Postcard of Charoen Krung Road near the British Embassy (now the General Post Office): Photo by Unknown, Public Domain, Link

TCDC Bangkok is located on Charoenkrung Road, which was Bangkok’s first road built using modern construction methods between 1862–1864 in the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV) to serve the fast-growing community of foreign traders on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River. It runs from the old city centre in Rattanakosin Island, passes through Bangkok’s Chinatown, continues into Bang Rak District, where it formerly served the community of European expatriates, and ends in Bang Kho Laem. The area consists of beautiful architecture – especially from the colonial era, a community of mixed cultures and is a growing space for artistic creation with many art galleries.

 

Map showing Charoen Krung Road in red (from Wikimedia Maps)

 

Explore the area:

Check out these links to learn more about the area!

Food:

Bangkok is the No. 1 city in the world for street food according to Forbes, and there is much to eat around the event area.  Also, Chareonkrung is a melting pot of different cultures, races and religions, so there’s virtually any kind of food you may crave or must eat according to your beliefs.  And if you need some help, a local website and mobile app called Wongnai can be your local foodie guide.  Click on the image below to go to Wongnai’s recommended restaurants in the area.