Huai Khwang (ห้วยขวาง)

Area - 15.033 km2 (5.804 sq mi)

 

Population - 80,735

 

 

History

The Huai Khwang District was established from 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.

 

Places of Interest

  • 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 Bangkok Metro's Thailand Cultural Centre Station.
  • Ratchada Grand Theatre, the site of theSiam Niramit 
  • Royal City Avenue(RCA), a nightlife area with lots of pubs.
  • CentralPlaza Grand Rama IX

 

 

Transportation

The Bangkok Metro 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).