This is perhaps the most eye-popping stations in the MRT Blue line extension. Painted in bright red, the station features AR-equipped drawings by artist Phannapast Taychamaythakool depicting the life of Chinese immigrants in the old times alongside images of dragonsand mystical beasts. (Note: the art is commissioned by a coffee brand, and is temporary). The walls of escalators climbing up to the ground level is decorated with intricate Chinese patterns as a reference to the décor of Wat Mangkorn Kamalawat, one of the most reputed Chinese temples in the neighborhood.
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 visit to this historic part of Bangkok has never been easier. Here’s what you need to check out in the area.