Bang Na

Commuting professionals take advantage of Bang Na's streamlined city access by way of the sky train.

Downriver from the city's center, Bang Na's direct access to the Bangkok sky train offers swift rides to Silom and Siam Square. This hazy neighborhood's high-rises house commuting professionals and seemingly limitless shopping centers with rooftop amusement parks. Although much of Bang Na's traffic travels northbound, the neighborhood draws visitors of its own—Bang Na is home to the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center.

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On the Map

Bang Na is bordered by Phra Khanong and Prawet

Suvarnabhumi Airport: 25 minute drive or 1 hour by public transit and Airport Link
Siam BTS Skytrain Station: 65 minutes by pubic transit
Khao San Road: 80 minutes by public transit
Asok BTS Skytrain Station: 45 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

A Commuter and Commercial Haven In East Bangkok

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Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya and downriver from Silom and Siam Square, Bang Na bustles with professionals and commuters riding in cars and catching trains into Bangkok's core.

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Known for its impressively large commercial attractions, Bang Na's malls function as major entertainment centers.

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Seven stories tall, CentralPlaza Bangna features a water park on its roof and a series of theatres on its 6th floor.

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Southeast Asia's largest IKEA store is located in Bang Na.

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Buses leave directly from the sky train station destined for the parking lots of Bang Na's biggest commercial complexes.

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Bang Na's pace seems to increase as new construction continues to rise against its skyline.

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Nearby attractions for shopping are: Mega Bang Na, Central Bang Na, Paradise Mall and Seacon Shopping Mall..."

Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre

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Opened in 1997, the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, or BITEC, hosts major national and international exhibitions and conventions.

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The BTS station and BITEC are directly connected by indoor walkways.

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One of BITEC's most anticipated events is the annual Bangkok International Motor Show.

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If you want to eat out, there are plenty of options in our neighborhood: cheap Thai street food (noodles, fried chicken, papaya salad, etc.), Chinese restaurants (duck specialties) and for western style food you can go to the department store..."

Sleek Transportation Along the Sukhumvit Line

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The Bang Na BTS station's sky trains whisk passengers north and east along the Sukhumvit Line.

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With BTS sky train; you can go everywhere in Bangkok..."


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Nic Dunlop

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Nic Dunlop is a Bangkok-based photographer and writer represented by Panos Pictures in London. In 1999, he received an award from the Johns Hopkins University for Excellence in International Journalism for his discovery and exposure of Pol Pot's chief executioner Comrade Duch, a story told in his book, 'The Lost Executioner'. He also co-directed the Emmy nominated HBO film 'Burma Soldier'. His new book, 'Brave New Burma' which spans 20 years of his photographs of Burma's crisis was just published.

Paula Bronstein

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Paula Bronstein is an award winning photojournalist with over 30 years in the business. Originally from Boston, Bronstein worked for newspapers including The Hartford Courant and The Chicago Tribune before moving overseas to Thailand in 1998 to cover the Asian region including Afghanistan and Pakistan. Paula has been employed as a senior staff photographer with Getty Images for 10.5 years. Presently Paula has moved back to freelance and is being represented by Reportage by Getty Images.