Tradition thrives in Thonburi, Thailand's former capital across the Chao Phraya River from the rest of Bangkok. Orchards and khlongs (Thai for small waterways) weave past this west-of-the-center neighborhood's temples and tuk tuks. Thonburi's slow-pace and vestigial capital structures remind of a Thailand before immense urbanization. Its relative isolation seems to transcend the passage of time, despite the commotion of the now-center being only a riverboat ride away.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Traditional Thailand on the Other Side of the River
The location on the Thonburi side of the river was easy to reach by BTS (with excellent connections to the river taxis at Saphan Taksin)."
Visited in 2013
Khlong San Market: Thonburi's Clothing Store
The Chao Phraya River makes a great way to get around, since many of the major tourist sites are easily accessible from the river. Chao Praya River Express operates a regular boat service - sort of a bus on the water. Fares are extremely cheap."
Spiritual Spaces and Sacred Wats
Thonburi: Residential Bangkok
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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.