Bangrak’s Cultural Crossroads
One of Bangkok’s older riverside districts serves up a mix of high end hotels, high rises, shops, fresh markets, restaurants, roti shops, lanes, alleys, temples, mosques, churches and more.
It’s a very international area which shouldn’t be surprising as the first foreigners were allowed to settle and set up their trading posts here from the 19th century onwards.
Due to the growing number of foreigners more buildings got built, including offices, homes, the Old Custom House and the very French-looking Assumption Cathedral.
Lively street art can be found in various sois and the more demanding visitor can take a (shopping) break at the swanky Warehouse 30.
Just wandering around will provide you with a huge variety of photogenic opportunities, at least if you’re in the mood for that and pay attention instead of having your eyes glued to your mobile screen while updating Facebook…