Bangkok: Neighborhoods


  • Banglamphu

    In the northern part of the Old City, Banglamphu offers pleasant strolls, interesting markets, and Khao San Road, one of the world's best-known backpacker hubs. Khao San has become a truly...

  • Chinatown

    Almost as soon as Bangkok was founded, Chinatown started to form; it's the city's oldest residential neighborhood. Today it's an integral part of the city, bustling with little markets (and a few...

  • Dusit and Northern Bangkok

  • The Old City

    The Old City, which is adjacent to Banglamphu on the north and Thonburi across the Chao Phraya River on the west, is the historic heart of Bangkok where you can find most of the ancient buildings...

  • Pathumwan

    Bangkok has many downtowns that blend into each other—even residents have a hard time agreeing on a definitive city center—but Pathumwan is the closest thing to a "downtown" in Central...

  • Silom and Bang Rak

    The Silom area, with a mix of tall buildings, residential streets, and entertainment areas, is Bangkok's busiest business district. Some of the city's finest hotels and restaurants are in this...

  • Thonburi

    Largely residential, Thonburi is where travelers go to take a ride along the city's ancient waterways. Most of Thonburi beyond the riverbank is of little interest to visitors. Many locals claim it...


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