Hipsters Are Taking Over This Bangkok Neighborhood & and You’re Going to Want to Try Their Cocktails

Hipsters Are Taking Over This Bangkok Neighborhood — and You’re Going to Want to Try Their Cocktails

Although Bangkok has always been a go-to stop for world travelers, it may be that one of its own districts is now in a position to upstage it on the world stage. Bangrak, one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, is getting a reputation as the place to be in Thailand. A sort of Bangkok SoHo, the lure of low-cost apartments has proved an irresistible draw for the young, the hip and the innovative.

Of late, the area has become the dwelling place for chefs, musicians, designers, artists and would-be entrepreneurs, anxious to make their mark.
Now known as the “creative district,” the area also encompasses Bangkok’s China town and neighboring districts, Talat Noi and Yaowarat. Special features of the area include Thai-Fusion cuisine, hip local bars, and urban street art.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bangkok’s Creative District consists of three neighborhoods that have attracted artists, chefs, designers, and musicians.
  • As this area was historically a river trading center, its multicultural roots can still be seen today
  • The Creative District was formed in 2012 with a couple of art and music based businesses.

“My father, however, had better ideas. He and I would show up, make our rounds politely, then decamp to the nearby Oriental hotel, now the Mandarin Oriental (doubles from $420), his old friend Nelson in tow. Over cocktails, the men would hatch outlandish plans.”

Read more: https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/city-vacations/bangkok-bangrak-neighborhood-creative-district

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Hotel Otaku. Hotel reviewer. Aspiring photographer. Xenodocheionologist. Zac fuses his lifelong passions for 1. Beautiful Hotels & Resorts, 2. Thailand and 3. Website Design to bring NewThaiHotels to life, sharing the latest information on new and exciting luxury hotel openings in stunning tropical Thailand.

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