The hood once only known for street food and luxury hotels is now home to come of the city's edgiest galleries and noteworthy museums. Can't beat the heat during the day? The occasional Gallery Hopping Night might be your answer.
Best art museums and galleries in Charoenkrung
Explore the art scene in Bangkok's old riverside community
Set in what used to be Arthorn Suksa Chinese School, the multidisciplinary art space displays items that have been carefully handpicked by the new generation of the Attakanwongs family with deep roots in the antiques scene. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to expect aesthetics that blend modern ideals and stylish eclecticism.
This is perhaps the biggest, most anticipated opening in 2017. TCDC takes up over 9,000 square metersat The Bangkok General Post Office, making wayfor an exhibition space, design shop, auditoriums, meeting rooms, multi-function room, coworking space, business center, workshop room, material and design renovation center, and a silent study room.
Scheduled to open later in May, Warehouse 30 is the newest brainchild of The Jam Factory’s Duangrit Bunnag, who’s been gearing up full speed in revitalizing Charoenkrung. Duangrit is turning seven old warehouses built during the mid-40s into a 600-square-meter mix-use creative complex.
American art dealer H Earnest Lee fostered new markets for emerging Thai artists at this converted wooden house, other hip venues and in New York. Look out for work by Thaweesak 'Lolay' Srithongdee (perverse pop), Top Changtrakul (cartoonesque mindscapes), Jakkai Siributr (fabric art), and pieces by the minimalist abstract master Somboon Hormthienthong.