Up at dawn and working until the next day's morning, fishing boats and fish markets thrive along the Chao Phraya River in Klong Toey. South of central Bangkok, Klong Toey shares the city center's inclinations for the delightfully haphazard and the certainly crowded. Serving as the city's largest port and home to its most expansive slum, Klong Toey has historically been an immigrant refuge and working individual's respite from mainstream Bangkok.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
An Urban Fishing Village Along the Chao Phraya
[Klong Toey is home to] a huge wet market, the biggest one in Bangkok. You can buy everything there from fruit and vegetables to seafood...If you want to taste the Thai way of life, you will find [it here] at economic prices."
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There's a park near Emporium...it has a great childrens play area and we took our daughter to play there every morning."
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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 John 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' spans 20 years of his photographs of Burma's crisis.
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.