Bang Kho Laem will mesmerize you with lovely vintage buildings, many of which have been home to Thai families for generations. Only a few minutes ride from Saphan Taksin BTS station, Bang Kho Laem is largely a residential area for locals and those who seek something different than the urban Sukhumvit area. Home of the famous Asiatique shopping and dining center, and The Riverfront, with front view to the Chao praya river. Bang Kho Laem is historically the cradle of modern day Bangkok. Recently, contrasting the charm and history of Bangkok early beginnings, are brand new skyscrapers along the river, offering the best view of Bangkok money can buy.
Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Riverside, King’s College international School, Wat ban khlonok school, Satsana Sueksa Bang Uthit School are well known schools in the area, but neighboring districts have many schools to add to your list of alternatives.
Bang Kho Laem is well connected to Bangkok by three highways: North to Chaeng Wattana by the Sirat elevated expressway, down south by Rama 2 road, or east by the Ratchadaphisek elevated expressway. Bangkok’s Skytrain services services from Saphan Thaksin, making Bangkok Center easily accessible.
The closest hospital would be Charoen Krung Pacharak Hospital, but neighboring districts have many hospitals, both private and public, to choose from.
As well as soaking up the local culture at bang Kho Laem’s temples and shrines like Wat Praya Krai or Wat Jan Nai, it’s fun to visit the old wharfs along Chao Phraya River, and local restaurants offer great food.
Whether shopping for groceries or gifts, there are plenty of retail options here that range from the huge and modern Asiatique offers shopping and dining, to Home Pro Rama 3, offering tools, home decor and appliances. Riverside restaurants serve up some delicious local fare.
Nightlife centers around places such as Asiatique and the Waterfront, but there are plenty of small bars and restaurants around.