A new place to visit in Bangkok
Lhong 1919 is the new design space of Bangkok and just opened on beginning of November, 2017. I went there and I must say it is worth the visit, because it’s cool and across the river from Chinatown. Lhong 1919 is a private project by Rujiraporn Wanglee (read more), a interior designer who realized the importance of space when she saw it falling apart last year. As a result we have a great new place to go.
Lhong 1919 is the new design space of Bangkok
The project has reclaimed a group of old warehouses and a Chinese shrine dating back in King Rama IV (1851-1868) and still preserves paintings from that time. Lhong 1919 has art and design shops, cafes and restaurants. Probably the most interesting is how the project was done preserving all the charm of old walls. I felt like inside some well preserved space in China itself.
Maybe the beauty of Lhong 1919 is Chinese paintings along door frames and window frames on second floor, all them protected by glasses. I was fascinated by the beauty of the paintings, details and how the shire was reclaimed.
Lhong 1919 is not a typical Bangkok market
The place is hispter, not just a typical Bangkok market and not everything there is affordable but worth going into each of the shops to see the products fashion, beauty, decor, furniture and various other high quality items and good taste. In addiction, Mrs Wanglee let young artists and designers sell their work and products for free at Lhong 1919. I visited one of the stores that even offers leather workshop for a really good price.
Furthermore it’s easy to get lost in time while visiting Lhong 1919, because even though it’s not a big space, it has many details to see. I love the ideia of being a riverside space, what makes the visit more pleasant.
How to get there
248, Chiang Mai Road, Klongsan District in Bangkok
- GETTING THERE FROM THE YARD:
Since the public pier Wanglee Pier is not yet open, the best way to get there from The Yard is by bus (number 8, 34 or 214) to near the pier that crosses directly to the Lhong 1919. I paid 5 baht to cross the river in my way back.
Include it in your itinerary through the Old Town, as there are many other interesting attractions in the area. I recommend this option.
- OPENING TIME:
Stores: daily, 8 am-8pm
Restaurants: daily, 10 am-10pm