Nana Plaza (officially Nana Entertainment Plaza; shortened NEP) is a 3 storey red-light district in Bangkok, which is rumoured to be the largest sex complex in the world. It is on Sukhumvit Road Soi 4 across from the Nana Hotel, within walking distance of the BTS Skytrain’s “Nana Station”. The name originates from the Nana family (Lek Nana being the most prominent member) which owns much property in the area and still has much influence in Thailand.
Walking down Soi 4 from Sukhumvit Road, you’ll know you’re approaching Nana Plaza when you spot the line of street vendor carts preparing an array of weird and wonderful bites. These include ‘som tum’ (spicy green papaya salad), ‘kai tod’ (charcoal-grilled chicken) and fried insects, among other odd delicacies – comfort food for the bargirls who mostly hail from Thailand’s northeastern Isaan Province.
Young girls in halter tops and short mini-skirts can be found filling up bags of crispy invertebrates, which they chop up and eat with rice and a dash of ‘nam prik’, chili and shrimp jam (watching them refuel on these down-to-earth pleasures, even joining in, makes for an interesting diversion from the other sorts of pleasures found here)
wattana place to here
|Wattana Place||Na na soi 4||31 min. (9.5 Km)|
|Wattana Place Bus No# 60, 113, 501||Ramkhamhaeng stations||11 min. (11 stops)|
|Ramkhamhaeng stations||Phaya Thai stations||8 min. (3 stations)|
|Phaya Thai stations||Nana stations||10 min. (5 stations)|