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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.

BMA touts historic canal route plan

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will spend 150 million baht to develop a new 15km canal network in Thon Buri as part of an initiative to revive tourism in Bangkok. Pijaya Nagavajra, BMA deputy permanent secretary, said the BMA has asked the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council to approve the budget…

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Splitting Atoms in the Big Bang

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(Excerpt from article by Bill Barnett of C9 Hotelworks) … Keeping the flame burning, my next stop takes me past the wall of voodoo and down to the resurging Chao Praya River. One of Asia’s most notable accidental tourism phenoms has to be how the two-decade-old commissioning of the BTS sky train shifted tourists away…

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The Iconic World of Andy Warhol

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Thais can get a glimpse into the mind of the avant-garde master until Nov 24 Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the border closures, the “Andy Warhol: Pop Art” exhibition finally found its way to Bangkok after its schedule was postponed from May to this month. Set against the vibrant walls, the iconic portraits of…

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Ethnicity Street

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Graffiti artists have turned Charoen Krung into a visual feast to raise spirits and revitalise the old Bangkok trading hub Like other cities across the world, Bangkok has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, people have been falling into depression over the past several months. So, in order to bring the cheerful…

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Exploring the flavours of Bangkok’s Royal Island

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Rattanakosin is one of Bangkok’s most historic precincts and offers some of the city’s best street food. Travel writer Julie Miller takes us on a culinary tour. Bordering Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River to the west, several canals to the east and Chinatown in the south is Rattanakosin, one of Bangkok’s most historic precincts. Established in…

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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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