Riverside Living Is Bangkok’s Big New Trend

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It feels like we’re in Bangkok, but we really aren’t. Life on the river is nestled far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet we can still sense the essence of urban living — which makes things perfect, doesn’t it?

The comfort of being able to breathe fresh air, far away from the polluted confines of a city filled with traffic congestion — these days, that is a luxury. Being distant enough from the city’s buzzing sound and chaos that often cause pain to our ears is also a luxury. In one way or another, we know that there are lots of perks to living by the river, apart from living a healthier life.

Today, we live such fast-paced lifestyles, trapped in our own bubbles, trying to race against time. It’s overwhelming. It seems like we forget to slow down for those moments in our everyday life and appreciate what we really have. We often opt for the idea of having the city’s skyline by our side, but do we really want to be surrounded by high-rise condominiums that isolate us from the outside world?

Think about waking up to a golden sunrise over the spectacular view of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river — it really soothes your soul. There’s a slither of calmness in the river that can really perk up your everyday life, one that revitalises your body and soul with positive vibes. Living by the river is a choice to live at a peaceful pace with a finer quality of life.

This is an escape from Bangkok’s notorious traffic. Thonburi is an emerging new city centre that is becoming more cosmopolitan than ever. Thonburi, straddled in the western side of the Chao Phraya River, is an oasis within the city’s main artery. Living here, you are not only privileged with an unobstructed view of the majestic riverside, but you also have all the benefits of living in a central location. From preserving its historical treasures and cultural roots, this riverside community is shaping into a suburbia of sorts — a place where you could see yourself living long term, settling down and raising a healthy family.

Bangkok’s thriving and second city centre has itself well on the map and is more connected than ever, thanks to Bangkok’s growing connectedness via public transport lines. Thonburi has a flourishing art scene and offers quick access to plenty of interesting activities such as to quaint art galleries, fascinating museums, and local markets. With its convenience of location and the Gold line extending BTS transit from Thonburi station, property investors are now shifting to Thonburi more than ever. The neighbourhood offers flourishing culinary experiences, provides easy access to the CBD, is a prime shopping location and features entertainment places like the new luxurious shopping mall ICONSIAM.

Take a stroll along the river’s edge and you will find plenty of options for enjoyable nightlife such as ThreeSixty Lounge Bar at Millennium Hilton Bangkok or 342 Rooftop Bar at Baan Wanglang. Sitting beside the best riverside luxurious hotels like The Peninsula, Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental, and many others within the area, it’s no secret that Thonburi beats areas like Thonglor or Ekkamai with its thriving scene. Nothing could be better than living an urban life by the serene aesthetics of the river and its stunning views.

Staff Writer