or Ban Khok Khwai (water buffalo pen village, บ้านคอกควาย) due to a large concentration of Tavoy people who often brought water buffaloes to market for trade. It became Amphoe Ban Thawai during King Chulalongkorn's rule, and was part of Phra Pradaeng Province. When that province was abolished in 1932, its northern parts were added to Phra Nakhon (Bangkok) Province. Ban Tavoy was then renamed to Amphoe Yan Nawa in agreement with the earlier rename of Wat Ban Thawai to Wat Yan Nawa. It became a khet in 1972 and the present-day khwaeng were devised in 1975. On 9 November 1989 parts of Yan Nawa were split off to form two new districts, Sathon and Bang Kho Laem. Wat Yan Nawa, the temple the district name inherits, is now in Sathon District.


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

1. Chong Nonsi ช่องนนทรี
2. Bang Phongphang  บางโพงพาง




Originally the Harrow International School, Bangkok school was in Yan Nawa District.[2] It is now in Don Mueang District.[3] The Sarasas Ektra School is located in this part of the city.


  1. ^ "Population and House Report for Year 2017". Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-01. (Search page)
  2. ^ Home page. Harrow International School, Bangkok. August 23, 2000. Retrieved on June 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Harrow International School, Bangkok. Retrieved on 1 March 2013. "45 Soi Kosumruamchai 14, Kosumruamchai Rd., Sikun, Don Muang, Bangkok, 10210 Thailand" - Thai address: "45 ซอยโกสุมรวมใจ 14 ถนนโกสุมรวมใจ แขวงสีกัน เขตดอนเมือง"

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