Lhong 1919, Bangkok’s new attraction by the river

 

Lhong 1919 is a 19th century Chinese mansion that got converted into an arts and heritage space. It’s one of the new exciting attractions along the Chao Phraya river that can be incorporated into your explorations along the river!

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It is accessible by the Chao Phraya tourist boats or you can take a boat across from the pier at Chinatown (Yaowarat).

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This is the pier that you will alight at for Lhong 1919.

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The area is quite spacious and you get to explore the different parts of the mansion on the second floor.

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It is like a museum where you get to see what certain parts of the mansion looked like. They feature various rooms and what they are used for and there are descriptions in English for tourists to read too.

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There is also a Mazu temple where people visit and pray at.

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On the first floor there are shops and cafes. Some of the shops conduct workshops as well. The shops mainly sell crafts, like leather and pottery.

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The cafes here provide a good respite from the heat if you’re here in the afternoon. We visited Plearnwan Panich and the drinks were pretty good. Their signature is the black sesame soya milk coffee. It’s really unique and fragrant, I liked it a lot.

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There are many murals that you can take photos of/at. You can explore the area to look for them too.

Depending on the date, there are events held here. One example would be the Pinkoi Market on 1-2Dec. This is an interesting place to visit and it’s quite a nice place to chill at as well! If you’re visiting various locations along the Chao Phraya river you might want to give this place a visit!