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Scenic waterway to get makeover

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Klong Phadung Krung Kasem’s winding route past markets and historical sites ideal for revamp Since the end of 2020, Klong Phadung Krung Kasem has seen a number of improvements, in particular the introduction of electric passenger boats along the Thewet Market Pier to Hua Lamphong Pier stretch. Around February of 2022, landscape improvements will start…

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How to spend 24 action-packed hours in Talad Noi and Chinatown

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When you think of Chinatown, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the intense, bustling Yaowarat. But venture out to Soi Nana and Talad Noi, the historical neighborhood’s quieter side, and you’ll be swept away by the indie cafes, street eats, art spaces, and crumbling shophouses-turned-cocktail bars. Grab your camera and follow our hacks…

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Google Doodle Celebrates Charoen Krung Road, The very first paved road

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The present Doodle observes Charoen Krung Road, the very first paved road in Bangkok, which officially opened to travel on this day in 1864. Built close by the banks of the Chao Phraya River, a tributary that flows through the heart of the city’s urban center, this historic thoroughfare paved the way for the modernization…

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MINE Smart Ferry: the next wave of electric vessels in Thailand’s waterways

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The clean energy soon could transform Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, with electric catamarans as it helps to promote alternative-energy transportation and reduce the PM2.5 problem. Energy Absolute is manufacturing 42 aluminium-alloy electric vessels, each of which can carry up to 250 people and travel 80 kilometres on a 20-minute charge. Their 800 kWh lithium-ion packs…

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Why Charoenkrung is still Bangkok’s coolest neighborhood

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Parallel to the Chao Praya River, Charoenkrung, Bangkok’s first functional road, is the ‘hood where buildings hold historical value, hip cafes spring up left and right, and vibrant murals color weathered walls down every soi. See BK Magazine’s recommendations for coffee and breakfast, lunch and dinner, drinks, art galleries and getting around.

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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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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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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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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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