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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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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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Bangkok Flow

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Bangkok’s Creative District, which surrounds the new Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, brings locals, visitors and visionaries together to shape the future of the city. The chao phraya river threads through my childhood memories, its broad silty waters curling through rice pad- dies in the countryside before drifting past the burgeoning skyline…

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How art is helping to regenerate Bangkok’s old buildings

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Historic buildings throughout Bangkok are re-emerging from years of dereliction to host new art galleries and creative endeavors. Here are their stories. When the bright blue doors closed on the Arthorn Suksa school in mid-2017, Charoenkrung locals could have been forgiven for thinking the 120-year-old building would make way for yet another condo. Fast-forward two…

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