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The New Normal: Bringing Back the Hype in Charoenkrung after COVID-19

Life must go on after the pandemic. Even at the Luxurious Mandarin Oriental on Charoenkrung, Bangkok. The lifestyle change might be temporary, but something might remain forever such as sanitary habits and appropriate social distancing. After the lockdown policy eases, restaurants, cafes, and bars gradually return to business. However, both parties must comply with certain rules implemented by the government, especially the sanitary measures and 1.5 meters of social distancing in dine-in restaurants.

Charoenkrung or the old town is worth a visit for a day out. The old town district was built more than 100 years ago for the growing business community, making it a bustling neighborhood, known for the hub of Chinese merchants, Persian traders, diplomats, shopping districts, and cultural destinations.

Stop by the Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The Luxurious Mandarin Oriental Bringing Back the Hype in Charoenkrung 2020

Through its long history, Charoenkrung still retains the charm of its antique and artsy feeling in the present years. The road portrays the artistic and vintage attraction of renovated architecture with its one of the top trendiest cafes and restaurants.

“Brunch at Sarnies?”, this might be one of the popular phrases among people who love Sunday brunches with their group of friends or family. Sarnies is the perfect brunch spot for a delicious healthy menu and doses of coffee, also ideal for Instagrammers and cafe hoppers. The stroll along the Charoenkrung road never disappoints anyone.

Eastern Antiques

Visit the Eastern Antiques for the one and only painted antique Chinese porcelain scrap in the world. Developed from an antique shop to jewelry and crockery store, made from porcelain scraps, the shop itself looks mysterious, yet captivating from the outside. Once you step in, you would receive a warm welcome and joy of browsing collections to collections of earrings, bracelets, rings, as well as tie clips, all made from porcelain.

What makes it even more interesting is the showcase of the ancient porcelain from the Ming and Ching dynasty. Make sure to make a stop by the Eastern Antiques during your stroll and absorb the charm of  Asian antiques. Also, stop by the Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental Hotel for some wonderful jazz tones. Soak up the classic jazz atmosphere in one of Bangkok’s oldest cocktail bars since 1953. The live music will take you back in time together with the singer.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental

More than that, this neighborhood has transformed itself beyond artistic vintage street cafes, bars,  several luxury hotel chains, and reputable real estate developers have been paying attention to this area, particularly. Four Seasons Private Residences at Chao Phraya River, Magnolias Waterfront Residences, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and many more are some of the popular riverside hotels and residence choices among investors and vacationers.

To make the area even more complete, The IconSiam, the newly launched riverside luxury shopping center is also located in Charoenkrung to serve the residents, international tourists, as well as city wanderers. Before visiting each place, it is recommended to check daily updates directly from the shops, restaurants, or cafe via their official Facebook pages or Instagram in case there might be any changes due to any uncontrollable situation.

 

Julie Parkinson

Asher Property Editor

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