Phra Khanong District

Phra Khanong ( Thai: พระโขนง ) is one of the 50 districts (Khet ) of Bangkok, capital of Thailand. Phra Khanong is in the range of the southeastern city along Sukhumvit Road.


The neighboring districts are from clockwise from the north: Khlong Toei, Watthana, Suan Luang, Prawet and Bang Na. To the west, on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prakan province of Amphoe Phra Pradaeng.


Phra Khanong was a 1902 or Amphoe of Nakhon Khuan Khan. Nakhon Khuan Khan was renamed in 1914 in Phra Pradaeng. 1927 Phra Khanong was separated from the former province of Phra Pradaeng and incorporated into the city of Bangkok. First, it was a fairly large district, but was then split into numerous smaller. The districts of Khlong Toei, Watthana, Suan Luang, Prawet and Bang Na were once part of Phra Khanong.

The word comes from the Khanong Khmer language and means eyebrow. As the story of Phra Pradaeng over 1000 years reaches back to back in the time when this area was part of the ancient Khmer Empire still and has long been considered a gateway to the lake, the name could also originate from Khanon ( ขนอน ) with the meaning of the Customs House.

Important Temple

  • Wat Tham Mongkhon ( วัด ธรรมมงคล ) - Buddhist temple ( Wat ) in Soi 101 ( Soi = side street) Sukhumvit Road, founded in 1962, with one of the highest Chedi in Thailand. This Chedi is Phra Maha Chedi Wiriya Mongkhon ( พระ วิริยะ มงคล มหา เจดีย์ ) called, she has built a square plan and is in the style of the Mahabodhi Temple in India. The tip is supposedly decorated with 17 kg gold and 1063 diamonds. Inside there is a large Buddha statue made ​​of jade, as well as a statue of Kuan Yin.


The local shops are mainly due to the nearby residents, so the Thai clientele established. There are some department stores, such as Thai Daimaru, ATM and Asia. But also an open market and numerous shops for daily needs have opened. The prices are much cheaper here than in the exclusive shopping areas such as Siam Square. Electrical appliances are available and typically very low in large selection.


The extension of the Sukhumvit Line of the Bangkok Skytrain from On Nut by Bearing ( Sukhumvit Soi 107) was put into operation on August 12, 2011. Through this extension, there are two new stations in Phra Kanong: Bang Chak and Punnawithi.


The district has only one sub-district ( Kwaeng ):