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 to social media and the Bukruk Urban Arts Festival in 2013 and 2016, a project that invited Thai and international artists to create urban masterpieces all over Bangkok.
We roamed the city, from Ratchathewi to Bangrak, and can truly say that Bangkok is one heck of a city for admiring street art. Here’s a list of the best locations to get your street art fix.
Soi Charoenkrung 32
Because of the Bukruk Urban Arts Festival, the under-appreciated walls of Soi Charoenkrung 32 are now decorated with murals by several Thai and international taggers. (The street was the main site for the 10-day festival.) Here you will see masterpieces like the three-eyed kid by Alex Face, a funky bear character by Bonus TMC, mysterious-looking portraits by Kult, and spray-painted art by Lolay. Come after 3 pm to get a better view of all the pieces because nearly the entire strip is covered with street vendors during the day.