Treasure of Bangkok Chao Phraya River

BUKRUK WAL L ART WALK

BAAN S I LAP I N ( ART I ST ’ S HOUSE )

Distance from hotel

15 min

5 min

Street art has landed in Bangkok and is transforming the streetscapes of its evolving neighborhoods. In 2016, BUKRUK Urban Arts Festival brought in artists from around the world for a 10-day celebration of public wall paintings, art exhibitions, artist talks, animation and music. The festival itself might be transient but its legacy is not – the wall paintings left behind now puts Bangkok’s skin in the game as a contender for an emerging street art city.

Distance from hotel

21 min

20 min

Getting there is a challenge, but this one’s high on our must-see cultural list. A hidden gem, the Artist’s House is a beautifully restored traditional Thai home on the Thonburi side of the river. The over 200-year-old house offers a glimpse into a bygone era, and is devoted to promoting local artists. It also brings Thai folklore to life, through the puppet shows and dances it hosts there.

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