We hadn’t heard of the Creative District Bangkok before we arrived and were lucky to find it. So here’s exactly what you can find in the hipster hub of BKK.
How To Get To The Creative District Bangkok
The Creative District can be found around the streets of the Bangrak and Khlong San districts. Connected by a ferry between the Chao Phraya River.
We actually took a tour of the Creative District with Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and we recommend them as a great way to see all the top hidden gems within a short amount of time.
If you’d prefer to explore alone though the best option is to head to Warehouse 30 and start touring the streets!
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
What To Expect At The Creative District Bangkok
Creative District Bangkok is a huge neighbourhood that celebrates it’s creativity through art, food, culture and many other things.
It’s the hub of diversity, where east meets west and the old sits with the new. When we visited it was like stepping into another world.
We were super lucky to have this place recommended to us by a friend. So we are writing this blog to try and make more people aware of this beautifully different side of Bangkok.
We’ve covered below the main things you can EAT, SEE & DO in the area.
Things To Do In The Creative District Bangkok
In the creative District Bangkok you can find any kind of cuisine.
Whether it’s bbq street food, or fresh noodles served up in a cool cafe, you’ll find some quirky options in the Creative District.
If you want to really live up your time in Bangkok, you can even get a tattoo done at Black Pig Tattoo whilst sipping cocktails from Tropic City next door.
There are many wall murals with unusual and beautiful pieces that all tell a story.
After walking around and looking at all the street art, you can enjoy a bite to eat in the quirky cafes just around the corner.
You can stop at River City to catch some really interesting art galleries and beautiful souvenir shops. This place really is built for the creative minds. It’s located right next to Si Phraya Pier – where you can find more markets and restaurants over the other side.
We started walking through the Creative District from Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and our first stop was at Warehouse 30.
Inside they sold all kinds of clothes, bags and jewellery. They also have books, a cinema with an evening viewing everyday and the coolest couple of cafes.
Klong San Market
Klong San Market is located directly as you get off the ferry from Bangrak and Khlong San.
You’ll arrive at Si Phraya Pier to see the other side of the Creative District Bangkok and this is where you enter into Klong San Market.
If you’re looking for super cheap, stylish clothes then this is your place. Local prices and if you hunt around some pretty awesome attire!
The Knack Market
Not only were we lucky to be told about Creative District Bangkok, we happened to visit on the day the The Knack Market was running.
With choices of delicious foods, and warehouse like restaurants, this could possibly be the coolest place we’ve ever visited.
Be sure to check their website to find out what days they are holding the event as they are only once a month but it was like a mini Brick Lane within Bangkok!
Where To Stay In Bangkok
Luxury – Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River, boasting 4 dining options, 2 outdoor pools, and a spa.
Free shuttle boats bring guests to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station and Icon Siam Shopping Mall.
Featuring views of Chao Phraya River, rooms have a flat-screen TV. A safety deposit box and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.
Guests can exercise in the 24-hour fitness centre and enjoy other facilities including a sauna, a hot tub and tennis court.
Concierge and laundry services are available.
Mid-Budget – Golden Tulip Mandison Suites
Offering stylish units with modern dark wood interiors, Golden Tulip features an outdoor pool with poolside dining and a bar.
Located on Sukhumvit 20, the hotel provides free Wi-Fi and shuttles to Asoke BTS Skytrain Station.
The floor-to-ceiling windows give great city skyline views. Featuring dark colour schemes and warm lighting, the spacious rooms have a flat-screen TV, DVD player and large bath areas.
Golden Tulip Mandison Suites is a 10-minute walk from Emporium Shopping Mall and has free parking.
Backpacker – Pillow & Bread
Just a 12-minute walk from BTS Saphan Kwai Station, Pillow & Bread offers accommodation with easy access to all forms of transportation in Bangkok.
Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Rooms at Pillow & Bread feature a dormitory style and is air conditioning.
There are bunk beds, a TV and a kitchenette in all rooms. Some units have a seating area for your convenience.
Every room has a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find towels, a slippers and free toiletries.
The property offers free use of a washing machine located on rooftop area.
For more place to stay in Bangkok, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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Wednesday 17th of October 2018
Charlie and Lauren I am shocked I missed this place during my BKK visits. What a fun time.
Saturday 20th of October 2018
I know right! Definitely an up and coming spot!
Wednesday 11th of July 2018
This looks AMAZING. Love the Murals & street art! The market looks awesome too!
Thursday 12th of July 2018
Thanks Leanne! Definitely one of many hidden gems in Bangkok :)