One of the few B&Bs in Bangkok, this 70-year-old house belonged to a former Supreme Court judge (baan means house, pra is a title given to high-ranking officials in Thailand, Nond was the judge’s nickname). It was built for the astonishingly low cost of 8,000B all those years ago. Today, his family operate the canary yellow Thai-Colonial guesthouse with pride. The nine rooms are quaint and filled with old- fashioned furnishings (a big wooden armoire here, a canopy bed there), but with all the modern amenities today’s travelers have come to expect. Light-filled, breezy common spaces are ideally suited for curling up with a good book; an artful portrait of the judge watches over one of the living rooms. The only downside: the house is smack-dab between two major roads, so it can get noisy. But the location is ripe for riverside exploration as it is steps away from the Saphan Taksin pier and BTS stop.