Indoor mega spaces and intimate outdoor shrines connect in Pathum Wan, a whirling area that somehow leaves you less dizzy than many of Bangkok's mall-filled neighborhoods. Perhaps it's because Pathum Wan balances its luxury consumer culture with the presence of embassies, universities, and shrines. Beyond its massive mall, scooters and bikes coast by unintimidating apartment buildings and quieter streets. If you want to be surrounded by all-encompassing, incessant entertainment, venture to Pathum Wan during the winter holidays.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Urban Luxury Northwest of Silom and Siam Square
Location is great, where all embassies and global companies are...excellent restaurants in the area and literally steps from the Skytrain..."
Visited in 2013
High-Rise Shopping: CentralWorld and Gaysorn Plaza
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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.