Getting around

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)


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