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Phra Khanong (Thai: พระโขนง, pronounced [pʰráʔ kʰā.nǒːŋ]) is one of Bangkok’s 50 districts (Khet). Its neighbors include Suan Luang, Prawet, and Bang Na districts of Bangkok to the north. And across the Chao Phraya River, there is Amphoe Phra Pradaeng of Samut Prakan Province.
Back in 1902, the district used to be an amphoe of Nakhon Khuean Khan (later renamed Phra Pradaeng). But in 1927, the administration of Phra Khanong was moved to Bangkok. The once huge area of Phra Khanong was then split into several smaller districts. In fact, the districts Khlong Toei, Prawet, Watthana, Suan Luang, and Bang Na were all once part of Phra Khanong.
Even though much has changed in this area, people still call the surrounding areas as Phra Khanong. For example, the Phra Khanong station of Bangkok Skytrain is technically located in the sub-district of Watthana district but people are already used to calling it Phra Khanong station.
The word Khanong is from Khmer language which means eyebrow. However, it was also speculated that it may be from Khanon (ขนอน) meaning customhouse as this area has been an important gateway from the sea for a long time.
There is a shrine dedicated to Mae Nak Phra Khanong located at Wat Mahabut which was situated in the Phra Khanong district until the boundary change in 1997. Today, it now belongs to the neighboring Suan Luang district.
The district has two sub-districts (khwaeng):
Even though Phra Khanong is close to the much modern downtown Bangkok, the place still feels homey with a friendly neighborhood vibe as opposed to the usual urban decor. This is the reason why the place has a large expat community. There are also many students hanging around this district due to its close proximity to Bangkok University city campus.
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To see and be seen
Phra Khanong has a nice balance of urban and suburban living. It may not pride itself on world-class malls like those you can find in Phrom Phong, but it has its own local charm.
The Amped Trampoline Park is one of the popular destinations in this area. After bouncing off at the park, don’t miss to get a cone of gelato at Rin Taro. Their gelatos are really superb!
And in case you missed playing golf, go visit The Turn which is an indoor mini golf course. Vinyl junkies may find enjoyment visiting the hidden Trackaddict Records where you can dig for almost anything from jazz to molam. If you are an art enthusiast, don’t miss out the TARS Gallery and the Rebel Art Space.
If you have more time, try to explore Phra Khanong on foot – you’d probably be able to visit more hidden gems.
Everything you need is a few minutes away
Restaurants, shops, boutiques and the Phra Khanong market are just a few minutes away from each other. But if you want a one-stop place, the Phra Khanong market is a great place to be.
It’s not every day that you get to see a thriving market up close, so visiting the Phra Khanong Market may offer you the best experience. Located along the canal near the pier, the market is a bustling area where the old and new, and the rich and poor coexist.
However, the abundance of seafood and raw meat produces an overwhelming onslaught of smells, which discourages tourists and other locals from visiting the market. But there is the back market in the back alleyways where you’ll find a lot of random stuff and a good assortment of goods including clothing, toys, home decors and more. And should you want to get a haircut, the back alleyways also have salons and barbershops.
Options for dining, drinking, and entertainment
Phra Khanong is a place for diners or travelers on a budget. Quaint bars, Japanese and Korean restaurants and more local restaurants serve authentic cuisines at a more reasonable price than what you would normally get in downtown Bangkok.
Those looking for a wide variety of dishes other than Thai food find their way to W District which is an outdoor food court where many stalls serve international dishes. There are also a handful of pizzerias in the area such as the Cabana Garden and Crisp Pizza.
And if you are craving for a delicious cup of coffee, there are also coffee shops in Phra Khanong, some of which operate 24 hours a day. And if you are lucky enough, some coffee shops also have free WiFi, making them a great place to just sit, relax and get updated on social media.
Not surprisingly, Phra Khanong also offers after-hours entertainment. You could head to Ma-Rum-Ba where the mojitos are larger than most people’s heads! There are many other great bars across Sukhumvit Road if you come from W District. This place is really flourishing at night.
It’s good for business
Business is booming in Phra Khanong. With the condo boom, BTS station plus the University of Bangkok city campus close by, this is not a surprise. Many small and medium businesses are thriving here, thanks to the large number of expats, students and visitors in the area.
Phra Khanong is directly between two other hip and happening areas
Phra Khanong is just a few minutes away from two other major districts in Bangkok: the Bang Na and Asoke.
Bang Na’s is where the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre is located. This center has seen many big name concerts in the past. There are also large malls and luxury fashion brand boutiques worth visiting in Bang Na. Plus, another good reason to visit it is its wide selection of family-friendly restaurants and food courts.
Asoke is another place worth visiting. Asoke’s skyline is just beautiful in the evening! The place also has many charming restaurants offering international cuisines.
Other Bangkok’s districts are not too far either
The Phra Khanong station is a BTS skytrain station along the Sukhumvit Line. If you move south, Bang Na is just less than 10 minutes away by car and less than an hour on foot. Moving north, Asok is just approximately 17 minutes away by car. Suan Luang which is located north-east of Phra Khanong is about 20 minutes away. About north-northwest of Phra Khanong is Watthana, and you can reach this please in about 30 minutes by car.
These places also boast of many attractions including quaint restaurants and bars.
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