Bang Khen District
Bang Khen ( Thai: บางเขน, bā ː ŋ k ʰ ì ː n ) is one of the 50 districts ( Khet ) of Bangkok, capital of Thailand. Bang Khen is a suburban district in the north of the city.
The neighboring districts are from clockwise from the north: Sai Mai, Khlong Sam Wa, Khan Na Yao, Bueng Kum, Lat Phrao, Chatuchak, Lak Si and Don Mueang.
Bang Khen was established in 1897 as a province Amphoe Phra Nakhon. In 1972, the provinces Thon Buri and Phra Nakhon were merged and were called as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon to. The Amphoe management units within the capital were renamed Tambon sub- districts in Kwaeng in Khet. At that time, Bang Khen was a district with eight sub-districts.
Bang Khen was then a very large district, which, however, was significantly reduced in 1989 when the districts and Chatuchak Don Mueang were newly formed. In 1997 it was reduced again, was separated as Sai in the north of the district Mai, at the same time, however, got a sub-district of Bang Khen Lat Phrao awarded.
- Wat Phra Sri Mahathat ( วัด พระ ศรีมหาธาตุ วรมหาวิหาร ) - Buddhist temple ( Wat ) and meditation temple
- Lak Si monuments ( other name: " Phithak Ratthathammanun Monument" ) - " Monument to the defense of democracy," Monument to the fallen who died in combat counter-movement of Prince Boworadet 1933.
- Sathira Dhammasathan ( เสถียร ธรรม สถาน ) - Buddhist retreat center
- Ying Charoen Market ( ตลาด ยิ่ง เจริญ ) or Saphan May Market ( ตลาด สะพาน ใหม่ ) The original name of Saphan Mai was Saphan Sukoranakhaseni ( สะพาน สุกร นาค เสนีย์ )
In the district of Bang Khen is the Rajabhat University Tk.
Bang Khen is divided into two sub-districts ( Kwaeng ):
The council of the district of Bang Khen has eight members, each member shall be elected for four years. The last election was held on 30 April 2006 the results. :
- Thai Rak Thai Party - 8 seats