Looking back in time, do you guys know which road was the first to be built in Bangkok? Time’s up! The answer is… Charoen Krung Road! Charoen Krung Road, running along the eastern side of Chao Phraya River, was the first road built with the European technologies during the reign of King Rama IV. In the past the road was the main line that connected ports and warehouses with the city, which later allowed heavy trade activities between Thailand (Siam at the time) and European countries. Recently, the old warehouse, previously owned by the East Asiatic company, has been renovated and renamed as Asiatique. Asiatique is designed to be a tourist attraction in Bangkok which offers vintage lifestyle of the old Charoen Krung area.
Traveling to Asiatqiue is just a peace of mind. Just take a boat from Tak Sin pier under Saphan Taksin BTS Station and indulge in the placid atmosphere of Chao Phraya River. If you choose to drive, just take Charoen Krung Road and you will find it in no time. Asiatique gathers for you a number of chic restaurants and boutique shops that will bring you back to the old days. For those who have foreign visitors, Sukjai strongly recommend bringing them here!
Asiatique is opening every day from 5 pm until midnight. It starts the service in the evening so that visitors get the chance to appreciate the beautiful sunset by Chao Phraya River. The place has just been available so if you don’t want to fall out of trend, grab a camera and come snap some photos and share with Sukjai! Now Sukjai will have to go. If there happens to be anything interesting coming up Sukjai will bring to you right away! Bye!