Skyscrapers tower above temples and malls mix with flea markets in Sathorn, Bangkok's 21st century business district. True to both its modern reputation and old-world roots, Sathorn's high-rises look ultra-sleek while its spice bins and cramped scooters look exceptionally commonplace. Sathorn evolves as quickly as its skytrains depart, but not everything is temporary. Although the restaurants and galleries that are open today might not be tomorrow, Sathorn's street food stalls continually prove they aren't going anywhere.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Sathorn: Bangkok's 21st Century Business Hub
I would recommend staying here if you are looking for a good local area that is not too touristy. The proximity to Lumpini Boxing Stadium (within walking distance) is good too if you are there during one of the show days. The street food along the main road is also very convenient in the morning and lunch times."
Visited in 2012
Off the Street: Day to Night Dining In Sathorn
On the Street: Street Food at Its Finest
Quiet Escapes In Sathorn
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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.