40 Under 40: Prakhun “Chao” Phornprapha
A combined passion for travel, adventure and physical fitness has brought Prakhun “Chao” Phornprapha to his current myriad roles. The aptly named Chao Hostel is a hip design hostel located in the middle of Bangkok, which is very much a reflection of his dynamic personality. Meanwhile, SMI Travel takes advantage of his Japanese language ability, perfected during his study time in Japan – where he earned a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the prestigious Meiji University. Finally, this fitness enthusiast’s penchant for functional, explosive workouts made him a natural fit for one of Bangkok’s most popular Crossfit chains, Training Ground Bangkok. The gym has truly earned its place in the hearts and minds of crossfitters, due in no small part to Prakhun’s efforts.