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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.

IconSiam – here’s all the stuff that we care about most. It’s finally open.

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Alicia Keys is gone. The free Champagne’s been put away. Now it’s time to actually take a look inside and see what makes the B54-billion IconSiam worth traveling across the river for. This so-called “Paragon by the River” (it’s built by the same developers) is home to over 500 shops, 100 restaurants and two luxury apartment…

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Chanel presents ‘Cruise’ replica along Bangkok’s river

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Chanel on Wednesday staged a replica of its Cruise 2018-2019 collection along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river, the first ever showing for the French fashion house in the Thai capital. Debuted in Paris in May, the show featured a massive ocean liner that was installed in the Grand Palais as a backdrop to designer Karl Lagerfeld’s…

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Can Bangkok Become an Arts Destination?

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Bangkok is renowned for street food and shopping delights as well as notorious nightlife, but the latest effort to woo tourists aims for the cultural high ground by turning the metropolis into an art gallery. An exhibition called the Bangkok Art Biennale is showcasing more than 200 pieces from dozens of artists around the world, such as…

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Upcoming festival to turn Bangkok into heart of contemporary arts

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City with ‘creative chaos’ has potential to become the region’s artistic center, says event director.   BANGKOK — The Thai capital is preparing to host a nearly four month long art festival starting Oct. 19. The Bangkok Art Biennale will be the country’s first large-scale event featuring contemporary art made possible with public and private…

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Bangkok: The Big Stopover

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The best places to eat and drink, what to see and do and where to stay in the capital of Thailand Bangkok can seem bewildering for new arrivals, what with its Bladerunner blur and infamous traffic. How to survive 48 hours? Keep it simple, and stay close to the banks of the Chao Phraya River….

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Bangkok’s latest ‘it’ spot feels like a slice of Brooklyn

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The city’s oldest quarter beside the Chao Phraya River is home to an engaging mix of fresh creative energy, modern laid-back dining and old-school Thai-Chinese enterprise. THE oldest road in Bangkok, Charoenkrung Road, has given birth to an entirely new area – the Creative District. Scattered throughout a myriad of so is and nestled amongst…

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Things to do in Charoenkrung

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The relocation of the Thailand Creative & Design Center—better known as TCDC—to Charoenkrung may be a simple move to many. It is, however, a big deal to creative types and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. The move not only exposes the neighborhood to thirty thousand TCDC members, but also introduces more creative vibes, a commercial environment and business…

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Hipsters Are Taking Over This Bangkok Neighborhood — and You’re Going to Want to Try Their Cocktails

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On the banks of the Chao Phraya River, a new generation of artists, designers, and chefs have created some of the Thai capital’s most exciting places to visit. Read on…

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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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