“Street art in Bangkok: A guide to the City’s Coolest Murals”The bustling city of Bangkok has its fair share of sites to see. It is a metropolitan to it’s core and a cultural melting pot which makes it a natural hot spot for some of the world’s best street art. Artists from all over the world have flocked to Bangkok to express their individuality in back streets, alleyways, and large rundown buildings. There is lots to discover in the streets of Bangkok. The street art is the best way to experience the culture in a unique way. Here is a guide to the city’s coolest murals and the best street art in Bangkok.
Khao San Road
Chances are if you’re backpacking in Bangkok, you will find yourself on Khao San Road at least once during your travels. Khao San Road is lined with many murals, as long as you’re willing to look for them. These murals aren’t world class or anything, but if you’re already in the area it’s worth checking out the street art in the back roads and alleyways along Khao San Road.
To help guide you, here is a link to the street art you will find on Khao San Road.
If you’re looking for a large dose of street art in Bangkok, then you have to check out Chalermla Park, also known as “Graffiti Park”. The once empty walls of Chalermla Park are now filled with colourful street art covering every square meter of the surrounding walls. The rich colour and classic murals are sure to have you reaching for your camera. Be sure to take as many photos as you can because if you return after a few months, the art will have changed! The street art in Chalermla Park is constantly changing with new artists painting over the old which makes visiting Chalermla Park that much more appealing since you will get a once in a lifetime viewing of the street art. The square in the park also has colourful tires lining the area so you can sit and enjoy the art.
Follow this link to discover some of the art you will find at Chalermla Park as well as a map with an address.
Chinatown is filled with street art from large murals to tiny drawings, each with their own individual charm. The area of Song Wat just outside of Chinatown has three massive, beautiful, and provocative lining the side of old rundown buildings. Soi Wanit 2 area, in contrast with the larger Song Wat murals, is lined with older, smaller paintings.
Follow this link for a more in depth look into the area and a map.
No matter where you travel to, there will always be graffiti and street art around you. The trick is to know where to look. The best street art can be tucked away for only the lucky passersby that happen to stumble upon a goldmine of incredible art. This guide to the city’s coolest murals will help you find the unique experience you’re looking for in Bangkok!
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