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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.

Exploring the old ways of old town

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It was a Sunday morning and the skies were brushed with a streak of grey. The rain clouds came and ruined our plans of capturing some striking pictures of waterside communities against a blue backdrop as we cruised along the Phasi Charoen canal to explore the old town of Thon Buri. Amid a relaxing and…

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Street art flourishing in Bangkok – video

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Once rejected, street art is now appearing throughout the city, communicating Thai humour, beauty and social issues to its people. Jason Lai takes a closer look. Underground – and specifically street art – has emerged in Bangkok as a new and vibrant way for artists to share creativity that often contains social or humorous messages….

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Bangkok’s best photographer walks

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If you’re all about capturing the fading charms, old architecture and slow-life vibe of Bangkok’s Old Town, then look no further than the historic neighborhoods of Tha Tien, Phahurat and Yaowarat. Start your journey at colonial-style The Old Siam Plaza on Tri Phet Road near MRT Sam Yot, known for its great selection of traditional Thai desserts—try the…

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Community at Work

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HOW CHAROENKRUNG ROAD IS RAPIDLY TRANSFORMING ITSELF INTO ONE OF THE CITY’S COOLEST NEIGHBOURHOODS Worlds collide on Bangkok’s Charoenkrung Road. The first paved road in the city is today a melting pot of museums, restaurants, bars and cafes that stand side by side with decades-old family shophouses and businesses, from rice factories to jewellery dealers….

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Cultural and historical landmarks in the Old Town that you may have forgotten

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The Old Town is one of Bangkok’s most significant tourist draws, home to the some of the country’s most striking landmarks such as The Grand Palace, Wat Po and a spate of museums and galleries. The area, however, also boasts a number of other cultural gems apart from these guidebook staples; attractions that remain untainted by…

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Best things to do around Wat Mangkorn

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Delicious street food, golden shrines, and a charming local community are what brings tourists to Yaowarat, Bangkok’s famed Thai-Chinese neighborhood. For years, getting to Yaowarat required sitting in congested traffic, mainly due to construction work on the subway line running through the area. But with the recent inauguration of the Wat Mangkorn MRT station, a…

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New Ways of Life

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This year, Bangkok Design Week is focused on the potential for alternative ways of living Explore possibilities for the way we can live at Bangkok Design Week 2020 (BKKDW), now ongoing in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood of Bangrak district until Feb 9. BKKDW 2020, under the theme “Resilience: New Potential For Living”, invites visitors to…

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Everything You Need to Know About Bangkok’s Galleries’ Night 2020

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Organized by the Embassy of France in Thailand, Galleries’ Night returns for its 7th consecutive edition, this time with more than 70 galleries and 250 Thai and international artists taking part. And because Galleries’ Night 2020 will be held on the 14th and 15th of February, this year’s event slogan is “Love is in the…

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Top spots to see street art in Bangkok

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Street art may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Bangkok. But if you look closely, you’ll notice that the city is plastered with urban graffiti, from professionally painted murals to bold and vibrant tags. Over the last few years, street art in Bangkok has become more popular, mainly due…

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Why the Chao Phraya River is now the coolest place to be in Bangkok

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Want the best of the Thai capital? Head to its watery artery, where new openings are making it the hottest spot in town. With floating markets and glittering city views, the Chao Phraya River has always been one of Bangkok’s must-sees, but until recently it hasn’t been entirely… well, cool. However, that’s now changing quicker than…

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TCEB unveils 2020 Strategy

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TCEB Unveils 2020 Strategy, Making Headway to Turn Thailand into Global Exhibition Mecca Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB, disclosed that the expedition of Thailand’s international exhibition industry in 2020 under the “Exhibition Redefined; 360๐ Exhibition Success”, which was formulated by TCEB, and the hosting of The 86th…

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At the crossroads of history

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Visit the areas south of Ayutthaya and learn about the city’s cosmopolitan past The ancient city of Ayutthaya was surrounded by rivers — the Lop Buri on the north side, the Pa Sak on the east side and the Chao Phraya on the remaining sides. South of the city island, known in Thai as Koh…

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