Things to do in Charoenkrung

A complete guide to the best restaurants, bars, shops and galleries in Bangkok’s hottest neighborhood

Charoenkrung
Pinyada Ratanasungk/Time Out Bangkok

The relocation of the Thailand Creative & Design Center—better known as TCDC—to Charoenkrung may be a simple move to many. It is, however, a big deal to creative types and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. The move not only exposes the neighborhood to thirty thousand TCDC members, but also introduces more creative vibes, a commercial environment and business opportunities—things Charoenkrung has lacked for decades, if not a century. Since the relocation announcement last January, new restaurants, bars and galleries have mushroomed along Chaoroenkrung Road and its adjacent sois. Hotels in the area have gone through face-lifting processes. New residential projects have been built. The hood once only known for its street food and five-star hotels has become vibrant once again. It’s enjoying so much hype that the pioneers of Charoenkrung’s creative scene—Duangrit Bunnag of The Jam Factory, Shane Suvikapakornkul of Serindia Gallery, David Robinson of River Partners, for example—have joined forces to set up the Creative District Foundation, a central unit that brainstormsfor ideas on how to make the community better—more liveable to its residents but also visitor-friendly. Time Out Bangkok editors roamed the alleys of Charoenkrungto discover the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee, and to celebrate the comeback of one of Bangkok’s oldest riverside neighborhoods. 

Best restaurants in Charoenkrung
Restaurants

Best restaurants in Charoenkrung

Charoenkrung is best known for food and eating options in this Bangkok’s old community are abundant. 

Best cocktail bars in Charoenkrung
Bars

Best cocktail bars in Charoenkrung

Roam the streets where you'll find everything from swanky hotel bars to no-frills, non-aircon watering holes.

Best art museums and galleries in Charoenkrung
Art

Best art museums and galleries in Charoenkrung

The hood is now home to come of the city's edgiest galleries and noteworthy museums. 

Best places to shop in Charoenkrung
Shopping

Best places to shop in Charoenkrung

Dotting the streets and small alleys are Bangkok's most famous antiques shops and art galleries. 

Best luxury hotels in Charoenkrung
Hotels

Best luxury hotels in Charoenkrung

With breathtaking views of Chaophraya River, Charoenkrung is definitely home to some of the best hotels in the world. 

Best new residential projects in Charoenkrung
Real estate

Best new residential projects in Charoenkrung

Charoenkrung has some of the city's best and most expensive, thanks to the unbeatable river views.

Comments

1 comments
Ray H

And to see it all up and close I still recommend doing a bicycle tour in this area. Would recommend http://www.gobangkoktours.com as they are right in the middle of it all.