DISTRICT: Khlong Toei
Khlong Tan is a sub-district of Klong Toei and is located in central Bangkok and is is located right next to the Chao Phraya river. Khlong Tan is named after one of the longest canals in Thailand, Khlong Saen Saep which flows through the sub-district.
It is also close to one of the largest slums in the whole of Bangkok (the Khlong Toei Slum), which sits alongside some of the most expensive real estate in the capital. It is this juxtaposition that makes Khlong Tan so interesting.
The area is highly popular with tourists of all kinds as it contains some top shopping malls such as The Emporium, the famous Khlong Toei Market, the notorious Nana Plaza and numerous parks and gardens including Chuvit Garden, Benjasiri Park, and Banjakitti Park.
You can also find the Bangkok Planetarium and the Stock Exchange Building.
The area has a good transportation network as it is serviced by the BTS Skytrain with nearby stations of Nana, Asok, Phrom Phong, Thong Lo, Ekkamai, Phra Kanong, and On Nut which all follow Sukhumvit Road.
Not only are there are plethora of BTS stations near Khlong Tan, the vicinity also has MRT services as well, with the Khlong Toei, Sukhumvit, and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center stations close by.
If you wish to travel by bus to other parts of Bangkok or regions of Thailand then the Ekkamai Bus Terminal has inter-city services to Pattaya, Rayong, and Trat.
This excellent transport network is one of the reasons many property developers have decided to build luxury condominium buildings in and around Khlong Tan. Some of the real estate prices here are among the most expensive in Bangkok.