East of central Bangkok, Phra Khanong thrives downriver from the city's fast pace. Phra Khanong replaces the urban center's high-rises with wooden docks and Buddhist temples. Mostly residential and distinctly casual, Phra Khanong's inhabitants are apt to maintain mom-and-pop markets and slurp noodles from a sidewalk stall where the owner knows their name. Although the neighborhood is near upscale areas like Thong Lo, Phra Khanong's pockmarked sidewalks feel more down-to-earth compared to its cleaner, modern counterparts.See 32 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Phra Khanong: Residential Along the River
The area is not touristy which is great with a mix of traditional and modern markets. We felt safe and secure at all times and the Thai people were so lovely."
Visited in 2013
Day to Night Markets In Everyday Bangkok
Phra Khanong: The Endurance of Mom-and-Pop Shops
Off the River In Phra Khanong
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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.