Walking in Bangkok | Reappearing in the old town, the charming Chinese-Thai mixed-race in Chinatown Lane

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Strolling through the streets of Bangkok, you can see the traditional Thai style, the magnificent temple palace, the pillars of the epic story of Ramayana, and the floating people on the Chao Phraya River... Although the "City of Angels" has never been colonized, it has unexpectedly become a confluence of cultures of all countries; the horseshoe arches built from the ancient Roman architecture, pay tribute to the gorgeous decoration of Victorian architecture - all 19 The result of the influx of populations in various countries after the turn of the century. These diverse architectural aesthetics have been passed down to the present day. After the reinterpretation of the traditional architectural vocabulary of Southeast Asia, the design energy broke out. It has not only become the emerging aesthetic indicator in Asia, but now it is a unique cultural scene in Bangkok.

In addition to the Western colonial architecture, the popular Chinatown in Bangkok, which has been popular in recent years, is always reminiscent of the old and new atmosphere of Taipei's Dadaotun and Dihua Street. Take Yaowarat Road as the main thoroughfare and all the way to Charoen Krung Road. The sights are all densely populated shop townhouses, including the function space of the market, restaurants, theaters, etc. Chinese-American residences, with their nostalgic and grassroots Chinese style, have attracted many Chaoqing companies to start their business in recent years, and they have been born in Soi Nana, Wenqing Roadway.Flower House Coffee Shop, ONEDAY WALLFLOWERS &NANA COFFEE). The newly-recognized old-fashioned tenement houses have opened their doors on the streets. These Peugeot-style "Chinese-Thai mixed-races" have unexpectedly become stunning flowers in the old city.

Classical pharmacy stewed a house of coffee herbs | 103 Bed and Brews
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The first affair out of Hua Lamphong is the homestay at the corner of Soi Nana Roadway -103 Bed and Brews"." In the past, when new thinking had not yet entered the region, the Chinese street was mostly a market for daily trading of Chinese people, among which the Chinese medicine shop was the most prosperous; and the former site of 103 Bed and Brews was a Chinese medicine shop specializing in the import of traditional herbs. From the Chinese iron gates at the door, to the wooden window frames, carved round chairs and bamboo curtains, and even the Chinese-style floor tiles painted in Portugal, the details of the space show the traces of the life of Chinese businessmen. The owner cleverly retains the old soul of the Chinese-style architecture, and does not trace the details of Thai contemporary art, giving 103 Bed and Brews a mix of Chinese and Thai blood.

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Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews.
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Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews.
Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews.
Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews.

The number in the name of 103 Bed and Brews is taken from the house number of the building. It is extended by the bed and breakfast "Bed & Breakfast". "Bed" is the expectation of good sleep, and "Breakfast" is replaced by "Brews". Cooking action - use the old house as a pot to cook a pleasant place that is immersed in the aroma of coffee. In addition to being a comfortable and inviting hotel, the daytime time is located in the public area on the first floor. It is also a cafe and bar open to the public; in addition to basic coffee items, the restaurant also introduces Chinese herbal teas and desserts. In the trace of "medicine shop" traces and thoughts, so that the space is always filled with calm and calm Chinese medicine taste.

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If you want to have a quaint, intimate and Chinese-style home in Bangkok night, you can come to 103 Bed & Brews for a night, and enjoy the tranquility of Chinatown at the leisure time on the terrace, away from the crowded sightseeing spots. Real experience the local lifestyle. In the pharmacy of a hundred years, I tasted the taste of Chinese medicine.

?103 Bed and Brews
103 Soi Nana, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100
Opening Hours: 08:00 am-10:00 pm
T: +66-2-102-8856

Hong Kong-style ice laboratory | true JingJing Ice-cream Bar and Café
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Lazy summer afternoon is suitable for egg ice products, explore in the streets and lanes, no longer pondering the measurement of the shortest distance, go down the Shilongjun Road, "True JingJing Ice-cream Bar and CafeIt will come into view. In the ice cream shop hidden in the alley, the owner Chutinat Thasananuphan blends the ice with a strong Hong Kong style; in addition to the conspicuous "real" red neon sign at the door of the store, the store's sight is in addition to the coffee and ice cream. The open bar, the entire space creates a nostalgic oriental temperament with iconic iron doors and windows, mosaic tiles and lantern-style chandeliers. Although the space is small, fine details can be seen everywhere.

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Image Courtesy of JingJing Ice-cream Bar and Café.
Image Courtesy of JingJing Ice-cream Bar and Café.
Image Courtesy of JingJing Ice-cream Bar and Café.

The dining space on the second floor is full of design, the stylish marble tabletop is equipped with quaint wooden seats, and the round mirror with gold-plated edge is decorated between the table and the table. There is no shortage of trendy embellishments in the classical style. Hong Kong style. And Chutinat is not sloppy in the production of ice cream, the main hand-made ice cream from Chaozhou, tastes up to 2, 30; in addition to coconut, chocolate and other classic flavors, Chutinat also creatively use the season's tea and fruits and vegetables, A mix of glamorous specialties, such as Kahlua Peanut Butter, made up of Kahlua coffee liqueur and peanut butter, is an exclusive taste. If the above tastes still can't satisfy your challenge spirit, the experimental tastes that appear from time to time, such as the "Garlic Butter, Lime and Spring Onion" just released at the end of July, are new products made of garlic cream, lemon and onion. Chutinat laughed and said, "This is really the strangest ice I have ever made!", I am afraid that you will not dare to try!

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Image Courtesy of JingJing Ice-cream Bar and Café.

Insist on the use of pure natural ingredients, and use the syrup and cream to get the most out of it. It is the origin of the "real" store name - using the most "real" materials to create a "true" delicious summer good. Not only because of the unique decoration, but also attracts many tourists who come here, the ever-changing ice menu makes it a good place for many hackers in Bangkok.

?True JingJing Ice-cream Bar and Cafe
154 Soi Charoenkrung 14, Charoenkrung Rd., Samphantawong, Bangkok 10100
Opening Hours: Sun-Mon/ 09:29 am-05:00 pm
Wed-Sat/ 09:28 am-07:29 pm
T:+66-81-974-1929

Drink "Opium" or look for "Drunken Mistress" | Bā hào
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Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.

It is also filled with oriental aesthetics, but it is not as elegant and restrained as other stores. This is also located on Shilongjun Road.Eighth Bā hàoHard and healthy, from the house, a bright red rebellion and fanaticism than the outdoors. This four-story complex living space, which was converted from the 60-year-old Tang Dynasty House, looks just like the old-fashioned building on Chinatown. However, at night, the red neon in the store’s "eighth" Light spilled through the wooden door of the old house, and the classical neighborhood instantly enveloped the futuristic filter, as if it was a warning that Bangkok’s hot nightlife was about to sail.

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Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
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"Opium" bartending. Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
"No. 8 Pudding". Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
"Opium" bartending. Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
"Yuan Yuan". Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
"No. 8 Pudding". Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
"Five Rivers" bartending. Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.

The name "Bā hào" is not only the address, but also the homonym of the Chinese culture of "eight" and "fat". I hope to bring good luck to this space. The sizzling bar on the first floor is full of Chinese style; dark wooden furniture, lion door handles on the door, and Chinese antiques and ornaments on the wall, all kinds of elements In the flame-like avant-garde space, encounters and collisions are surprisingly translated into a wonderful Thai style. The bartenders and meals at the bar are also ingenious. They are based on Chinese cuisine and ingredients, such as the bartenders named "Opium", "Five Rivers", "Harbin" and "Drunken Mistress". I taste it all.

Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
Image Courtesy of No. 8 Bā hào.
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In addition to being a popular base for Bangkok night, the second to fourth floors of Bà hao are also used for homestays, including a public space, a "MAITRI CHIT Room" that converts large walls into floor-to-ceiling windows, and a private small room. Balcony with a view of the large room "SANTIPHAP Room". In the morning and sunset, you can see the beautiful panorama of the Golden Buddha Temple. Compared with the simple scenery of the old community, the dramatic visual impact will be staged on the balcony.

?Eighth Bā hào
8 Soi Nana, Maitri Chit Rd., Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu & Sat-Sun/ 06:00 pm-00:00 am
T:+66-64-635-1989

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