Lak Si, the new home of the governmental military complex, has quickly turned from a quiet neighborhood into Bangkok’s busy hub of bureaucracy. Strategically close to the Don Muang Airport, the district has attracted most new government buildings in an effort to unite Thailand’s administration in one district, housing courts, immigration, post office and public broadcasting. This sudden change of environment has naturally seen the sudden inflow of businesses in the area in addition to the hotels already catering to the airport. Chaeng Watthana road has seen huge inflow of shopping malls, food stalls, cafes, brand-name clothes and electronic shops.
Harrow International School Bangkok, Patai Udom Suksa School, Charoenpol Wittaya School, Bangkok Advent School are well known schools in the area, but neighboring districts have many schools to add to your list.
Lak Si is well connected to Bangkok by three highways: North through Nonthaburi by the Sirat elevated expressway, down south by the Don Muang Expressway, or east by the Ratchadaphisek elevated expressway. Bangkok’s Skytrain services services from Wat Phra Sri Mahathat, making Bangkok Center easily accessible.
Lak Si is widely populated with hospitals like Chulabhorn Hospital, Mongkutwattana Hospital, Yaowarak Hospital, Thai Traditional and Integrated Medicine Hospital, Vibhavadi Hospital and CGH Hospital.
Check out the museum of Contemporary Art, or the Tha Sai Flea Market. Whether shopping for groceries or gifts, there are plenty of retail options here that range from the huge and modern shopping malls offers shopping, and dining is plentiful at restaurants scattered around the place. For the more classical experience, take a walk through the Wat Lak Si, or try your luck at the shooting ranges in the military base. They also offer BB gun ranges for children and adults, as well as off road bicycle tracks through the jungle.
Nightlife is not the forte of Lak Si, but there are plenty of small bars and restaurants around.