Exploring Charoenkrung Road

Exploring Charoenkrung Road

Last week, a friend of mine and I explore Charoenkrung Road, the first road in Bangkok. It was built in 1862-1864 in the reign of King Rama IV. The English name for Charoen Kung is New Road.  The road was build from Wat Pho, Grand Palace and stretches for 8.5km to Dao Khanong to the South.

It was fun and really nice to see some old buildings and some graffiti photos. We started in the Old Custom House it is located near the Chaophraya river in Soi Charoenkrung 36, Charoenkrung road, Bangrak District. Then we head to the Chinese temples and on our way there we saw this guy who adapted some street dogs and cats and he basically made a “hotel” for the animals so he can take care of them. The animals have their own cage so that when it’s night time he let them in and not going to be in trouble with other street dogs or cats. It’s very nice to see people do that but at the same time it is sad to know that their owner can’t support them that’s why they have to leave them on the street. That’s why in Bangkok there’s so many street dogs and cats on the street and also in the temples.

On our way to the next destination we saw a bunch of people and students that having a great time with their fundraising for the school. They cut the tires and made some sort of flowers. I got a chance to participate on the activities that they have. They were happy to show us how they made it and we got a chance to take picture of it.

After that, we walk around the Portugal Embassy and we found this amazing outdoor mural on the wall of the embassy. It’s amazing how the artist did it, I bet it’s a lot of time chiseling that wall to have this amazing art. We stop by at the River City and have some mixed berry smoothie and my friend had some Chocolate frappe I believe. 🙂 We saw a few graffiti paintings on the wall and I was happy to see some kids playing dominos and not on their phone. Nowadays, most kids are always on their phone and not even interested on playing some outdoor games. On this day it was good because I saw this kids and they seems having a great time and a real happy time! 🙂

We went near the Chaophraya river and see the beautiful view and sunset. Our final destination is to reach these two elephants and the bike graffiti paint. My friend told me that the artist are foreigners of different countries. I was really nice to see some amazing artist. After we explore we took the tuk-tuk on the way home and have some local Thai food around Silom. I can’t remember the name of the place but they called the noodles “boat noodles” and everything is 15 baht and it’s delicious! June and I had a great time that day and will explore more soon!

Over all, that day was great! If you guys like this post don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

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