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Bangkok River is regularly featured by the national, regional and international media. Travel writers and bloggers visit the Chao Phraya River throughout the year to write articles about where to stay and what to do for travelers looking to discover the real Bangkok. You will find a selection here.

The best restaurants in Bangkok

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At hit fusion restaurant 80/20, tattooed chef Napol ‘Joe’ Jantraget experiments with cooking techniques, food pairings and local produce even most Thais have never heard of, such as hom choo, a thin root vegetable, and ka-yang, a cumin-tasting leaf. Paving the way for the rediscovery of even more obscure ingredients, his food laboratory in the…

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Charoenkrung’s New Cool Vibe

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Laid down more than 150 years ago, Charoenkrung was Bangkok’s first paved road. Paralleling the Chao Phraya, it rapidly became the city’s center of commerce, conveying international traders and diplomats from the southern riverside up through Chinatown and on to the gates of the Grand Palace. The legendary Oriental Hotel—now the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok—was founded…

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Bangkok Art Biennale 2018:

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Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 brings together international and local artists this October After Venice, Istanbul, Berlin and even Singapore, Bangkok joins the list of cities upping their artistic ante. Curating works from 75 artists from 33 countries, the Thai capital joins the biennale bandwagon with not one, but two biennales: Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) –…

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Bangkok’s Best Day Trips

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Bang Krachao One hour from city center “Bangkok’s ‘green lung’ is a protected wetlands area in Phra Pradaeng, on the other side of the Chao Phraya river from the glitzy malls of Sukhumvit. You can take your own bike across on the ferry from the Bangkok Port — where the cargo ships come in —…

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One Night in Bangkok? This Is How You Should Spend It

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To help us plot a nightlife itinerary that would involve neither septuagenarian sexpats (common in the red-light district of Soi Cowboy) nor sloppy-drunk backpackers (the scourge of Khaosan Road), we turned to Jason Lang, a California photographer who has been living in Bangkok for two decades. In addition to shooting for Monocle, Saveur, and Condé…

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What to do in Bangkok: The Black Book

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Imagine a city of 10 million people that’s twice the size of New York with no decent subway and traffic that feels like all 10 million hit the road at once. Maddening, right? Not when it comes to Bangkok, whose unconventional charms make the far larger impression. Instead of little shops or galleries down the…

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Discovering how Bangkok Blossomed

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The Bang Rak area, aka the Charoen Krung Creative District, boasts not only the new Thailand Creative and Design Centre at the old Post Office, Warehouse 30 and other art galleries in small alleys but also many cultural attractions and eateries. Just the close vicinity of the Bang Rak Fresh Market alone is outstanding with…

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Bangkok’s New Old Event Spaces

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“What’s new? is a question that resonates with many seasoned business event planners when considering Bangkok, an evergreen MICE destination. Over the past two decades, Thailand’s vibrant capital city has delivered when it comes to providing an accessible and affordable business event destination. But with many groups revisiting this favourite Asian hub, planners have been…

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Cool China

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Once considered the epitome of unhip, Chinese culture and traditions are experiencing a revival in the city Some 20 or 30 years ago, the fact that Somchai Kwangtonpanich spoke Chinese or carried out Chinese traditions in his daily life was looked down upon. “People believed that my lifestyle was ludicrous,” says the born-and-bred Yaowarat man,…

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The Bangkok you don’t know

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Last year, Bangkok attracted 21.5 million visitors, making it the world’s most popular travel destination. So it can pay explore the city’s lesser-known quarters. Here’s our list of the best things to see to get away from the crowds. Thonburi: The old capital “On this side of the river you get the best views of Bangkok…

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Bangkok River video

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With so many things to explore on the Chao Phraya River, join our two couples as they move from sun-up to sun-down, from north to south along Bangkok River.

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First step towards Bangkok becoming World Design Capital

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I’ve never seen Charoen Krung district, which was the main site for Bangkok Design Week, look so vibrant and cool. Over the past two weeks, a large number of visitors, mostly young and chic, have thronged the once sleepy area that is now a creative hub. A major attraction was the old building that once…

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